For more than 50 years, Diamond Peak Ski Resort has been offering a family-friendly atmosphere that distinguishes itself from many of Lake Tahoe’s larger ski resorts.
During its 53 winters of operations, conveniently located Diamond Peak has been offering family fun at a ski resort that is perfect for beginners, offers challenging terrain for more advanced skiers and snowboarders, has intriguing tree skiing, and delivers spectacular views of nearby Lake Tahoe.
Diamond Peak is located above Incline Village, Nevada, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe – just up the hill from the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, renowned restaurants and brewpubs, and a huge range of outdoor activities.
The Tahoe area offers the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America, from world-famous names like Heavenly Mountain and Squaw Valley, to hidden gems like Diamond Peak – a community-owned resort that offers lots of value in its season pass and daily passes.
Back in 1966, while the community of Incline Village, Nev., 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 one of the pillars of that vision.
Ski Incline opened its lifts in November of 1966. In 1987, the resort developed the upper mountain with the addition of the Crystal Quad – doubling the resort’s skiable acreage, adding more advanced terrain, and spurring the name change to Diamond Peak.
This season, Diamond Peak skiers and riders can take advantage of great deals like discounted multi-day tickets, “Bring Your Other Pass” ticket deals for season pass holders from other resorts, and free lift tickets for kids 6-under and those over 80-years-old.
Views of gorgeous Lake Tahoe are best seen from Crystal Ridge and Snowflake Lodge, but guests can also enjoy lake views from the beginner slopes, Base Lodge deck, and even the parking lot. Diamond Peak’s HD webcams, mounted on the top of Crystal Ridge, at Snowflake Lodge and around the resort, allow guests to enjoy these views and check conditions from the comfort of their phone.
- Season: mid-December to mid-April (weather permitting)
- Elevation: base 6,700 feet – summit 8,540 feet
- Vertical Drop: 1,840 feet
- Skiable Acres: 655
- Average Snowfall: 300-350 inches
- Snowmaking: 75% of developed runs have snowmaking capabilities
- Lifts: 1 high speed quad, 2 quads, 3 doubles, 1 surface lift (Child Ski Center only)
- Runs: 30 named trails, plus open bowls and tree skiing areas
- Longest Run: 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
- Developed Terrain: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, 36% advanced
- Expert Terrain: 500 acres of tree skiing and riding
- Child Ski Center: Group ski lessons for ages 4-6; private ski and snowboard lessons for ages 3-6
- Shuttle Service: Free daily shuttle service throughout Incline Village, including the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
- Directions: From State Route 28 or Highway 431, turn on Country Club Drive to Ski Way and follow the signs; 30 minutes from Reno, 2.5 hours from Sacramento, 3.5 hours from San Francisco
For more information or to check the snow report, visit www.DiamondPeak.com or call 775 832–1177.