Diamond Peak Ski Resort launched its fall season pass sale amid the sound of hammers and construction. The resort, which started building early this summer, is constructing a new skier services lodge.

The new building will combine parts of the resort business that previously spread between three separate outdated buildings across the base area. The new 10,950-square-foot center will pull a new child ski center, lessons, tickets, ski patrol, public restrooms, and administration offices under one roof.

The two-story, V-shaped building will have the ticket windows downstairs facing the new plaza for easy access. The child ski center, located in the middle and designed for youngsters ages 3-7, is positioned to combine child care with lessons. The second story will become home to administrative offices. The new skiers services building is expected to be completed before the resort opens in December.

Part of the project entails the addition of stairs to connect the upper and lower parking lots. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to walk up the stairs between the parking lots to the new plaza in front of the skier services building without lumbering through the base lodge.

Diamond Peak's season ski pass sale is running concurrent with the construction. This year's pass prices saw no increase in rates; however, the sale, which can garner a 20 percent discount off regular pass prices, runs through Sept. 30. Season passholders can get early lift access on powder days.

A shift in age groupings for older adults changes the eligibility for some passes. Adult passes will be now be for those ages 18-64 while senior passes will be for ages 65-69. Super senior passes are available for those 70 years and older. The new age grouping affects new pass purchasers only as last year's passholders will be grandfathered in at the lower rates with an annual purchase of a Diamond Peak season pass.

Passes can be purchased online or by mail.

More information. Or call 775-832-2971.