Diamond Peak (ski area)

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Diamond Peak
View of Lake Tahoe from Lakeview quad lift
View of Lake Tahoe from Lakeview quad lift
Diamond Peak is located in Nevada
Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak
Location in Nevada
Diamond Peak is located in the United States
Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak (the United States)
LocationIncline Village, Nevada, U.S.
Nearest cityReno – 23 miles (37 km)
Coordinates39°15′14″N 119°55′26″W / 39.254°N 119.924°W / 39.254; -119.924Coordinates: 39°15′14″N 119°55′26″W / 39.254°N 119.924°W / 39.254; -119.924
Vertical1,840 ft (561 m)
Top elevation8,540 ft (2,603 m) AMSL
Base elevation6,700 ft (2,042 m)
Skiable area655 acres (2.65 km2)
Runs30
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 18% easiest
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 46% more difficult
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 36% most difficult
Longest run2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Lift system6 chairlifts
Terrain parks1
Snowmaking75%
Night skiingnone

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.

Lifts[edit]

Diamond Peak has six chairlifts:

  • Lakeview Quad (launchpad)
  • School House
  • Red Fox
  • Ridge
  • Lodgepole Quad (launchpad)
  • Crystal Express

History[edit]

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 53 years ago in November 1966.

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