Diamond Peak Expected Open Date Dec. 8, 2022

Lake Tahoe Ca – Diamond Peak Ski Resort is Lake Tahoe’s hidden gem. Located above Incline Village, things are different here. This is a community-owned resort with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe; miles of welcoming, uncrowded runs; easy access from the parking lot to the slopes; a dedicated Child Ski Center for the littlest skiers and snowboarders; and a great Ski & Snowboard School for older skiers/riders. All of this and affordable lift ticket and season pass prices makes Diamond Peak Tahoe’s best value, year after year. Learn more about Diamond Peak and make plans to join us this winter. Opening Day is currently scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, conditions permitting.

Couple enjoys the views on chair lift – Photo Courtesy of Paul IVGID and Diamond Peak Ski Resort

New This Season at Diamond Peak:

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.”

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 to the Spillway run for the 2022-23 ski season, opening up the ski runs known as Penguin and Dusty’sDusty’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 in last season). At the same time, the Jump Start Park for first-time terrain park users will remain in the same location as last season – the bottom of the Popular trail.

The Spillway location for the VTP’s medium and large features is a return to the terrain park’s location before 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 the right speed to hit each element in the park.

Skiers and riders looking for additional groomed options on the lower mountain will be excited to explore the Penguin and Dusty’sDusty’s groomers, accessible via the Lakeview Quad, Red Fox double, and Crystal Express chairs.

Diamond Peak Family Lesson_- Photo by Chris Bartkowski courtesy of Diamond Peak Ski resort

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. The new surface lift will make that process more efficient and reliable for years to come.

Newly named glade zones

Diamond Peak’s gladded tree skiing zones are the place to be on storm days. This advanced terrain is a playground for experts with natural obstacles like pillows, rock drops, and more. Diamond Peak offers 655 skiable acres, and almost 500 acres of that is gladded tree runs. 

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), Eagle crest 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, bringing friends to Diamond Peak. Visit DiamondPeak.com for details, restrictions, and the complete 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 exercise in a social setting. The 1.5- mile (3 miles round trip) hike 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.

Featured Hero Phot taken by Ryan Salm and Courtesy of Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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.



Publisher of Sierra Rec Magazine. An avid hiker and explorer of mountain lifestyle and adventure. I love to discover new trails, hike along rivers and hang a hammock along the shores of a mountain lake. I often great people on the trail and have found some of my favorite places from the advice of people I meet in the Wilderness. I love the sierra and just like sharing what I know.

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