Take part in one of Lake Tahoe’s most unique on-mountain events this winter with Diamond Peak’s Last Tracks Wine/Beer Tasting events, held most Wednesday afternoons from February through the end of the ski season on the Snowflake Lodge Deck. Last Tracks participants have the opportunity to take advantage of a half-day lift ticket valid from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a final chair ride up to Snowflake Lodge to experience breathtaking views, wine or craft beer tastings paired with delicious appetizers. When the event is over, participants enjoy one final run down a freshly groomed trail.
Note: Participants must load Lakeview Chair at or before 4:00 p.m., be able to ski or snowboard down an intermediate run and be 21+ to attend. All participants must have a physical ticket to attend. Event takes place outdoors, please dress accordingly.
2023 Schedule & Details: Bonus “weather makeup” sale on now
Last Tracks features a different winery, brewery, or themed flight each week. (Vineyard or Brewery subject to change without notice).
February 1: Wente Vineyards– SOLD OUT February 8: Ferrari-Carano Vineyards– SOLD OUT February 15: Francis Ford Coppola Winery– SOLD OUT March 1: Rodney Strong Vineyards– SOLD OUT / Canceled March 8: JUSTIN Winery– SOLD OUT / Canceled March 15: Irish Beers– SOLD OUT March 22: Robert Mondavi Winery– SOLD OUT March 29: Davis Bynum / Rodney Strong Vineyards, backup/weather date #1– SOLD OUT April 5: JUSTIN Winery, backup/weather date #2– SOLD OUT
The resort will evaluate the weather the morning of each event and post here by 9:30am if the event is canceled. Ticket purchasers will have five days to fill out a form indicating their preference for rescheduling ticket(s) for one of the final two events or requesting a refund on the original form of payment.
Tickets & 2023 Updates:
Last Tracks will take place exclusively outdoors on the Snowflake Lodge Sun Deck on Wednesday evenings. If the event is cancelled due to weather, participants will have the choice of rescheduling their ticket for one of the final two events or getting a refund.
IVGID Recreation Pass holders will again enjoy an exclusive pre-sale for Last Tracks tickets. Members of the public can purchase tickets after the pre-sale has concluded (if any inventory remains). Ticket sales will be limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per person for the series.
Space is limited for these popular events and they are expected to sell out quickly. Tickets will be available to purchase online or at the Guest Services/Ticket windows at Diamond Peak. Tickets are non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled by the resort.
2023 Last Tracks Lottery: In order to give everyone a fair chance at getting Last Tracks tickets this year, Diamond Peak held a Last Tracks lottery during the IVGID Recreation Pass holder presale.
2023 Ticket Sale Schedule
- January 11-13: Lottery winners may purchase tickets for themselves and guests (up to 4 tickets)
- January 17-19: Unsold tickets available to purchase online for IVGID Recreation Pass holders (up to 4 tickets)
January 20: Unsold tickets open for the public to purchase (up to 4 tickets)– all tickets SOLD OUT before this phase.
Cost: 2023 Last Tracks tickets are $100 and include a half-day ski lift ticket valid from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Diamond Peak season pass holders can purchase a Last Tracks ticket for $75, but these tickets do not include lift access.
Waiting List & Refunds: Diamond Peak does not keep a waiting list for sold-out events. If you or one of your party are unable to come to an event you have tickets for, you may give your tickets to friends. The Diamond Peak Guest Services office will not keep a waiting list and will not issue refunds for unused tickets.
Selling/Transferring Tickets: Diamond Peak does not condone resale of Last Tracks tickets and is not responsible for fraudulent activity associated with the resale of Last Tracks tickets. Please use caution if you are purchasing Last Tracks tickets from anyone you don’t know. If you are buying from an alleged ticket holder who cannot use their tickets, we highly recommend that you only purchase them in-person, and that you do so at the Diamond Peak lift ticket windows where our staff can verify you are purchasing legitimate tickets. Never send money to someone you don’t know on the internet – that usually does not end well.
Diamond Peak and IVGID reserves the right to suspend recreation privileges and/or Diamond Peak season pass privileges if Recreation Pass holders are found to be reselling Last Tracks tickets for more than face value.
Last Tracks Preview Video
Tips to get the most out of your Last Tracks experience
All participants MUST be able to ski or snowboard down an intermediate run in a timely fashion (no exceptions) and be 21+ to attend. Please do not bring guests who are beginner skiers/snowboarders.
Bring layers: All events will take place outdoors so dress warm or bring an extra layer or two.
Stormy day procedure: Our team will assess the weather and determine if the event will be cancelled by that morning. We will post a notice on the Last Tracks page by 9:30 a.m. if the event is cancelled, with instructions on how to obtain your refund or reschedule your ticket for the backup dates.
Picking up your tickets: Please stop by the Diamond Peak Ticket Windows to pick up your Last Tracks tickets. Tickets may be picked prior to the event, or anytime during the day of the event (by 3:45 p.m. at the very latest). Tickets are held for the person who made the reservation.
Take advantage of the afternoon lift ticket: Last Tracks tickets include a half-day lift ticket valid from 12:30 – 4 p.m. on the day of the event. (Unless you purchased the no-lift access version, in which case you must have a season pass or other lift access to attend the event – no exceptions.) Why not spend a few hours on the slopes before the wine/beer tasting begins?
Load Lakeview chair lift: You will need to ride the Lakeview chairlift to Snowflake Lodge to attend Last Tracks, and Lakeview closes at 4 p.m. sharp! We recommend loading the chair by 3:45 p.m. or earlier. If you miss last chair, you miss the event.
Arrive at Snowflake on time (or early): Last Tracks events begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. (4:10 p.m. for March/April events) and you may miss wine/beer courses if you arrive late.
Allergies or dietary restrictions: Please email our full Last Tracks Food & Beverage team (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) by 12 p.m. the day before your Last Tracks event. Our Food & Beverage team will try their best to accommodate dietary restrictions with the ingredients available to them at the event. Please also notify the Last Tracks host when you check in at the event so we can be sure to reserve your special plates for the right person.
Rental equipment & locker room: If you rented ski/snowboard gear from Diamond Peak or need to access the seasonal locker room after the event, please let the Last Tracks Host (who will be at the event) know. That way we’ll be ready to let you back into the Rental Shop when the event is over.
Don’t over indulge: Last Tracks typically involves 4-5 wine or beer tastings with appetizers. We encourage guests to know their limits and be conservative in their alcohol consumption, knowing that you still need to ski/ride down to the Base Area when the event is over. With this in mind, we also encourage you to arrange for a designated driver or other transportation home.
Ski/Ride down as a group: Guests must ski and snowboard down the designated route (which will be freshly groomed) as a group when the event is over. This way, our Ski Patrol can ensure nobody gets lost or stuck on the mountain. If you have an emergency and need to leave early, please speak with a Last Tracks Host at the event to make arrangements.
Can’t make it? If you are unable to come to an event you have tickets for, you may give them to friends. You will still need to pick up the tickets yourself and can do that in advance. Diamond Peak does not keep a waiting list and will not issue refunds for unused tickets.