Diamond Peak/Ski Incline has been providing community-based winter recreation since 1966. The Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) has continued to upgrade the ski area facility and refine the winter operation to stay in the forefront of industry technological developments and modern guest service trends. By contrast, while there has been a significant evolution within the ski industry toward four-season operations, Diamond Peak's summer business remains very limited, consisting primarily of infrequently scheduled special events. The 2012 Incline Village/Crystal Bay 2020 Vision Action Plan recommended exploring the opening Diamond Peak for year-round use. Additional summer operations at Diamond Peak would enhance an underutilized community asset, while creating additional recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Diamond Peak is currently updating its Master Plan to revisit the potential for the future development of Diamond Peak as a community recreational resource. The Plan explores opportunities for maximizing the existing winter business and assesses the potential for introducing new summer activities that will generate additional revenue. The Master Plan serves as a blueprint for future development of multi-season activities at Diamond Peak.
In the December 25 Tahoe Bonanza's GM Column, Steve Pinkerton announced the Steering Committee met January through June, 2015. All meetings were open to the public and webcasts available online. The Master Plan Steering Committee presented a report of their findings and recommendations to the IVGID Board of Trustees at a special meeting on July 15, 2015 (Download the Steering Committe Report). On October 21st the Board of Trustees voted yes to:
- Approve the Diamond Peak Master Plan dated August 2015 as amended by the Diamond Peak Master Plan Community Steering Committee recommendations.
- Authorize Staff to submit the Plan to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the United States Forest Service (USFS), and Washoe County (where necessary) for environmental clearances and approval.
- Authorize Staff to submit for concurrent review of Phase 1a of the Master Plan by TRPA and Washoe County for construction permits.
|Jan. 12||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|Jan. 26||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|Feb. 9||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|Feb. 23||3-5pm||Chateau, 955 Fairway Boulevard||Meeting Cancelled|
|March 9||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|March 23||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|March 30||3-5pm||Diamond Peak Fireside Room|
|(beginning w/ a tour of Snowflake Lodge)||Video tour below|
|April 13||3-5pm||Diamond Peak Fireside Room|
|April 27||3-5pm||Diamond Peak Fireside Room|
|May 5||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|May 11||3-5pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
|June 8||3-5pm||Diamond Peak Fireside Room|
|July 15||6pm||Chateau, 955 Fairway Boulevard|
|Oct.21||5:30pm||View the meeting on Livestream|
Diamond Peak Master Plan Committee Presentation July 15, 2015
Diamond Peak Snowflake Lodge Tour March 30, 2015
General Manager’s Diamond Peak Master Plan Steering Committee:
|•Deborah Prout, Facilitator||•Judith Miller|
|•Bill Echols||•Al O’Connor|
|•Liz Harrell||•Robert Olmer|
|•Brian Hrindo||•Steve Pulver - President, Bitterbrush II HOA|
|•Jess Jameson||•Eric Severance|
|•Andrew Jaine – President, Upper Tyrolean HOA||•Bruce Simonian|
|•Shane Johnson||•Charlie White|
About Our Consultant Team
The teams working with Diamond Peak and the IVGID Board of Trustees with the strategic planning process includes:
SE Group - With over 55 years of experience working with ski areas and mountain resorts, the SE Group brings broad experience in helping ski areas realize opportunities for sustainable multi-season operations, while maintaining the qualities and character of the area that are important to the community.
RRC Associates is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm providing market research, strategic analysis, and community/land planning services. Principal areas of focus by RRC include the ski and snowboard industry in particular, and the travel, tourism, and recreation industries generally.
Master Plan Resources:
- October 2015: Master Plan Meeting Presentation (PDF)
- August 2015: Master Plan Document (PDF)
- June 2015: Steering Committee Report (PDF)
- Feb 9, 2015 Steering Committee Presentation (PDF)
- 2014-15 Ski Sources and Uses (PDF)
- 2005-2008 Diamond Peak Ski Resort Summary Revenues and Expenditures (PDF)
- Aug 2014: Master Plan FAQ (web page)
- July 2014: Master Plan Presentation (PDF)
- July 2014: Master Plan Document (PDF)
- March 2014: Master Plan Presentation (PDF)
- Feb 2014: SE Group presentation (PDF)
- Setting the Record Straight on Diamond Peak (article)
- Managing Change - as a Community (article)
- What Value do Surveys Have for the Community (article)
- What's next for Diamond Peak (article)
An important part of the planning process is to gain an understanding of how well Diamond Peak is functioning, how it is serving the community, and how it could better reach its full potential in serving the Incline Village community. Please use the following questions to provide us a foundation for a greater discussion about the future for Diamond Peak:
- What is your relationship to Diamond Peak (Incline Village Resident, Diamond Peak skier, area of interest, etc.)?
- What aspects of Diamond Peak are meeting or exceeding guests' expectations? What are the area's strongest attributes?
- What opportunities do you see for Diamond Peak to enhance its current facilities and programs - winter and summer?
You can submit your responses, and provide any other comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
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