Diamond Peak Ski Vacation Guide

This is an unpretentious and friendly resort a little off the beaten path in North Lake Tahoe near Incline Village. Renowned for stunning views, the area offers incredible values on its lift tickets, lessons, lodging, and dining every season. It’s a smaller resort, but it has a great variety of terrain, an excellent ski school, and delicious food options located right on the slopes.

Ski Levels

As one of the least crowded resorts, it is not uncommon for guests to ski alone on a run. The resort is spans more than 650 acres and fantastic yet challenging open glades and tree skiing. Like we said, it's a bit smaller with 30 runs, but beginners and intermediate skiers will relish the 64 percent dedicated to their level of skiing. 

Past visitors absolutely gush about the quality of the ski school. From beginners and children to older and more advanced skiers and riders, the PSIA Certified Professionals, and their excellent teaching techniques will help guests of all ages and experience levels. The Bee Ferrato Child Ski Center is for children ages three to seven. The center is located on a separate learning area, which has its own powerline lift and a very low instructor to child ratio. Children enrolled in lessons are sure to receive plenty of attention in the ski school’s crowd free and fun learning environment. Group lessons are for children aged four to seven only. Three year olds are accepted in private lessons. Free lift tickets are included with all lessons. For older kids and adults there are several customizable packages based upon ability and age.

Après Ski

All the basic amenities are covered and there are a few notable extras. There is a beautiful and spacious base lodge as well as a mid-mountain lodge. The base lodge has expansive sun soaked decks, as well as equipment rental and repairs, kid ski center and adult ski and snowboard school, and a great sports shop. Scattered throughout the mountain are several wonderful dining options ranging from quick and casual to upscale and elegant. There is also a beautiful après ski bar. For added convenience, take the shuttle service to and from the town area.

Diamond Peak Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

The resort has more than 30 runs spread over 650 acres. There is also extensive glade and tree skiing that ranges from cruiser runs to steeps and chutes. The resort boasts nearly 2,000 feet in vertical, which is the fourth highest in the entire Lake Tahoe region. There is a great variety of terrain for all ages and ability levels.

Parks and Pipes

Year after year, the terrain park grows bigger and better. The park is filled with tons of rails and boxes, a wall ride and all kinds of kickers and table tops of varying sizes and difficulty levels. Riders and freestyle skiers have the option to go big on massive kickers or learn to slide on low flat boxes. Their features in the park are both manmade and natural and range in size so that they are perfect for all levels of riders. The terrain park is located on Spillway. The mountain also has some great, family-friendly terrain features on Penguin. The area features low flat rails and boxes. Penguin can be easily accessed from the Lakeview Chairlift.

Out of Bounds

The Lake Tahoe area is replete with activities ranging from indoor activities such as shopping, swimming, gambling, and more. Outdoor activities run the gamut from ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sleigh rides to more adventurous endeavors such as snowcat skiing, dog sledding, heli-skiing, and more.

Hangout & Hookup

There is no shortage of places to enjoy in Lake Tahoe after the slopes have closed for the night. There is a delightful bar located slope side and the area offers everything from local haunts, pubs, lounges, casinos, and live music venues. The nightlife in Lake Tahoe is quite boisterous and draws a much younger crowd.