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Winter Recreation at Diamond Peak. 50 years of Beautiful Skiing!

Diamond Peak is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, near the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, renowned restaurants, and the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America. Diamond Peak is known for amazing views, affordable prices, uncrowded slopes and a friendly atmosphere that families love. Diamond Peak Winter Recreation is a family must do in the Sierra.

 


Way back in 1966, while the community of Incline Village was still in its defining stages, Oklahoma native Art Wood envisioned a four-season resort community – a “Pebble Beach of the Sierra” – and hired Austrian ski consultant Luggi Foeger to design and build Ski Incline (as Diamond Peak was then called) as one of the pillars of that vision. After only four months of construction, Ski Incline opened its lifts in November of 1966 with a skier-friendly layout on the lower mountain of the resort. In 1987, ski resort manager Jurgen Wetzstein led the development of the upper mountain with the addition of the Crystal Quad to the top of the peak – an expansion that doubled the resort’s skiable acreage and added more advanced terrain. The addition also spurred the name change to Diamond Peak.
During the upcoming 2016-17 winter season, Diamond Peak will celebrate its golden anniversary – 50 years of skiing and snowboarding in the most beautiful setting on earth – and we are inviting our extended Diamond Peak family to help us commemorate this milestone. This season, Diamond Peak skiers can take advantage of amazing deals like Flex Pass multi day tickets with daily rates as low as $50 per day, $40 Bring Your Other Pass ticket deals, $74 daily Adult lift ticket rates ($79 on Holidays), and free lift tickets for kids 6 and under and those over 80 years old.

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What’s NEW in 2016-2017 Season
What’s new at Diamond Peak for the 2016-17 season New season pass perks, 50th-anniversary celebrations and more INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.  New for the 2016-17 season, Diamond Peak has dramatically expanded the scope of its reciprocal season pass privilege program and has planned a series of

New for the 2016-17 season, Diamond Peak has dramatically expanded the scope of its reciprocal season pass privilege program and has planned a series of 50th-anniversary events to celebrate the history of the resort throughout the ski season. Here are some reasons to visit Diamond Peak this winter:

More season pass holder bonus days: Diamond Peak 2016-17 season pass holders will enjoy 44 complimentary nonholiday lift tickets at 11 partner resorts across the country this season – up to four days at each resort. Participating resorts include Boreal Mountain Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, June Mountain Ski Area, Bogus Basin, Lee Canyon, Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Every Diamond Peak pass holder also receives four discounted $50 Bring-A-Friend Tickets they can use to bring friends to Diamond Peak. Visit DiamondPeak.com for details and the full list of perks.

50th Anniversary celebrations all season: Founded in 1966 as Ski Incline, Diamond Peak will celebrate its golden anniversary this winter with a series of events focused on the history of the resort. Expect a historic ski/snowboard film and speaker series featuring classic ski films from the 1960s through today, stories and multimedia from the resort’s past, plus decade-specific costume contests and other ways for the public to join in the fun. In addition, Diamond Peak’s lodge will display posters and memorabilia from the resort’s history. Your golden ticket to savings – the Flex Pass: With 50 years of affordable, family-friendly fun under our belts, Diamond Peak knows a thing or two about how to save skiers and snowboarders money. And our special 2016-17 “golden” Flex Pass multiday ticket is the perfect way to ski more and save more this season, with prices as low as $50/day for adults. Available in 2-7 day increments, the direct-to-lift Flex Pass is fully transferable, can be used any day and is valid all season long.

Wednesday 55+ ski clinic series: Diamond Peak will offer a special ski clinic series for Adults 55+ as part of the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department’s Senior Programs. This 10-week program will begin Jan. 6 and run through March 16 (no clinic Feb. 17) and participants can sign up for the full 10 weeks or choose a five-week package or individual drop-in sessions. Diamond Peak’s PSIA certified instructors will provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced instruction. Instruction is designed to help skiers improve, adjust, or modify techniques and encourage lifelong skiing. Skiers looking to get back into the sport after a break are encourage to sign up to learn about the latest equipment and skiing technology designed for older skiers. Participants must have a valid day pass or season pass for Diamond Peak. Register at the Incline Village Recreation Center (980 Incline Way), or call (775) 832-1310.

Guided after-hours snowshoe hikes: Join guides from the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department for Community Snowshoe Hikes to Diamond Peak’s Snowflake Lodge. The snowshoe hikes offer non-skiers the chance to enjoy the slopes of Diamond Peak in wintertime and encourage exercising in a social setting. The 1.5 mile (3 miles round trip) hikes includes guides, exclusive after-hours access to Diamond Peak and Snowflake Lodge, s’mores and hot cocoa. There will be light fare available at Snowflake Lodge. See DiamondPeak.com/events for dates and more information.

Peak Pledge: Diamond Peak offers a 100% money back guarantee for refunds requested by January 15, 2017 on unused Season Passes – no insurance or doctor’s note needed. Just come to Guest Services by January 15 if you have not used your 2016-17 pass and would like a refund.

