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Diamond Peak ski resort in Lake Tahoe reports good start to ski season

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Diamond Peak Ski Resort, North Lake Tahoe’s most affordable resort, finished 2013 on a strong note, beating December 2012 skier visits and revenue, despite the lack of snowfall.

It was definitely a good first month of skiing and snowboarding at Diamond Peak ski resort in Lake Tahoe.

“Our Child Ski Center and Ski & Snowboard Schools helped lead the way, ending the month well ahead of last December,” said Brad Wilson, general manager, Diamond Peak Ski Resort. “We are also one of the most affordable resorts in the region, which supported our success.”

Adult lift tickets cost $59

Season and mini passes are available for purchase at reasonable rates, as well as single-day lift tickets starting at $59 for adults. Skiers and snowboarders are also able to take advantage of Diamond Peak’s “BYOP” special – snow lovers can bring their season pass from other resorts for discounted single-day lift tickets.

The ski season began with a heavy emphasis on snowmaking at all the Tahoe Basin ski resorts. Most resorts, including Diamond Peak, were able to start the season on the projected opening dates.

The storm in early December and extended periods of cold temperatures enabled Diamond Peak’s Slope Maintenance crew to build a good base, providing top-to-bottom skiing by December 12.

New additions this season at Diamond Peak

This season Diamond Peak added five new fan guns and refurbished older fan guns, boosting the snowmaking fleet and significantly increasing snowmaking capacity when conditions permit. These energy efficient guns worked around the clock during the cold spell in early December and as temperatures allowed throughout the month.

The team’s strategy was to concentrate snowmaking on the most popular beginner and intermediate terrain and support the new Terrain Based Teaching features on School Yard trail.

“We skied at other Tahoe resorts over the holidays and Diamond Peak definitely had the best coverage and snow conditions,” said Al and Cindy, visiting with their family from South Carolina. “The staff was so friendly, everyone was smiling and having a good time. Our family had a blast.”

Considerable snow last season

Last season Diamond Peak received over five feet of snow over the holidays and opened one hundred percent on the mountain by Christmas.

This year, with only seven trails open Diamond Peak still saw more skiers than in 2012. It may not have been a white Christmas but the combination of clear roads, blue skies, and the majority of beginner and intermediate terrain available helped bring holiday visitors to the mountain.

About Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Diamond Peak is located in Nevada’s Incline Village. It’s an affordable, family friendly resort that offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, a summit elevation of 8,540-feet and a 1,840-foot vertical drop.

Skiers and boarders can experience 30 runs with 655 acres of beginner to advanced terrain that include open glades. Diamond Peak features two lodges, private and group lessons, equipment rentals and a variety of events throughout the season.

For more information, visit www.DiamondPeak.com or call (775) 832 – 1177.

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