Way back in 1966, while the community of Incline Village was still in its defining stages, Oklahoma native Art Wood envisioned a four-season resort community – a “Pebble Beach of the Sierra” as many have said – and hired Austrian ski consultant Luggi Foeger to design and build Ski Incline (as it was then called) as one of the pillars of that vision.
After only four months of construction, Ski Incline opened its lifts in November of 1966 with a skier-friendly layout on the lower mountain of the resort. In 1987, ski resort manager Jurgen Wetzstein led the development of the upper mountain with the addition of the Crystal Quad to the top of the peak – an expansion that doubled the resort’s skiable acreage and added more advanced terrain. The addition also spurred the name change to Diamond Peak.
During the 2016-17 winter season, Diamond Peak celebrated its golden anniversary – 50 years of skiing and snowboarding in the most beautiful setting on earth.