While Nevada may be best known for its glitzier regions, its location on the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range combined with being the most mountainous state in the contiguous United States, means winter provides plenty of skiing and snowboarding. Diamond Peak Ski Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, making it the oldest of Nevada’s three ski resorts.
To commemorate their golden anniversary, the resort is planning a number of events to celebrate their interesting history including a free family friendly film and speaker series. The Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series combines a ski film that is preceded by a brief presentation by local historians about the history of Diamond Peak and the Lake Tahoe region. The resort will also be offering a series of “$50 Days” throughout the season to celebrate.
Located in Incline Village, on Lake Tahoe’s north shore, Diamond Peak was an integral part of the vision to develop the destination into a four-season resort community in 1966. Having established its reputation as one of Lake Tahoe’s best value resorts, it is no wonder skiers and snowboarders flock to the resort’s 1,840 vertical feet of terrain including some of the best tree skiing in the Tahoe Basin. Diamond Peak is also Tahoe’s best ski resort for families offering free tickets for kids 6 and under, uncrowded slopes and beginner terrain parks, not to mention beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.
While Diamond Peak is the largest and oldest of Nevada’s ski resorts, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has the highest base elevation in the Lake Tahoe area giving visitors panoramic views. It is also the closest major ski resort to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (25 minutes). Unlike its Sierra Nevada counterparts, Lee Canyon (formerly Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort) is located in the Spring Mountain Range, and 45 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip and the McCarran International Airport.
2017 is already a season for the record books for North Lake Tahoe resorts with Diamond Head and Mt. Rose already enjoying some of the best conditions ensuring visitors will have snow late into spring this season.
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Joanne Motta, Media Relations Australia/NZ