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Diamond Peak goes retro for February

Justin Scacco
jscacco@sierrasun.com

Warren Miller films at Diamond Peak (then called Ski Incline) in 1969.

Diamond Peak Ski Resort is hosting its Retro Ski Film + Speaker Series for a second year, bringing classic films and speakers to Incline Village during Thursdays in February and March.

After the passing of legendary filmmaker Warren Miller, this year’s event will hold special significance, and will include screenings of five classic Miller films.

“We’re really happy to bring this retro ski film series back for another year,” said Diamond Peak Marketing Manager Paul Raymore in a release from the resort. “Especially this year, in the wake of Warren Miller’s passing, it is going to be an honor to present five of his classic films to the Lake Tahoe community. Hopefully everybody will be inspired by the humor and love for all things ski-related that Warren brought to every film he released.”

The Restro Ski Film + Speaker Series will begin on Thursday, Feb. 15, and will be held every Thursday through March 15. The series will again include presentations by local historians, filmmakers, and former Diamond Peak employees, followed by screenings of classic Warren Miller ski and snowboard films from the 1970s – 90s.

Miller filmed more than 500 movies during his career, which included scenes shot all over the Tahoe-Truckee region, including at Diamond Peak.

The series will run each Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Chateau Ballroom in Incline Village with a brief presentation about the history of skiing in Tahoe, history of Incline Village, or other related topics. The film screenings will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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