Mountain Safety


At Diamond Peak we are committed to the safety of our guests, staff, neighbors and environment and strongly urge you to review and follow these safety tips so we can all be safe and have fun!

For injuries and emergencies during the ski season please call Ski Patrol: 775-832-1225

Heads Up—Know the Code, It's Your Responsibility

Diamond Peak promotes skier safety and believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are very important when out on the slopes. There are many ways to have fun on the mountain and you may encounter people using various types of equipment including alpine skis, telemark skis, snowboards, snowskates, and other specialized ski equipment. Regardless of how you enjoy the slopes, always be courteous of others and remember that  there are elements of risk in snowsports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe "Your Responsibility Code" listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

This is a partial list officially endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association.

Helmet Use

Diamond Peak encourages the combination of helmet use and skiing/snowboarding in a controlled and responsible manner. It is your responsibility to decide if you and your children wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding.

A Helmet- It’s a Smart Idea: We especially urge parents to read carefully the information provided at

#HELMETSARECOOL: This movement and informative video produced by the HighFIvesFoundation shows a sneak peek at life after a devastating crash and the importance of wearing a helmet. Watch the video.

  • Helmet Rentals $10 at the Rental Shop, child and adult sizes, while supplies last
  • Child Helmet Rentals & Diamond Pete Penguin Covers $10: Children enrolled in Child Ski School programs can be fitted and rent a helmet for $10 at the Child Ski Center. To encourage helmet use and make it more fun for the kids we have Diamond Pete penguin helmet covers on sale at the Child Ski Center for just $10.

Lift Safety

Prior to using any lift at Diamond Peak, you must have the ability and knowledge to load, ride and unload safely. We recommend use of the safety restraining bar when available and possible. Please ask the lift attendant or instructor if you have questions about our chairlifts.

Kids on Lifts: We take chairlift safety seriously and have enacted a new policy for children riding lifts. For their own safety, children under 51" must ride the lift with a partner. Please visit for more tips, videos for kids, and resources.

Freestyle Terrain Safety- “Smart Style"

The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards have developed the "Smart Style" Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative to help you be safe and have fun on and around terrain features. Learn more about the Smart Style terrain park safety initiative below.

  • Make A Plan. Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
  • Look Before You Leap. You are responsible for inspecting Freestyle Terrain before initial use and throughout the day. The features vary in size and change constantly due to snow conditions, weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Do not jump blindly. Use a spotter when necessary.
  • Easy Style It. Always ride or ski in control and within your ability level. Do not attempt Freestyle Terrain unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. You control the degree of difficulty you will encounter in using Freestyle Terrain, both on the ground and in the air.
  • Respect Gets Respect. Respect Freestyle Terrain and others. Only one person on a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your start. Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and do not enter Freestyle Terrain or use features when closed.

For more tips and information visit,

Uphill Use Policy

Uphill use by means of skinning or snowshoeing has gained in popularity in recent years at Diamond Peak Ski Resort.  The ski area welcomes and supports individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting with an Uphill Season Pass.  Mountain users can preserve this opportunity by following the guidelines explained in the Diamond Peak Uphill Use Policy and obtaining an Uphill Season Pass at Guest Services. 

Uphill use at Diamond Peak is not allowed between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm other than during sanctioned events, such as early race training, when uphill use will need to occur before participants are on the mountain. Download the following forms or fill out at Guest Services to obtain an Uphill Season Pass. 

Drone Policy

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Diamond Peak Ski Resort prohibits the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without the prior written authorization from Diamond Peak Ski Resort.  This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries.  This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.  Please contact a resort representative at or 775-832-1177 if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.

You're in good hands!

"Everyone is so friendly here! It is really appreciated! The ski patroller Tom and the nurse Joe were the best yesterday when my husband fell. WE LOVE DIAMOND PEAK!"

- Jill