IVGID Quarterly February 2021 ivgid Quarterly cover feb

In this issue…

  • Diamond Peak Pass Holder Appreciation Week Recap
  • Diamond Cut Video Competition & Virtual Awards
  • Ski Tip: Layering for a Day at Diamond Peak
  • Staff Spotlight: Diamond Peak Host Program
  • Name the Glades Contest
  • Tree Well & Deep Snow Safety
  • Diamond Peak History & Sustainability
  • Volleyball Legends Coached Local Youth This Fall
  • Winter Sports Conditioning is a Class and a Tribe
  • Santa Stop Recap & Photos
  • Parks & Recreation Programing Updates
  • Aquatics: Let's Beat This Statistic Together
  • Personal Trainer Tip: Walk This Winter
  • Winter Golf Lessons & Indoor Golf
  • Tahoe Water Suppliers Association Wins TRPA Award
  • IVGID's New Board of Trustees
  • Facilities & Banquets: Wine Pairing Tip

Download/view - IVGID Quarterly February 2021 (PDF) or read past issues on the IVGID Quarterly Page. 

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

It has been an interesting year to be in the ski industry. We’ve been really encouraged by our community’s response to the new health and safety measures we put in place this season, so Thank You for doing your part to ensure we continue to have a season.

I’m very proud of the work our entire District and Diamond Peak team has done so far this winter. Because of everyone’s efforts and the excellent snowmaking temperatures that Mother Nature provided back in November, we were able to open the resort a week early to season pass holders and IVGID Picture Pass and Punch Card holders for our Pass Holder Appreciation Week December 3 - 9. Opening early is always fun, but this year was especially nice given how socially isolated we’ve all been throughout the last year. Seeing so many familiar faces enjoying the great outdoors on our slopes is one of my favorite parts of the job.

As we got into the traditionally busy periods of school breaks for the holidays and Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we were pleased to see that the measures we have put in place to limit overcrowding at the resort worked well. With lift lines spread out to ensure physical distancing between parties, the lines sometimes looked longer than usual, but they moved quickly and wait times were no longer than normal during those holiday periods. I’m proud of our staff for their patience and their willingness to enforce our new health and safety rules, and I’m proud of our skiers, riders and community members for their understanding - this season more than any other, we’re all in this together!

Looking ahead, we have President’s Day weekend coming up, and hopefully many more powder days to come. While we have had to cancel most of our traditional spring events due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will still be hosting our Diamond Cut Video Edit Contest, with a virtual awards ceremony. So if you or your kids/grandkids would be interested in submitting a short, 2-minute video edit to the competition, please get involved! You can find details under the Events section of the Diamond Peak website.

This winter our Ski & Ride Center is also collaborating with IVGID’s Parks & Recreation team to bring some new weekly ski clinics to the mountain. For many years our Wednesday 55+ Ski Clinics have been a big hit, and this year we’ve added clinics aimed at moms (the Moms On Mountain Ski Clinics) and women (the Skeesters Women’s Ski Clinics) - both of which will focus on skill improvement, skiing tactics and personal feedback from our professional instructors in a fun and supportive environment. 

 If getting more involved at the ski resort sounds like fun to you, we’re still hiring select positions for this spring! So if you are looking for a fun job – whether you want to make a very competitive wage (minimum starting wage is $14/hour for most positions), 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.

Thank you for being part of the Diamond Peak family! We hope to see you on the slopes very soon.

Sincerely, mike bandelin

Mike Bandelin
Diamond Peak General Manager