Diamond Peak to celebrate 50th anniversary with classic Warren Miller film series


The Chateau at Incline Village plays host to retro ski film + speaker series Dec. 28 – Feb. 15
As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations this season, Diamond Peak will host a free Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series at The Chateau at Incline Village starting Dec. 28.
The Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series will include brief historical presentations by noted local historians, filmmakers and former Ski Incline employees, followed by screenings of classic ski and snowboard films including five Warren Miller films from the 1960s through 2006 as well as “Daydreams” from Tahoe legend Craig Beck.

“I’m really excited that we were able to line up classic Warren Miller films from each decade that Ski Incline/Diamond Peak has been in existence,” said Diamond Peak Marketing Manager Paul Raymore. “It’s going to be fun to look back at how far skiing and snowboarding have come these past 50+ years through the lens of Warren Miller and Tahoe legend Craig Beck.”

Events will begin at 5 p.m. with a brief presentation having to do with the history of skiing in Tahoe, the history of Incline Village, or other related topics followed by a retro-themed costume contest. Retro ski films will start at approximately 5:30 p.m. and run for approximately 60-90 minutes. The Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series is a free, family-friendly event series that will take place in the Chateau Ballroom (955 Fairway Drive, Incline Village). The Chateau will offer a no-host bar and light snacks available for purchase at each event.

Schedule of events & films:

•    Wednesday, Dec. 28: Warren Miller’s “Many Moods of Skiing” (1961) + Speaker David Antonucci (Tahoe’s Olympic history and the 1960 Winter Games) + 1960s costume contest
•    Wednesday, Jan. 4: Warren Miller’s “Skiing on My Mind” (1976) + Speaker Mark McLaughlin (History of Incline Village and Ski Incline/Diamond Peak – Part 1) + 1970s costume contest
•    Wednesday, Jan. 11: Warren Miller’s “Beyond the Edge” (1986) + Speaker Mark McLaughlin (History of Incline Village and Ski Incline/Diamond Peak – Part 2) + 1980s costume contest
•    Wednesday, Jan. 18: No event 
•    Wednesday, Jan. 25: Warren Miller’s “Snowriders” (1996) + Speaker TBD + 1990s costume contest
•    Wednesday, Feb. 1: Warren Miller’s “Off the Grid” (2006) + Speaker TBD + 2000s costume contest
•    Wednesday, Feb. 8: No event
•    Wednesday, Feb. 15: Craig Beck’s “Daydreams” + Speaker Craig Beck (Early days of ski filmmaking in Tahoe) + ultimate Tahoe costume contest

Retro costume contests

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed up in period costumes corresponding to the decade of the featured ski film for each of the movie nights. Diamond Peak will have prizes for those who best represent the decade in question – the 1960s on Dec. 28, 1970s on Jan. 4, the 1980s on Jan. 11, the 1990s on Jan. 25, and the 2000s on Feb. 1. For the final event of the series on Feb. 15, come dressed in “the ultimate Tahoe ski bum outfit” – however you define it.

About Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Celebrating 50 years of skiing and snowboarding fun this winter, Diamond Peak Ski Resort remains 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. Skiers and boarders can experience 655 acres of beginner to expert-level terrain including some of the best tree skiing in the Tahoe Basin. For more information or to check the snow report, visit DiamondPeak.com or call (775) 832–1177. 



Paul Raymore, Marketing Manager
(775) 832-1120, par@diamondpeak.com
Jaclyn Ream, Marketing Coordinator
(775) 832-1117, jmr@diamondpeak.com