What’s new at Diamond Peak ski resort for the 2022-23 ski season
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (Oct. 2022) – Diamond Peak Ski Resort’s projected Opening Day for the 2022-23 ski season is Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, conditions permitting.
Why Diamond Peak is different: Community-owned, fiercely independent and community-driven – those are the key differentiating factors that make Diamond Peak distinct in the crowded Lake Tahoe ski resort scene. “Small but exciting” would be another apt description, because with 1,840 vertical feet of skiable terrain packed into 655 acres just a mile from Lake Tahoe, Diamond Peak offers the 4th most skiable vertical in the Tahoe Basin (according to the independent website mountainvertical.com). Add in panoramic Tahoe views from nearly every run on the mountain, incredible glades for tree skiing/riding, and Tahoe’s most progressive terrain park (The Village), and it’s no wonder locals know Diamond Peak to be Tahoe’s “hidden gem.”
As a community-owned ski resort, Diamond Peak stands out in the Tahoe Basin and greater U.S. ski industry as a beacon to skiers and riders looking for a friendly, non-corporate vibe. In addition, as the only Lake Tahoe resort to achieve STOKE Certified status, it’s a great choice for skiers and riders concerned about supporting environmentally sustainable resorts.
Installation of RFID access gates: Diamond Peak is excited to announce the installation of new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) access gates at the Lodgepole, Lakeview, School House and Crystal Express chairlifts this winter – providing hand-free/touch-free convenience for season pass and lift ticket holders.
“Waiting in lift lines, while rare at Diamond Peak, is never fun. The new RFID access gates should speed up the loading process, allowing for greater efficiency and shorter wait times,” said Mike Bandelin, general manager of Diamond Peak. “Over the past few seasons, RFID lift access technology has truly become an industry standard at other high-end ski resorts, and we’re happy to be able to roll out this convenient new way to ride our lifts this season.”
In addition to the convenience for current season pass holders, the new RFID technology will make it easier for the resort to introduce new lift access products that will make skiing and snowboarding even easier for our Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents.
Relocation of Village Terrain Park: The medium- and large-sized features in Diamond Peak’s Village Terrain Park (VTP) are moving for the 2022-23 ski season to the Spillway run, opening up the ski runs known as Penguin and Dusty’s for traditional groomed skiing and riding this winter. Smaller VTP jumps and features will still be located near the bottom of the Wiggle run (in the same zone they were located last season), while the Jump Start Park for first-time terrain park users will also remain in the same location as last season – the bottom of Popular trail.
The Spillway location for the VTP’s medium and large features is actually a return to the terrain park’s location prior to the 2018-19 ski season, so the park crew is very familiar with the potential for this location. With its wide open layout and consistent grade, Spillway allows the park crew to build features that flow smoothly from one to the next, ensuring riders have just the right amount of speed to hit each feature in the park.
Skiers and riders looking for additional groomed options on the lower mountain will be excited to explore the Penguin and Dusty’s groomers, accessible via the Lakeview Quad, Red Fox double, and Crystal Express chairs.
New surface lift for Child Ski & Ride Center: Parents of Diamond Peak’s youngest skiers and riders will be happy to see a brand-new magic carpet style surface lift in the dedicated learning zone that is exclusive to kids ages 3 to 6 enrolled in Child Ski & Ride Center lesson programs. As one of Diamond Peak’s signature lesson programs, the Child Ski & Ride Center has a dedicated learning area that offers the perfect gentle slope for children just learning how to use their equipment, stop, and make their first turns; and the new surface lift will make that process more efficient and reliable for years to come.
Newly named glade zones: Diamond Peak’s gladed tree skiing zones are the place to be on storm days. This advanced terrain is a playground for experts filled with natural obstacles like pillows, rock drops and more. Diamond Peak offers 655 skiable acres, and almost 500 acres of that is gladed tree runs. Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, local fire crews and our summer maintenance staff, the resort has cleared out many of the smaller trees and brush in these zones, making them healthier forests, less prone to wildfire, and as an added bonus, incredibly fun for skiers and riders.
Bonus lift tickets for season pass holders: Diamond Peak’s 2022-23 season pass holders will enjoy 57 complimentary lift tickets at 19 partner resorts across the country this winter – generally three days at each resort. Participating resorts include: Beaver Mountain (UT), Beech Mountain (NC), Bogus Basin (ID), Brundage (ID), Cherry Peak (UT), Cooper (CO), Eaglecrest Ski Area (AK), Homewood Mountain Resort (CA), Lee Canyon (NV), Loup Loup Ski Bowl (WA), Mission Ridge (WA), Mt. Ashland (OR), Mt. Shasta Ski Park (CA), Red Lodge Mountain (MT), Snow King (WY), Snow Valley (CA), Sunlight Mountain (CO), Tahoe Donner XC & Downhill (CA), and Wachusett Mountain (MA).
Every Diamond Peak pass holder also receives four discounted Bring-A-Friend Tickets, which can be used to bring friends to Diamond Peak. Visit DiamondPeak.com for details, restrictions and the full list of perks.
Guided after-hours snowshoe hikes: Join guides from the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department for Community After-Hours Snowshoe Hikes to Diamond Peak's Snowflake Lodge. The snowshoe hikes offer non-skiers the chance to enjoy the slopes of Diamond Peak in wintertime and encourage exercising in a social setting. The 1.5-mile (3 miles round trip) hikes includes guides, exclusive after-hours access to Diamond Peak and Snowflake Lodge, s’mores and hot cocoa. There will also be light fare available for purchase at Snowflake Lodge. See DiamondPeak.com/events for reservations and more information.
About Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Since 1966, Diamond Peak Ski Resort has been North Lake Tahoe’s hidden gem. Located in Incline Village, Nevada, the affordable, family-friendly resort offers 655 acres and 1,840 vertical feet of skiing and snowboarding, with incredible views of Lake Tahoe, terrain for all levels, and 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.
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Marketing Manager, Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Marketing Coordinator, Diamond Peak Ski Resort