By Julie Malkin-Manning | Tuesday, December 7, 2021
IVCBA, Pray for Snow!

While Ullr, the Norse god of snow and wind, has yet to bring Tahoe the snow and cold needed to open our resorts, we all know it's coming - any day now. With that in mind, Diamond Peak Ski Resort will not be opening as planned on Thursday, December 9, but are ready to open "ASAP" so keep an eye on our website and social media. Snowmaking crews are hard at work and the seasonal staff is trained and ready for the opening bell of the 2021-2022 season so we offer a peek into what's in store for you this season! 

This winter, Diamond Peak and the Incline Village Parks & Recreation team are excited to bring back some of our favorite community events and programs. Plan now to save the date(s).

December 24-25: Santa & Penguin Pete visit – Santa Claus and his trusty sidekick Penguin Pete (Diamond Peak’s official mascot) greet kids of all ages on the slopes of Diamond Peak. Catch these two lovable characters in and around the Base Area as well as on the slopes. 

Jan. 1 – March 15: Diamond Cut Video Competition: Each winter, this annual video edit contest highlights the incredible local talent we have right here at Diamond Peak with an awards ceremony and screening of the top video submissions received throughout the season. Grab your phone, GoPro, or video camera, get your crew of friends together, and go film yourself having fun at Diamond Peak. You just might win some fabulous prizes. Find more information and submission guidelines online at diamondpeak.com/events

February 4: Annual Ullr Fest Party, Bonfire & Torchlight Parade – The 12th annual Ullr Fest, to raise funds for the Diamond Peak Ski Team, will be held February 4, 2022. The action-packed evening includes a torchlight parade, bonfire, and live music. Come dressed in your Ullr attire as prizes will be given for the best costumes. 

March 20: 20th Annual Dummy Downhill – Participants build a dummy on skis or snowboards that get launched off of a big jump, fly down the hill and crash hard. Even non-skiers will want to come watch the madness! Dummies will be judged on creativity on the Base Lodge deck, followed by jumping and an awards ceremony.  

March 26-27: Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival – Lake Tahoe Basin’s premier SkiMo competition and an incredibly family-friendly event - race to the top of the mountain using whatever human-powered method you prefer – skins, snowshoes, running shoes, etc. Then ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or run back down to the finish line. For those of a less competitive nature, a recreational course will be available. The event will also include fun activities and a winter wildlife snowshoe hike.  

STOKE Mountain Tours: Select Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. - In partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District’s Waste Not conservation staff and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), Diamond Peak will offer a series of guided interpretive ski/snowboard tours of the mountain this winter. Program participants will meet at the Base Lodge with a guide before touring the mountain to discuss the unique plant and animal life that flourishes within the ski area’s boundaries, as well as the history of the resort, of Incline Village, and the Lake Tahoe region as a whole. Please check our website for dates and details.   

Monthly, January - March: Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes to Snowflake Lodge – Hosted by the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, this award-winning event encourages exercising in an intergenerational social setting for ages 9+. There will be light fare available for those who would like to purchase dinner at the top. Visit our website or call (775) 832-1310 for information. Pre-registration is required. See diamondpeak.com/events for schedule and registration.