By Julie Malkin-Manning | Wednesday, November 3, 2021
IVCBA, Pray For Snow, Party For A Good Cause

The Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation (Diamond Peak Ski Team) is proud to partner with Village Ski Loft and Alibi AleWorks to kick off the 2021-22 Ski Season at the Pray for Snow Party, this Friday, November 5th at Alibi's Incline Public House.


Elko James of Village Ski Loft saw an opportunity to bring back the longstanding, legendary, and beloved 'Pray for Snow' community party held each November at the now long-gone Hacienda. Elko and Alibi's vision included a ski movie and so the party will feature the premiere of Blank Collective's new ski movie "Tales from Cascadia."


There's a charitable element to the celebration; Incline's local ski shop, Village Ski Loft, donated a pair of K2 skis as well as other rad ski gear to be raffled and all proceeds will benefit the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation (Diamond Peak Ski Team).


The Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a year-round program to develop each athlete's skill, grit, and integrity, and to inspire and empower each of their athletes to achieve their personal goals in athletics and life.


Athlete tuition covers only about 60% of the team's operating expenses. The remainder of the funds come through generous donors and fundraising, including sponsorship programs, hosted Ski Races at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, and events like the Ullr Fest Dinner & Auction (hold the date – March 5, 2022) and the Pray for Snow party.


The DP Ski Team provides developmental and racing programs for all levels and abilities of skiers ages 5 to 99+, from Mighty Mights to Masters as well as an All-Mountain team.  Ski team training extends beyond the mountain into their Learning Center, a facility for year-round training opportunities including a ski simulator and camp programs. Learn more: dpsef.org.