Powder Alert


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Sierra Snow

Heavenly and Kirkwood have received plenty of snow and more is on the way this weekend. It’s all setting up for one of the best ski seasons in years.

The good news is that once the snow and winds start to settle on Monday the skiing will be incredible. Our Diamond Valley House is perfectly situated should you choose either resort. Since we are at a lower elevation, everything is a little easier….parking  your car, taking a walk with your dog, firing up the bbq, enjoying the backyard sundeck.

Guests are reporting :“The lightest freshest fresh in years. It’s a blast!” Include a soak at Grover Hot Springs (15 minutes away) for an apres-ski treat. It’s all good.

Reserve early. You’ll want to visit more than once.  Call our managers at Sorensen’s Resort: 530) 694-2203 and tell them you want to reserve the Diamond Valley House.





Hankering for winter fun in the Sierra?


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A big snow has blanketed our mountains and we’re inviting you to join us for an escape to the incomparable fresh air and zesty pleasures of the Alpine Sierra. Snowshoe, x-country ski, snowboard, ice skate, sled….it’s all up to you. Diamond Valley House is located at the heart of it all. We even have hot springs just 10 minutes away where you can soak all your cares away after a day on the slopes.

Follow the green arrow to your home away from home:


click here for photos and details:  DVHOUSE2016brochure

Just a call away: 530-694-2203 (Sorensen’s will answer – they manage our home).

Happy snow dog


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Looks like a White Christmas for Diamond Valley and the entire Sierra Nevada this year. Eleven degrees at night guaranteeing the trees stay flocked with snow. It’s magical outside and Blaze is lovin’ it.


We’re all booked up for the holidays but there are still some openings for January and February so come stay and play. Cross country ski, snowshoe Hope Valley or the higher elevations, downhill and snowboard Kirkwood or Heavenly Valley ski resorts, rock out at South Tahoe (30 minutes), soak at Grover Hot Springs (just 10 minutes away) or just sit by the fire, cook up a hearty meal, read a book and enjoy the peace and quiet on our 5 beautiful wooded acres. Just a call away: 530-694-2203 (Sorensen’s will answer – they manage our home).  Merry Christmas!



Kirkwood terrain status today: stay DV House and SKI!!


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Reserve early by calling our managers at Sorensen’s Resort: (530) 694-2203. Tell them you want to book Diamond Valley House. Advantages staying at DVHouse: Grover Hot Springs is 10 min. away. House is equidistant from Kirkwood and Heavenly Valley ski resorts, 30 min. away. When it snows, miles of cross country skiing and snowshoeing right out the door in Diamond Valley. Ice skating pond on our property.

Serious snow has closed Ebbetts and Monitor Passes


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How long it will stick, who knows? Here’s a look at the aspen leaves that remain.

Fall Color Sierra Nevada

Diamond Valley House is preparing for winter guest arrivals. Firewood is stacked, chimney cleaned, wood floors polished, meadow groomed, and reservations now being accepted. Call our managers at Sorensen’s Resort for more details: 1-800-423-9949.



Woodfords/High Sierra: Weather Report December 7, 2013


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Weather Report December 7, 2013

Snow is still falling. About 8 inches of new white fluffy stuff. Kirkwood here we come. As of today, our vacation rental is still available for the Christmas holidays. The cordwood is piled high and the pond is frozen. All is still and the valley is majestic. A few more inches and it will be ready for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Grover Hot Springs is open and ready for aprés ski soaking. Life doesn’t get much better.

Call 800-423-9949 (Sorensen’s Resort, our managers) for reservations. Our house is ten minutes away from the resort and Hope Valley, thirty minutes from Kirkwood and 40 minutes from Heavenly Valley North.