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“Easy Location and Great Staff for Children”

Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School
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Owner description: Professional instructors, low student to instructor ratio, gentle slopes, and a friendly environment provide an ideal place to learn how to ski or snowboard at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Group lessons and private lessons are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center offers group and private ski lessons and private snowboard lessons for children 4-7 years old. 3 year olds are accepted in private ski or snowboard lessons only. The Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School offers group and private ski and snowboard lessons for ages 7+.
Hillsborough, California
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107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Easy Location and Great Staff for Children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

We took the kids to Incline for their first ski experience. We wanted to make sure the kids got lesson on their first visit and Diamond peak had many options (groups, private, half and full day) so it was easy to accommodate our schedules. We decided to try the morning session which turned out to be great. We dropped them off at 10:00am and I sat in the Lodge and gathered them back at noon and we had lunch before they went on their own the rest of day.

Instructors were great and the kids seemed to really like them and enjoy the experience. Definitely a plus for fist timers. They obviously learned the basics and were able to take the lifts and hit the easy slopes the rest of the day. I didn't expect that but that was excellent.

Also, if you stay at the Hyatt, you can just rent skis, boots and poles all at the hotel prior and set up all the lessons prior to going to Diamond Peak! They even have a shuttle. Very easy and convenient. Also, lastly, get the Diamond Peak discount cards at Costco before you come for great ease and savings. You buy $100 cards for $79.99 and you can use them at the Hyatt shop or at any venue at Diamond Peak. Big savings. Great place and location for a beginner trip and just a simple and fun family outing.

Visited February 2014
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Huntington Beach, California
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for the grandkids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

The ski school has great facilities, good instructors and is convenient for parents and grandparents alike.

Visited December 2013
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“2 hour private lesson”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Had a lesson with Jim. He was a nice guy and really knows what he is talking about. He used to compete professionally and ran a ski academy. The downside was the $180 price tag and the fact we never really went over anything to do with the boots or skiis. My first tumble, I didn't know I had to push the clamp down to lock my boot in because we never went over that.

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Orange county
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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Perfect for beginners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had a great time here at diamond peak. My five yr old and seven hr old had a full day lesson. The instructors all seemed to be great!!! By the end of the day, they both knew what they were doing. And it was their first time ever on skis!! The perfect long slight slope to learn on!!
My husband and nine year old did the other runs and really enjoyed it. Even when the snow was just about gone!! End of season, but we will be back!!

Visited April 2013
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138 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great for Kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our three kids learned how to ski in about 30 minutes. Wide variety of slopes and difficulty, but for a local place it was perfect and resonably priced for a family of non-skiiers!

Visited March 2013
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