Diamond Peak is not the typical Tahoe ski resort. That’s because its community owned and bills itself as community driven, factors that make it an anomaly when matched up against the region’s large conglomerate ski resorts.
Located in Incline Village off Highway 431 on Tahoe’s north shore in Nevada, Diamond Peak is a hidden gem, a beautiful family-friendly resort with incredible views of Lake Tahoe – perhaps the best in the region. It also has some of the best tree skiing in the Tahoe Basin.
Established in 1966, Diamond Peak has 1,840 vertical feet of skiable terrain that’s packed into 655 acres. It offers the fourth most skiable vertical terrain in the Tahoe Basin and its slopes are suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
What also distinguishes Diamond Peak is the resort is often able to remain open when most Tahoe ski resorts are closed. The resort is wind protected because it has lots of trees to help block some of the worst of the winds. It’s also devoid of any terrain where avalanche danger is a concern.
Diamond Peak has a tentative opening date of Dec. 7 for the 2023-24 season, weather permitting.
TAHOE SKI RESORTS – TENTATIVE OPENINGS
- Mt. Rose: Nov. 9
- Northstar California: Nov. 17
- Heavenly: Nov. 17
- Boreal: Nov. 17
- Palisades Tahoe: Nov. 22
- Sugar Bowl: Nov. 24
- Soda Springs: Nov. 24
- Kirkwood: Dec. 1
- Diamond Peak: Dec. 7
- Granlibakken: Dec. 15
- Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBA
- Homewood: TBA
- Tahoe Donner: TBA
Diamond Peak will open this year with the following changes/additions below.
BONUS LIFT TICKETS FOR PASSHOLDERS: Diamond Peak’s 2023-24 season passholders will enjoy 47 complimentary lift tickets at 16 partner resorts across the country this winter – generally three days at each resort.
Participating resorts include: Beech Mountain (NC), Bogus Basin (ID), Cooper (CO), Eaglecrest Ski Area (AK), Homewood Mountain Resort (Tahoe), Lookout Pass (ID), Loup Loup Ski Bowl (WA), Loveland Ski Area (CO), Monarch Mountain (CO), Mt. Ashland (OR), Mt. Shasta Ski Park (CA), Plattekill Mountain (NY), Red River Ski Area (NM), Snow King (WY), Tahoe Donner XC & Downhill (CA), and Wachusett Mountain (MA).
Every Diamond Peak passholder also receives four discounted Bring-A-Friend Tickets, which can be used to bring friends to the resort. Visit www.DiamondPeak.com for details, restrictions and a full list of perks.
NEW PISTENBULLY 600: Maintaining the resort’s reputation for providing good corduroy snow is an ongoing priority, evidenced by the investment in a new PistenBully 600 W winch snowcat. With multiple steep runs groomed nightly – including Lightning, Diamondback, Powder, Luggi’s, Show Off and Slalom Glade – the resort’s winch cat is an essential piece of grooming equipment.
REMODELED FOOD COURT: The Base Lodge Provisions food court has undergone a complete remodel during the offseason. Customers can expect a more aesthetically pleasing look and more intuitive layout in the food court. Behind the scenes, a full kitchen remodel will provide greater efficiency for the resort’s staff.
GUIDED AFTER-HOURS SNOWSHOE TOUR: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department guides lead the after-hours 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 include access to Diamond Peak and Snowflake Lodge, with wine, beer, hot cocoa and light snacks available for purchase at the lodge.