Come out to Diamond Peak Ski Resort and participate in a fun uphill/downhill challenge!
What used to be simply the Diamond Peak Uphill/Downhill Dash is being expanded into a full weekend of fun this Friday through Sunday, March 30 - April 1.
Friday features FREE human-powered sports films from Patagonia at the Apres-Ski Registration Party in the Base Lodge. Register for the uphill/downhill race in advance using the link below, at the party on Friday, or day-of before the race.
On Saturday, after the resort closes for skiing, you're invited to race to the top of the mountain using whatever human-powered method you prefer: skins, snowshoes, running shoes, etc., then ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or run back down to the finish line. For those of a less competitive nature, a recreational course to mid-mountain will be available. Prizes will be awarded for both categories.
The weekend will also include backcountry workshops, avalanche education, and more. Register in advance to get the discounted rates, prices go up day-of.
The event is being co-hosted by the Sierra Avalanche Center with certain activities having a suggested donation to the Center in order to incorporate a fundraising aspect. The focus will be on fun, skiing, family and enjoying the great outdoors via human-powered sports.
Big thanks to all our partners and sponsors on this event including: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Patagonia Reno Outlet, Crystal Bay Club Casino, Village Ski Loft, Black Diamond, Mountain Khakis, TravelNevada, Sierra Nevada College, ORTOVOX, Dynafit, Liftopia, Weston Snowboards, Drink Coffee Do Stuff, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Las Vegas Airport, and G3 Genuine Guide Gear.
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 30th, 2018
• Human Powered Snow Sport Movie Premiere & Apres Ski Registration Party, presented by Patagonia Reno - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 31st 2018
•On Snow Gear Demos, presented by Tahoe Mountain Sports - 10:00am - 3:00pm
•Guided Interpretive Ski/Snowboard tour, presented by IVGID Waste Not - 11:00am - 12:00pm
•SkiMo Race (Long or Short Course) - 4:30pm
•Award Ceremony & Après Ski Party at Diamond Peak Loft Bar with Maggie's Farm Band, presented by Crystal Bay Club Casino - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
•Official After Party at Crystal Bay Club Casino with Tainted Love - 9:00pm
Sunday, April 1st 2018
•Easter Egg Hunt - 9:00am
•March of the Penguins Children’s Ski Boot Race, (Ages 12 and under) - 1:00pm
•Family-Friendly Base Area Relay Race - 3:00 - 4:00pm
SkiMo Race Descriptions & Categories:
Competitors encouraged to race in costume, racers in costume will receive a time bonus.
Long Course=2.6 Miles (1.3 Miles Uphill)
Short Course=1 Mile (.4 Miles Uphill)
•Elite Male & Female Division - competitive category (no time bonuses)
•Adult Male & Female Division - Ages 18+
•Youth Male & Female Division - Ages Under 17
•Team SkiMo Division - 4 person teams in costume. Participants can do different courses and/or categories.
Upcoming events at Diamond Peak
Join us for these other great events this spring...
Wednesdays: 55+ Ski Clinics
•3/30-4/1: Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival
•3/31: Interpretive Ski/Snowboard Tour of the mountain
•4/1: Easter Egg Hunt & Services
•4/7: Diamond Cup Challenge + Live Music
•4/11: Final 55+ Ski Clinic
•4/14: Live Music 2-5pm
•4/15: Projected Closing Day
•4/30: 2018-19 Early Bird Season Pass sale deadline
Click for detailed event listings