A family-friendly ski resort, Diamond Peak will add one more element to its arsenal for the 2017-18 ski season – a new terrain park.
Located in Incline Village, last season Diamond Peak celebrated its 50th anniversary with amazing snow totals and was able to extend skiing and snowboarding into late April.
Since opening day in 1966, Diamond Peak has been known as a “hidden gem” among Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The resort features 655 acres and 1,840 vertical feet of skiing and snowboarding, with incredible views of Lake Tahoe.
Besides the new terrain park on the Lakeview run, this season Diamond Peak will add more perks for season pass holders, increase snowmaking productivity, and add a new interpretive program highlighting the resort’s history and natural beauty.
What’s new at Diamond Peak
Lakeview Terrain Park: Terrain park skiers and riders looking to progress their park skills will have a new, beautiful venue to practice. Diamond Peak is relocating the small to mid-sized progression park from Popular up to the Lakeview run.
The benefits for riders include a scenic Lake Tahoe backdrop, plus the ability to quickly ride laps in the park when the Ridge chairlift is running. Accessible via the Crystal Express and Ridge chairlifts, the new Lakeview terrain park will offer creative features and a flowing layout focused on maximizing fun, building confidence and preparing safely for Diamond Peak’s larger features in the Spillway terrain park.
Increased snowmaking productivity: Diamond Peak’s Snow Surfaces team has added additional pedestals/hookups around the mountain for the resort’s HKD high-efficiency tower snow guns, allowing for more strategic usage of these very productive pieces of snowmaking equipment.
In addition, the team has been able to increase water pressure throughout the snowmaking system, allowing for increased productivity during snowmaking operations resort wide.
On-mountain interpretive tours: In partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District’s Waste Not conservation staff, Diamond Peak will offer a series of guided interpretive ski/snowboard tours of the mountain this winter.
Program participants will meet at the Base Lodge with a guide before touring the mountain to discuss the unique plant and animal life that flourishes within the ski area’s boundaries, as well as the history of the resort. Throughout the winter, tours will be available for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
New season pass holder perks: The resort’s 2017-18 season pass holders will enjoy 44 complimentary lift tickets at 11 partner resorts across the country this winter – up to four days at each resort. Participating resorts in Tahoe include Boreal Mountain Resort and Homewood Mountain Resort.
Outside the region, Diamond Peak partner resorts include: Bogus Basin (ID), Red Lodge Mountain Resort (MT), Whitefish Mountain Resort (MT), Purgatory Resort (CO), Hesperus Ski Area (CO), Arizona Snowbowl (AZ), Pajarito Mountain Ski Area (NM), Whitefish (MT) and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (NM). Every Diamond Peak pass holder also receives four discounted $44 Bring-A-Friend Tickets they can use to bring friends during non-peak days.
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.
New Burton Learn to Ride snowboard rental fleet: The rental shop has upgraded its entire snowboard rental fleet for the 2017-18 season with new, progression-focused Learn to Ride snowboards, boots and bindings from Burton.
As an official Burton Learn to Ride Center, Diamond Peak will offer rental gear specifically designed to get riders to the next level as quickly and easily as possible.
For more information on Diamond Peak, visit www.diamondpeak.com or call 775 832-1177.