IVGID Quarterly December 2020 ivgid Quarterly cover december

In this issue…

  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort Updates
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Season Pass
  • Snowmaking Technology
  • Ski & Snowboard Lesson Experience
  • Name The Glades Contest
  • Winter Jobs
  • Catching Up With Lila Lapanja
  • Diamond Peak New Staff Spotlights
  • Parks & Recreation Counter Annual Report
  • Incline Village Parks & Recreation Winter Program Updates
  • Trail of Treats and Terror in Photos
  • Incline Village Golf Season Recap
  • Winter Safety Tips
  • Public Works Updates
  • Facilities & Banquets
  • IVGID Board of Trustees

Download/view - IVGID Quarterly December 2020 (PDF) or read past issues on the IVGID Quarterly Page. 

Dear Diamond Peak Skiers/Riders and Incline Village/Crystal Bay Community Members,

By the time you are reading this, ski season should be underway on the slopes of Diamond Peak. As usual, we are excited to welcome everybody back for another winter of fresh powder, great Tahoe views, perfect corduroy, and friendly faces at our community-owned resort.

Of course, things will be a little different this year. The COVID-19 pandemic means that all of those smiling faces will be covered up behind a mask throughout our operations, and we’ve implemented a number of other health and safety protocols to ensure we can operate the resort safely this season. Many of those updated rules and procedures are listed in the pages that follow; however, I ask that you please logon to our “COVID-19 FAQ: Know Before You Go” page on the Diamond Peak website every morning before visiting the resort this year, because we just have to expect that things could change throughout the season.

Getting the slopes ready for skiers and snowboarders has been interesting this off-season. The addition of physical distancing requirements for our staff has made getting around the mountain a challenge for our tight-knit snowmaking and mountain operations crews. But thanks to their hard work and willingness to think outside the box this year, we’ve been able to offer the great early-season conditions that our community has come to expect from Diamond Peak.

This past summer and fall we performed quite a bit of maintenance and upgrades to the ski lifts. Projects included replacing the haul cable on the Ridge lift, a rebuild of the drive motor on Crystal Express, replacing the drive bullwheel bearings and the electrical drive and control system on the Lakeview lift. All of these projects are performed in conjunction with annual mountain maintenance to ensure the reliability and safe operation of our chairlifts.

We’ve also hired some new managers for this season including Zach Lancaster as our new Base Operations Manager, Brent Balderson as our new Ticketing & Revenue Office Manager, and Tatiana Montabello as our new Rental Shop Manager. Community members will likely recognize Zach from his time spent working at the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter for many years, Tatiana has been our Assistant Manager in the Rental Shop for two years before being promoted this season, and Brent joins us from a little resort called Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows that some of you may have heard of. All three bring a wealth of experience and a great attitude to the ski resort this winter and we are excited to have them join the team.

Speaking of our team, we’re still hiring select positions for this winter! So if you are looking for a fun winter job – whether you want to make a very competitive wage (minimum starting wage is $14/hour for most positions, or $10.50/hour for juniors), or just get out of the house and work with the friendliest group of folks anywhere – we’ve got a great selection of indoor, outdoor, part-time, full-time and weekends-only positions still available. Check out DiamondPeak.com/about/employment for more information.

The mountains offer an incredible escape and a beautiful outdoor setting. We sincerely hope that everyone here in Incline Village and Crystal Bay will join us on the slopes this winter. 

Sincerely, mike bandelin

Mike Bandelin
Diamond Peak General Manager