Diamond Peak (ski area)
View of Lake Tahoe from Lakeview quad lift
|Location||Incline Village, Nevada, U.S.|
|Nearest city||Reno – 23 miles (37 km)|
|Vertical||1,840 ft (561 m)|
|Top elevation||8,540 ft (2,603 m) AMSL|
|Base elevation||6,700 ft (2,042 m)|
|Skiable area||655 acres (2.65 km2)|
- 18% easiest
- 46% more difficult
- 36% most difficult
|Longest run||2.5 miles (4.0 km)|
|Lift system||6 chairlifts|
Diamond Peak is a ski resort in the western United States, located in Incline Village, Nevada. Near the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe, the resort has 6 chairlifts, 30 runs, open glades, and tree skiing on its 655 acres (2.65 km2) of terrain.
Its summit elevation is 8,540 feet (2,603 m) above sea level, yielding a vertical drop of 1,840 feet (561 m), sixth among the ski areas surrounding Lake Tahoe. Its season ranges from December to April, and its longest run is 2.5 miles (4.0 km). Lifts include the "Lakeview Quad" which features a view of Lake Tahoe during the lift's ascent.
Incline Creek and its associated trail ascends gradually to Camp Folsom and back to the Diamond Peak Resort.
Diamond Peak has six chairlifts:
- Lakeview Quad (launchpad)
- School House
- Red Fox
- Lodgepole Quad (launchpad)
- Crystal Express
Oklahoman entrepreneur Art Wood and his associate Harold Tiller envisioned the idea for the resort which was then known as "Ski Incline", and was developed to reality in 1966 by Luggi Foeger, a famous Austrian ski resort consultant whom Wood hired to design and build the resort. It has long since expanded and grown since its debut 51 years ago in November 1966.