Certification DetailsDate: 04/18/2018Evaluator: Pete BlanchardView Bio

1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451

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Diamond Peak
Incline Village, Nevada
Community-Owned Tahoe Gem

Built in 1966 with three chairlifts and a T-bar, Ski Incline was the first ski area to have snowmaking in the West and they have been serving up the best views of Lake Tahoe ever since. A lot has changed over the years, starting with the ski area’s expansion in 1987 to what you know today as Diamond Peak, but the ski area has retained the same laid back vibe that the locals and visitors love while becoming one of Red Bull’s “9 Most Stunning Places to Ski on Earth.”

Diamond Peak’s summit elevation of 8,540 feet gives the ski area a vertical drop of 1,840 feet (4th longest at Lake Tahoe) with 655 acres of varied skiing and riding terrain serviced by six chairlifts. There are free shuttle services all over Incline Village so locals or visiting skiers and snowboarders can leave their car in town, jump on the bus, lap Crystal Ridge all day, and then finish their ride with a local Alibi ale at the Lodge.

With Snowflake Lodge overlooking Lake Tahoe and the historic Flume Trail cutting right through the ski area’s boundaries, Diamond Peak represents Incline Village’s unique heritage and passionate outdoor community that surrounds the lifts. Sierra Nevada College’s proximity to the ski area not only means students can sneak in turns between classes, but they also use the ski area as a lab for their various studies.

Diamond Peak continues to be a pioneer in the Tahoe Basin with technological developments and modern guest service techniques. Looking to the future, Diamond Peak is working on a new Master Plan with opportunities for year-round access to alpine recreation. Come enjoy affordable lift tickets and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from this community-owned resort—operated by the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID).

Sustainability Management
Section Performance - 85%
Social and Economic Impacts Management
Section Performance - 83%
Cultural Heritage Impacts Management
Section Performance - 80%
Environmental Impacts Management
Section Performance - 66%
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Commitment to a Sustainable Future

I’ve been fortunate to call this mountain home for my entire career in the ski industry. I’ve seen it evolve into a premier skiing destination while retaining its cultural identity, respect in the community, and environmental stewardship principles.

STOKE came into the picture as our new Master Plan for year-round operations was nearing its final stages. They have provided us the tools and knowledge necessary to make short- and long-term strategies for achieving best practices as we fulfill our vision for a more sustainable future of Diamond Peak Ski Resort. I’m beyond proud of everyone here for making this achievement possible.

In the years to come, we hope to:

  • Use 100% renewable energy through NV Energy’s local sources and on-site.
  • Transition our fleet of snowmobiles to four-stroke engines.
  • Test the use of renewable diesel in our snowcat and shuttle fleets.
  • Increase our waste diversion rates to 60% by composting food waste.
  • Source more local food through Tahoe Food Hub.

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our community-owned ski resort and we hope to see you taking turns above Lake Tahoe this winter.

Mike Bandelin – General Manager