New ski and snowboard demo equipment: The Diamond Peak Rental & Repair shop carries the latest skis and snowboards available for demo rentals. Try top-of-the-line equipment from Salomon, Rossignol, K2, Volkl & Lib Tech as well as the latest Burton snowboards this winter. Wild Bill’s BBQ at Snowflake Lodge: After a successful introductory season, Chef Bill Vandenburg is excited to expand the Wild Bill’s BBQ offerings at the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge this winter. Hungry skiers and riders can expect to find authentic barbecue fare, slow cooked and smoked on site, with house-made barbecue sauces and tasty sides. Offerings include smoked tri-tip, chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, burgers and sausages. Wild Bill’s BBQ at Snowflake Lodge will be open daily, with a Wild Bills BBQ satellite location open at the Base Lodge on weekends and holiday periods this ski season.

 

Learning to ski or snowboard at Diamond Peak –

Diamond Peak’s professional instructors, low student-to-instructor ratio, dedicated children’s learning area, gentle slopes, and a friendly environment provide an ideal place for first-time skiers and snowboarders and those looking to improve their skills and confidence. Child Ski Center (Ages 3-7) The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center provides a safe and fun learning environment for kids ages 3-7 with a separate learning area, dedicated surface lift, and instructor-to-child ratio of 1:5. Parents register their children and then our friendly staff takes care of everything else inside our kid-only zone. Lift tickets and rental equipment are included with all lessons and children are fitted for their gear inside the Child Ski Center. The March of the Penguins All Day Package and Diamond Pete Half Day Private Lesson Packages include lunch, playtime, and snacks. Ski & Snowboard School (Ages 7+) The Diamond Peak Ski and Snowboard School offers group, private, and semi-private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Groups of 2-5 people of similar ability can take a Family and Friends semi-private lesson and learn or improve together. Snowboard lesson packages include Burton Learn to Ride boards that are specially designed for beginners with a forgiving flex pattern and features to make turning easier. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Week, January 9 – 13, 2017: $39 Learn to Ski & Ride Packages Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages January 9-13, 2017 as part of national “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lessons will help

Diamond Peak Begiiners

Parents register their children and then our friendly staff takes care of everything else inside our kid-only zone. Lift tickets and rental equipment are included with all lessons and children are fitted for their gear inside the Child Ski Center. The March of the Penguins All Day Package and Diamond Pete Half Day Private Lesson Packages include lunch, playtime, and snacks. Ski & Snowboard School (Ages 7+) The Diamond Peak Ski and Snowboard School offers group, private, and semi-private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Groups of 2-5 people of similar ability can take a Family and Friends semi-private lesson and learn or improve together. Snowboard lesson packages include Burton Learn to Ride boards that are specially designed for beginners with a forgiving flex pattern and features to make turning easier. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Week, January 9 – 13, 2017: $39 Learn to Ski & Ride Packages Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages January 9-13, 2017 as part of national “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lessons will help

The March of the Penguins All Day Package and Diamond Pete Half Day Private Lesson Packages include lunch, playtime, and snacks. Ski & Snowboard School (Ages 7+) The Diamond Peak Ski and Snowboard School offers group, private, and semi-private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Groups of 2-5 people of similar ability can take a Family and Friends semi-private lesson and learn or improve together. Snowboard lesson packages include Burton Learn to Ride boards that are specially designed for beginners with a forgiving flex pattern and features to make turning easier. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Week, January 9 – 13, 2017: $39 Learn to Ski & Ride Packages Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages January 9-13, 2017 as part of national “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lessons will help

Snowboard lesson packages include Burton Learn to Ride boards that are specially designed for beginners with a forgiving flex pattern and features to make turning easier. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Week, January 9 – 13, 2017: $39 Learn to Ski & Ride Packages Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages January 9-13, 2017 as part of national “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lessons will help

The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lessons will help first-timers start off with a good foundation and gain confidence. Terrain Based Teaching Features Diamond Peak integrates Terrain Based Teaching into all beginner lessons, a method that has proven successful throughout the industry. Terrain Based Teaching involves incorporating small terrain features as part of the learning progression, which amps up the fun factor and helps beginners gain confidence and learn the skills they will need once they graduate from the beginner slopes. Features such as a mini halfpipe, rollers or spines help students develop specific skills and experience the sensation that more advanced skiers and riders know and love. View lesson pricing and details at www.diamondpeak.com/lessons-rentals.

Terrain Based Teaching Features Diamond Peak integrates Terrain Based Teaching into all beginner lessons, a method that has proven successful throughout the industry. Terrain Based Teaching involves incorporating small terrain features as part of the learning progression, which amps up the fun factor and helps beginners gain confidence and learn the skills they will need once they graduate from the beginner slopes. Features such as a mini halfpipe, rollers or spines help students develop specific skills and experience the sensation that more advanced skiers and riders know and love. View lesson pricing and details at www.diamondpeak.com/lessons-rentals.

Diamond Peak Trail map

Mountain Stats

Season December to April (weather permitting)
Elevation 6,700′ – 8,540′
Vertical Drop 1,840 feet (4th longest at Lake Tahoe)
Longest Run 2.5 Miles
Snowmaking 75% of developed terrain
Skiable Acres 655
Terrain 30 runs, open glades, tree skiing
Beginner 18%
Intermediate 46%
Advanced 36%
Terrain Park Spillway Terrain Park, Popular Progression Park

Lifts

Lifts 6
Surface Lifts  1 – Exclusive to Child Ski School Programs