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Diamond Peak Ski Resort

The Crystal Quad has just whisked you to the top of the mountain. At 8,540 feet you are presented with one of the most spectacular 360 degree views in the world. East, you see pure desert and the Washoe Valley at your feet. North, you see magnificent mountains. Southwest, you see fabulous views of Lake Tahoe. Your pulse rises. You take a deep breath and push off. Brilliant sun . . . crisp, fresh air . . . incredible snow . . . and breathtaking views as you go up and down the mountain all day. This is freedom. This is Diamond Peak!

Diamond Peak Ski Resort Skiing Lake TahoeWhen you ski Diamond Peak you rediscover why you started skiing and snowboarding in the first place. There are miles of freshly groomed downhill terrain with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra.

The resort's classic design offers terrain to encourage beginners and challenge the best. There are 30 runs, plus open glades and tree skiing areas. The 655 skiable acres are rated 18% beginner, 46% intermediate and 36% advanced. The base elevation of the mountain is 6,700 feet and the summit is 8,540 feet, making for a vertical drop of 1,840 feet. The longest run is 2.5 miles.

Diamond Peak's average annual snowfall is 350 inches and the resort has the snowmaking capacity to cover 75% of its runs, insuring excellent snow conditions all season.

Diamond Peak Ski Resort Family Photo Lake TahoeThere are six chairlifts at Diamond Peak. All three quad chairlifts now have Launch Pads, which are the latest technology in lift loading systems. The Launch Pad is basically a conveyor belt that is designed to make your loading process smoother and a lot more fun. Diamond Peak is the only ski resort in America with this cool new technology.

For over thirty years, Diamond Peak has maintained the flavor of an intimate ski resort with an atmosphere of traditional and affordable winter family fun. Families feel safer here as all of the runs funnel into one base area. Kids can ski by themselves while mom and dad take some turns on their own, worry free.

Diamond Peak's "Great Experience Guarantee" states that if you are not satisfied with the conditions or service within your first hour of skiing, you can return your ticket and receive a free voucher for another day.


Diamond Peak Ski Resort carving snowboarding Lake Tahoe



Snowboarders love carving the wide-open groomed runs and great powder chutes at Diamond Peak. The entire mountain is open to snowboarders and there is a freestyle terrain park that is open to skiers and riders. There is a freestyle terrain park and a new superpipe.

NEW! Freestyle Snowboarding Clinic
Rip it up in Diamond Peak's new Freestyle clinic. Designed to teach the specific skills necessary for riders to be comfortable in a wide range of terrain, the clinics cover freeriding, carving and freestyle to create balanced riding and the confidence to go anywhere on the mountain. Teamed with highly trained snowboard instructors and other riders of similar riding ability, classes will be offered daily for all levels. Two-hour sessions are offered starting at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. For those wanting to shred all day, a four-hour session is available at 10:00 a.m.

Snowmaking Expansion
Thirty-two years ago Diamond Peak was the first resort in the West to install snowmaking machines. Last season Diamond Peak expanded snowmaking to include top-to-bottom coverage on the Great Flume. This increased snowmaking terrain to 75% of the runs, making Diamond Peak the "most-covered resort in Lake Tahoe." Guests at Diamond Peak can plan on great snow conditions throughout the season.

Ski Instruction
Diamond Peak offers group and private skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ability levels ages 7+. There are a variety of packages for individuals and families to choose from that are geared to having fun and meeting skills goals. New three-tiered affordable programs are designed to quickly excel new skiers and riders into intermediate ski levels. The resort also offers special programs for children ages 7-12 and ages 3-6.
NEW! Equipment Rental Shop Upgraded
Diamond Peak recognizes the importance of quality equipment to the learning mix. Almost $200,000 in Rental Shop upgrades this season include the replacement of the entire boot/binding system for both skis and snowboards, as well as a renovation of the base lodge rental shop. New millennium skiers will be treated to better customer flow through the shop and an improved boot-drying system that promises fresh, dry boots every morning. These boot and binding upgrades coupled with a 100% state-of-the-art shaped ski inventory add up to student success and guest satisfaction.

Mountain Lodges and Restaurants
Diamond Peak has a base lodge and an on-mountain lodge that offer guests easy and convenient access to a variety of dining options. The Base Lodge includes a cafeteria and a bar. On mountaintop, the Snowflake Lodge has a cafeteria and a huge sundeck with a gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe.

Sierra Scout Adventures for Ages 7-12
Diamond Peak's Sierra Scout program focuses on kids ages 7-12 having fun. For children who already know how to ski or snowboard, program choices range from two or four-hour group lessons to the Super Scout All Day Package. Instructors are handpicked by the resort to supervise this active bunch and make sure that they have a good time while developing their skills. Call 775-832-1177.

Bee Ferrato Child Ski Center for Ages 3-6
Diamond Peak loves kids and offers one of the most innovative and technically advanced ski programs for skiers ages 3-6 and snowboarders ages 4-6. These educational, fun and memorable programs are offered for every skiing level. Children learn to ski at their own pace under the gentle and expert guidance of the enthusiastic staff. A "moving carpet" surface lift transports children to the ski hill for more on-snow time and less fatigue. The center offers half, full, and multi-day private and group lesson packages for skiers and snowboarders. Equipment rentals are available. Three year olds are welcome in private classes. The center's Snowplay Program is for little ones who are not sure if they are ready to ski, but want to enjoy indoor and outdoor games. Child Accommodation is available at an hourly rate. The center is open daily between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Call 775-832-1130.


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Diamond Peak Mountain Trail Map Lake Tahoe

Mountain Trail Map



Once the lifts are running, Diamond Peak is open for skiing daily between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Ski between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with a specially priced Twilight Ticket.

Ticket Sales
Tickets go on sale daily, one-half hour prior to lift operations. Half-day tickets go on sale at 12:15 p.m.

Diamond Peak provides a wide variety of ticket programs and options to fit your vacation plans. There is sure to be a ticket option just right for you.


24-hour Snow Phone

Equipment Rental
Ski and snowboard equipment rentals on-site.

Ski Shuttle Systems
Diamond Peak offers complimentary shuttle service throughout North Lake Tahoe.


The Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) offers bus transportation on the North Shore between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily. Buses are equipped with ski racks. Call for routes and schedules.


Physical Address
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451

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By Plane:
Frequent commercial service by most major and regional carriers to
Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

All-Weather Highway Access:

  From Reno to South Lake Tahoe
U.S. HWY 395 south to U.S. HWY 50 west
58 miles, 1.25 hours

  From South Lake Tahoe
U.S. HWY 50 east, SR 28 north to Incline Village, right on Country Club Drive, right on Ski Way for one mile.
22 miles, 35 minutes

  From San Francisco
I-80 east to Truckee, SR 267 to Lake Tahoe, left on SR 28 and proceed 5 miles to Incline Village, continue on SR 28, left on Country Club Drive, right on Ski Way for one mile.
205 miles, 3.5 hours

  From Sacramento
I-80 east to Truckee, SR 267 to Lake Tahoe, left on SR 28 and proceed 5 miles to Incline Village, continue on SR 28, left on Country Club Drive, right on Ski Way for one mile.
125 miles, 2.0 hours





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