Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village offers a way to linger over the Lake Tahoe sunset. Last Tracks, now in its 10th season at the resort, pairs up wine tasting with a run down slopes lit up by alpenglow every Saturday night.
Last Tracks, which launched for the season Feb. 5, runs every Saturday through April 16. Participants catch the last chair at 4:30 p.m. up to the Snowflake Lodge at mid-mountain. Wine tasting and appetizers allow a chance to unwind from the day while the sun cruises down to the tops of the Sierras and lights up Lake Tahoe. Then, skiers and snowboarders don their gear for some turns around 6 p.m., descending by sunset on a freshly groomed run to the bottom of the mountain.
Participants must have at least intermediate skiing or snowboarding skills; no chairlift descent is available. Those with reservations for Last Tracks can even lap a few runs on the ticket in the two hours before the event. Tickets are available beginning at 2:30 p.m.
The menu spreads with hot and cold appetizers. Hors d'oeuvres include cheese, vegetable, fruit, and sliced wrap platters, plus quiche and meatballs.
Each Saturday features wine tasting from a different winery, including noted vintners such as Chateau St. Michelle, Franciscan, Coppola, and White Hall Lane. The April 2 Last Tracks focuses on wines from Australia.
Tickets cost $29 per person. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
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