DI­A­MOND PEAK SKI RE­SORT

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Transworld Snowboarding - - TWSNOW 2019 RESORT GUIDE -

RE­SORT STATS

Lo­ca­tion: In­cline Vil­lage, NV

Ver­ti­cal Drop: 1,840’

An­nual Snow­fall: 300-350”

Most pop­u­lar run: Crys­tal Ridge

Ride-able Acres: 655

Num­ber of Lifts: 6

Num­ber of Trails: 30

Ticket Prices: $89 - $109 adult, $69-$89 youth (ages 13-23)

Near­est Air­port: Reno-Ta­hoe In­ter­na­tional Air­port

Aprés: The Loft Bar: up­stairs in the Di­a­mond Peak Base Lodge with daily happy hour spe­cials, Al­ibi Ale Works: lo­cal brew­ery and tap­room in In­cline Vil­lage, Vil­lage Pub: lo­cal pub in In­cline Vil­lage

Top Events: Di­a­mond Peak Dummy Down­hill: home­made dum­mies launch off gi­nor­mous kicker, Ull­rFest: a bon­fire and party hon­or­ing Ullr, the Norse god of snow, Spring Mu­sic Se­ries: live mu­sic on the sun­deck on spring week­ends

Res­ta­raunts: Snowflake Lodge: mid-moun­tain restau­rant with view of Lake Ta­hoe, Wild Bill’s BBQ: out­doors on the sun­deck on sunny days, Base Lodge Pro­vi­sions: food court in the Base Lodge

Ho­tels/Lodg­ing: Hy­att Re­gency Lake Ta­hoe (1.5 miles away) and nu­mer­ous va­ca­tion rental op­tions

Any spe­cial sea­son pass of­fers or dis­counted lift tick­ets: The Bring Your Other Pass Deal: Pass hold­ers at any other re­sort get a spe­cial dis­count on daily lift tick­ets at Di­a­mond Peak ev­ery day of the sea­son

TER­RAIN PARK BREAK­DOWN

Di­a­mond Peak’s ter­rain park builders, Matt Melilli and Tim Hay, are in­no­va­tors who have worked on ter­rain park builds like the U.S. Open, Dew Tour and Su­per­park events. At Di­a­mond Peak, they fo­cus on flowy park lines that al­low all rid­ers to progress and have the most fun pos­si­ble.

RE­SORT OVER­VIEW

Lo­cated just two miles from the shores of Lake Ta­hoe, Di­a­mond Peak is where lo­cal rid­ers go when they want to skip the crowds and avoid the hype of Ta­hoe’s big­ger re­sorts—but still want to ride 1,840 feet of ver­ti­cal and find se­cret stashes of fresh snow and fun ter­rain fea­tures hid­den through­out the trees. Di­a­mond Peak does its best to keep lift tick­ets af­ford­able for all, with youth pric­ing for 13 to 23-year-olds, and dis­counts for pass hold­ers from other ski re­sorts. Also, the view is “pretty good.”

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018

Rid­ers can ex­pect even more live mu­sic out­doors on the Sun Deck (when weather per­mits) or in­side the Loft Bar this sea­son as the re­sort ex­pands its Spring Mu­sic Se­ries into the heart of win­ter. Com­ple­ment­ing the mu­sic is an ex­panded se­lec­tion of craft beers avail­able for happy hour pric­ing in the early af­ter­noon. Di­a­mond Peak’s ter­rain park builders have com­pletely re­built the re­sort’s stock of rails, boxes, and other man-made fea­tures us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als and state-of-the-art de­sign tools to pro­vide rid­ers with a whole new slate of op­tions for this win­ter.

Rider: Eric Kertz­man Photo: Paul Ray­morer

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