16th annual Diamond Peak Dummy Downhill set for April 2 | SierraSun.com

16th annual Diamond Peak Dummy Downhill set for April 2

This dummy built by one of the Incline Elementary School classes takes flight during a previous Dummy Downhill.
Courtesy Talbot Photography / Diamond Peak Ski Resort |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Participants in this weekend’s Dummy Downhill will build a dummy on skis (or a snowboard) that gets launched off a big jump on the Show-Off run at Diamond Peak — all while spectators view the action from the Base Lodge Deck.

This wacky event is fun for the whole family, skiers and non-skiers alike. Watch as unique characters fly down the hill or crash hard. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for creativity, best crash, farthest distance, and more.

Prizes include Diamond Peak lift tickets, Diamond Peak logo gear, North Lake Tahoe gear, Small Batch BBQ Sauce, and gift certificates from local businesses such as Batch Cupcakery, Mountain High Sandwich Company and Hacienda De La Sierra.

“Dummies are built by local families, individuals, and groups,” says Jaclyn Ream, Diamond Peak’s Marketing Coordinator. “The local schools get really involved, making their dummies part of their class curriculum or engineering clubs.”

Prospective participants must pre-register dummies online at DiamondPeak.com/Events or email your dummy name, team name, and team captain’s name(s) to info@diamondpeak.com by Friday, April 1.

Registration takes place between 9 and 10 am., with judging taking place after. Then, from about 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., get ready to see them fly.

Stick around for live music by local band, Owen Big, and happy hour at the Loft Bar. Diamond Peak 2016-17 season passes will also be on sale at Early Bird rates during the event.

This article was provided by the Incline Village General Improvement District. Events are weather dependent and subject to change; visit DiamondPeak.com/Events for details and updated information.

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