Incline Village, NV (Feb. 24, 2015) - We’re tired of waiting for Mother Nature to give us snow, so we’re making it ourselves. When all of the snow forecasters are reporting doom and gloom, we’re just happy that it’s cold. This week cold temperatures enabled Diamond Peak to aggressively make snow for about 56 hours. Diamond Peak’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system ran on 8 trails, making 2-5 feet of new snow since Saturday night.
Diamond Peak is the first resort in the Tahoe basin that has snowmaking. Three different types of snow technologies are placed around the mountain where it’s most efficient. Diamond Peak has been upgrading its snowmaking system to include more energy efficient ‘fan gun’ technology, which are substantially more efficient and quieter than the older air/water guns. Diamond Peak also uses new low energy snow guns which use 1/4th of the compressed air needed for the older snow guns.
“Our mixture of snowmaking technologies allow us to maximize our ability to make snow across the resort,” Diamond Peak General Manager Brad Wilson says. Visit diamondpeak.com to read about our HKD, SMI and Ratnick Snowmaker capabilities.
Diamond Peak currently has about 48% of its trails open (59% in trail acreage) with top-to-bottom skiing on 1,840 vertical. Open terrain includes the two major trails off Crystal Quad Express- Flume and Crystal Ridge (voted one of the World’s Top 100 Best Ski Trails by CNN Travel).
Diamond Peak is the only resort in the country with snow cats equipped with SNOWsat technology, allowing real-time snow depth reporting to see where snow is needed. This system tracks all aspects of our snow cats operation including: run time, gas consumption, GPS tracking on the mountain, and service maintenance. Wilson says, “We have cats with the capability to see the snow depths real time, allowing the operators to know where snow is needed or where it is plentiful, helping to increase our snowmaking and grooming efficiencies.”
Diamond Peak is the leader in snowmaking technology and continues to create the best powder in Lake Tahoe. Visit diamondpeak.com to view photos of current conditions, plus lift and trail status reports.
About Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Diamond Peak Ski Resort is North Lake Tahoe’s hidden gem. Located in Nevada’s Incline Village, the affordable, family friendly resort offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, a summit elevation of 8,540-feet and a 1,840-foot vertical drop. For more information or to check the snow report, visit DiamondPeak.com, call (775) 832–1177 or connect with Diamond Peak on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.