Diamond Peak is cute! We went only because I was doing a business call on the Marketing Dept, and they comped me after our meeting. Still only stayed for a couple of hours. It is BEAUTIFUL, but gets boring really fast. Still, we had deep pow, and I went down one of their little blacks and triggered a mini-avalanche! At Diamond Peak, of all places! Slide halfway down the mountain upside down and head first. Glad it was there, and not Kirkwood!
Diamond Peak seems to have the best views of the Lake, of all the Tahoe mountains. It's true that it gets boring fast, depending on skill level I suppose, since it's such a small area and not that much to explore. Then again lift tickets are relatively cheap and parking is easy.
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