|Thanks to more than 3 feet of snow that arrived over the past week, Diamond Peak ski resort will open early, running its lifts for the first time this season Saturday, Dec. 7.
With over three feet of new snow falling on Diamond Peak Ski Resort over the Thanksgiving holiday period, the resort is gearing up for an early opening on Saturday, December 7.
Located in Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe, Diamond Peak originally scheduled opening day for Dec. 12. But recent cold temperatures permitted non-stop snowmaking operations last week. And the Thanksgiving storm cycle delivered 40 inches of natural snow, allowing the resort to announce top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding will be available this Saturday.
Diamond Peak is known as a family-friendly resort with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.
“With the amount of snow we just received and the conditions reports we’re getting from our Slope Maintenance team on the hill, we just had to open up a little early this year,” said Mike Bandelin, Diamond Peak general manager. “We really hope that a lot of our pass holders and other longtime friends will stop by and get in some early-season turns with us this December.”
Diamond Peak will open with top-to-bottom terrain and four chair lifts on the schedule – Crystal Express, Lakeview, Lodgepole and School House – accessing beginner, intermediate and advanced runs on the mountain. The resort’s full-service rental and repair shop will be open starting Dec. 7, and all adult and child lesson programs will be available including beginner packages, private lessons and all Child Ski Center programs.
Discount tickets: As a special perk for early-season skiers and riders, Diamond Peak will offer discounted Value Season pricing on all lift ticket, rental and lesson products from Dec. 7 through Dec. 20, 2019.
For more information on runs and terrain that will be open at Diamond Peak, please see the Conditions page on DiamondPeak.com and check out the on-mountain web cams available on the website.
Reservations for lessons can be made by calling 775 832-1177.
After a slow start to the ski season, entering this week there were 10 Tahoe ski resorts open for the 2019-20 season. Four more resorts opened Friday – Sugar Bowl, Sierra-at-Tahoe and two Vail Resorts, Kirkwood Mountain and Northstar California.
There were six Tahoe ski resorts open Thanksgiving Day – Squaw Valley, Heavenly Mountain, Mt. Rose, Boreal Mountain, Alpine Meadows, and Soda Springs.
OPENING DATES TAHOE SKI RESORTS (all dates weather dependent)
• Mt. Rose: Opened October 25
• Squaw Valley: Opened November 15
• Alpine Meadows: Opened November 15
• Boreal Mountain: Opened November 23
• Heavenly Mountain: Opened November 27
• Soda Springs: Opened November 28
• Sugar Bowl: Opened November 29
• Northstar California: Opened November 29
• Kirkwood Mountain: Opened November 29
• Sierra-at-Tahoe: Opened November 30
• Homewood Mountain: December 6
• Diamond Peak: December 7
• Granlibakken: December 13
• Tahoe Donner: December 13