Diamond Peak

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by food&fun on June 25, 2001

Not as big as Squaw Valley or Heavenly Valley and not as challenging as Kirkwood, Diamond Peak provides some variety if you are sampling the different areas around the lake or just want a break from the big areas. I've always enjoyed the "cozy" feeling of this area. My only complaint is that many of the Intermediate (blue) runs are too regular in pitch and terrain; I like a little more variety. Nevertheless, this consistency makes it a great teaching mountain because you can concentrate on what you're learning instead of worrying about what's beyond the next turn or drop-off. And, of course, the views are spectacular.

If you are staying at the Hyatt or at northshore stateline hotels, this is your closest ski area. It is a bit of a drive from Reno, but not far from southshore. While I wouldn't make this my "destination" ski area if I were coming for a ski vacation, it fits the bill for a day of skiing away from the crowds at the other area resorts.

To get there, take SR 28 to Country Club Drive to Ski Way, and go until you get to the ski area. There are signs pointing the way.

Diamond Peak
1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, California, 89451
(775) 832-1177


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