IVGID Quarterly December 2021December edition

What's inside...

  • Welcome Message from Mike Bandelin
  • Diamond Peak Ski Resort
  • Catching up with Lila Lapanja
  • Sports Updates
  • Recreation Privileges (Ordinance 7) Survey Results
  • Aquatics Updates
  • Senior Programs
  • About the Incline Village Recreation Center
  • Trail of Treats & Terror Event Recap
  • Northern Lights & Holiday Events
  • Leave Only Footprints: Clean Up the Lake
  • Incline Village Golf Update
  • Golf Hole-in-One Hall of Fame
  • Public Works Update
  • Weddings & Events
  • Staff Spotlights
  • Find a Fun Winter Job
  • Community News/Updates
  • IVGID's Board of Trustees
  • Incline Village/Crystal Bay Neighborhood Map
  • Heart of Incline Village/Crystal Bay

Download/view: IVGID Quarterly December 2021 (PDF) or read past issues on the IVGID Quarterly Page


Welcome message from Mike Bandelin

Diamond Peak is looking forward to being open and operational for our 56th winter of fun on the slopes above Incline Village.

We always take great pride in being a community-owned ski resort - a rare breed in the increasingly corporate ski industry - and this year is no exception. This winter in particular, we’ve worked really hard to define what that means to us in terms of everything from the care and condition of our infrastructure, to the service levels we provide to our community members, to the benefits and culture we pass along to our employees here at Diamond Peak. It’s all interconnected, and vital to maintaining the special something that you - our community - have told us time and again that you love about this mountain.

That love is not something we take for granted, and we are always looking for ways we can improve upon the experience and value we offer our guests and employees, so please don’t hesitate to email any suggestions to info@diamondpeak.com - I can assure you that we read every email we get, and often make changes based on feedback from you, our community.

Speaking of community, we’re always looking for new folks to work here at the resort, and we have a variety of jobs – whether you want to work outside, inside, on the snow or behind the scenes, full-time, part-time or weekends-only. With most positions starting at $17 per hour this winter, and
opportunities to earn even more with certifications and/or experience, we like to think that Diamond Peak is the best ski resort to work for in the entire Tahoe region. We’ve even got some fun jobs open for local students ages 14 and up! Check out diamondpeak.com/about/employment for job
listings and more details.

This winter we’ve also made significant investments in our snowmaking and grooming equipment to ensure we can continue to offer some of the best snow surfaces in the Lake Tahoe region. Four new TechnoAlpin TR8 snowmaking fan guns plus a tower-mounted TT10 fan gun will improve man-made snow production this winter, while our new Pistenbully 600 Park grooming machine will allow our Slope
Maintenance team to be even more efficient while grooming the runs after the resort closes for the day. 

After a rather strange season last winter filled with Covid-related rules and regulations we had to follow, we are looking forward to hopefully getting back to mostly normal ski operations this winter. We’re planning to host many of our favorite events again when we can do so in an outdoor setting, including our IVGID Community Appreciation Week (Jan. 31 - Feb. 6), Ullr Fest Torchlight Parade (Feb. 4), the 20th annual Dummy Downhill (March 20), the Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival (March 26-27), and our Last Tracks Beer & Wine Tasting events which are scheduled throughout the late winter and spring.

Here’s hoping to see all of you out enjoying this mountain playground we call Diamond Peak!

Mike Bandelin - Diamond Peak General Manager