The dream of pioneering ski-area designer Luggi Foeger, Diamond Peak, originally called Ski Incline, opened in 1966 with the region's first snowmaking and three chairlifts. With stunning views, affordable pricing, special kids programs and varied terrain, it remains one of Tahoe's premier family resorts. Almost 50% of Diamond Peak's terrain are intermediate. Crystal Ridge Run is over a mile of smooth and wide cruising with magnificent views of Lake Tahoe. Insider tip: Natural glades and wind-dwarfed pines can be discovered in Solitude Canyon, 20 acres of advanced terrain reached also from the top of the Crystal quad.