Diamond Peak Ski Resort in North Lake Tahoe is one of the best ski resorts for families, with free tickets for kids age 6 and under, interchangeable parent tickets, slope-side parking lots, lesson options for kids 3+, miles of groomed slopes, beginner terrain park features, and Lake Tahoe’s most breathtaking view for the whole family to enjoy.
Family-friendly lift ticket prices
Families save big at Diamond Peak compared to other Tahoe ski resorts. It is the only Lake Tahoe resort to offer 6-year-olds (and under) free lift tickets, and you’ll save $10 off the window rate by buying your lift tickets online instead of at the Ticket Windows every day.
Interchangeable Parent Tickets
For parents who need to trade off watching young children in the Lodge while the other parent takes a few laps on the slopes, Diamond Peak offers an interchangeable parent lift ticket for the same price as a standard adult lift ticket.
Ski & Snowboard lessons for ages 3+
Diamond Peak’s Child Ski & Ride Center provides a safe learning environment for kids ages 3-6, at some of the best prices in the Tahoe region. With a separate learning area, private “magic carpet” lift and low child-to-instructor ratio, your children will receive the attention they deserve in an uncrowded and fun environment. Older kids (ages 7-12) can enroll in private or group “Sierra Scout” lessons tailored to their ability level, from first-time to advanced, while those ages 13+ have affordable options as well.
Terrain for all abilities
Diamond Peak features the perfect progression from the bunny slopes to the black diamonds, with uncrowded slopes and options to gradually increase your difficulty level as you feel comfortable.
The family meetup funnel
You never have to worry about your kids getting lost by skiing/snowboarding off in a different direction at Diamond Peak. All of the runs eventually lead back to the base area, meaning it is easy to meet up at the bottom, even if each person in your group wants to ski/ride a different run.
Beginner terrain parks
Diamond Peak’s terrain park features are designed to help beginner terrain park riders progress from tiny features at ground level to intermediate/advanced park features that will have them experiencing the thrill of catching air with Lake Tahoe in the background. Start at the Jump Start mini-park and then progress to other Village Terrain Park zones on the mountain.
School House beginner chairlift
The School House beginner chair, which services the School Yard bunny slope, has short lift towers so that families are never higher than 15 feet off the ground at any time – which is a less intimidating first chairlift ride for those new to skiing.
Convenient slope-side parking
Diamond Peak has slope-side parking lots adjacent to the Base Lodge and the School Yard bunny slope, meaning you won’t have to schlep all of your family’s gear too far to get to the snow.
Family fun since 1966
As the only community-owned ski resort in the Tahoe Basin, Diamond Peak is known as Lake Tahoe’s “hidden gem” by locals in North Lake Tahoe. Find more information about this family-friendly resort online at DiamondPeak.com.