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Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak

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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

95

Rank in
Region

12

Rank in
State

2

This resort is often compared with:

Mt. Rose
Heavenly
Vail Ski Resort
Best time for snow at
Diamond Peak
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Diamond Peak

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
3-5"
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
5-9"
True Snow: 300" per year
Snow Quality Rank

112

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

87

Diamond Peak is ranked No. 87 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

13.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

25.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

35.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

87

Diamond Peak is ranked No. 87 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

112

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Diamond Peak

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
50
score
75.6
Expert
rank
68
score
39.0
Snow Volume
rank
87
score
53.4

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1840 ft

8540 ft
Base Elevation: 6700 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak has no detail snow data, but we estimate 300 inches snowfall, based upon its location on the east side of Lake Tahoe. Diamond Peak is forested to its 8,500 foot summit, so powder skiing can be good even on severe storm days. Average snow density of 12% is not the blower of the Rockies but easily managed on modern fat rockered skis.

Accumulation and Preservation

Early season coverage is eased by Diamond Peak's overall intermediate pitch. However, Sierra droughts can be extreme, so even the snowiest areas are less than ¼ open at Christmas in the worst 15% of seasons. Diamond Peak is about half west-facing and elevation tops out at 8,500 feet, so overall snow preservation is below average for the Sierra.