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Presidents Weekend + Ski/Skate Week Tips

We are gearing up to welcome skiers and riders with great conditions and perfectly groomed trails for all levels. This can be a busy time in Tahoe so we've got a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your family's ski/snowboard budget and time on the slopes this week.

Tip #1: On holiday weekends, avoid the big resorts

If you're still undecided where you'll ski/ride this President's Day weekend, consider Diamond Peak. You can expect smaller crowds, bigger views, and great values. Purchase a multi-day ticket for the best price or buy single-day tickets online in advance to save $.

Tip #2: Give yourself extra time and plan to arrive early

With snow in the forecast, plan to give yourself extra time to get to the slopes. Arriving early will also give you the best chance at getting a close parking spot. If you can’t make it out the door super early we do have a Preferred Parking Zone with paid parking up front or trams/shuttles to transport you from the further spots.

Tip #3: Be prepared and arrive early for group lessons

Most group lessons are booked in person on a first-come, first severed basis. The ticket windows, Child Ski Center, and rental shop open at 8:00 a.m. If you are visiting with kids or beginners, check out these pages on the website: Beginners or Tips for Kids.

Tip #4: Drink Tahoe Tap

High altitude, exercise and the sun all pull water out of your body. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Plastic water bottles are not necessary at Diamond Peak since reusable containers are available for purchase for $3 if you did not bring your own. Clean, fresh and healthy water is delivered to refill stations conveniently located inside the base lodge. The world’s best water is right at your fingertips. Go ahead, Drink Tahoe Tap®.

Tip #5: Grab and Go

Maximize your time on the slopes by grabbing a late lunch or fuel up in the morning with one of our huge breakfast burritos from Base Lodge Provisions. If you want something quick there is a grab and go cooler with tasty salads, sandwiches, and more right as you enter Base Lodge Provisions.

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