GM’s Corner: Check out Community Appreciation Days |

GM’s Corner: Check out Community Appreciation Days

Steve Pinkerton

The Mountain Golf Course has finally shed its winter coat, and just in time!

IVGID Community Appreciation Days run Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, at both of our Golf Courses.

Picture pass holders can take advantage of the following benefits this weekend:

•Complimentary Golf at the Mountain Course

•Discounts at Wild Bill’s BBQ at the Mountain Course

•Complimentary Clinics at the Championship Course

•Discounts at The Grille at the Chateau

•Sale prices at both Golf Shops

For more information, go to our website:

Later this summer (Aug. 4-5), we will be holding Community Appreciation Day at the Recreation Center and Tennis. Pass holders will receive free, all-day access to the Recreation Center and free access to the Tennis Center after noon.

We will be posting more information on our website as the event gets closer at

Beach Season

When you make your way out to the golf course, you will notice that our picturesque creeks are roaring rivers at the moment. In fact, there are places, such as the 7th hole of the Championship Course, where you can barely hear yourself think thanks to the intensity of the dueling creeks along each side of the fairway.

As all of you know, all that stream flow empties into our beautiful Lake. Since this winter, the Lake level has increased by a stunning 6 feet! At an elevation of 6228.60 feet, the Lake is now about 6 inches below the legal limit.

With a full Lake, our beautiful beaches will be noticeably smaller this year. So while you may think the beaches may seem more crowded, that isn’t likely the case. There is just less real estate south of Lakeshore Boulevard. After a long and heavy winter, there will be pent-up demand for the sand and sunshine, so please share the space with your fellow neighbor.

In order to ensure the best experience possible for our pass holders, we’ve been improving our processes to make sure that all pass holders and their guests understand the policies and procedures for accessing our beaches.

For example, we are expanding the preferred parking program we initiated on a limited basis last summer. On Fridays through Sundays from late June to Aug. 13, the Incline Beach parking lot will be restricted to IVGID Picture Pass and Punch Card holders only, so make sure those passes and punch cards are up to date and valid.

Bringing a guest? Did you know that you can exchange the value from your punch cards for Daily Beach Tickets. Ask for more details at the Parks and Recreation Counter at the Rec Center.

We are also adding staff to the gates at peak times to streamline the entry process at the beach. Our top priority is to ensure that our access rules are being enforced, but we want to make sure it doesn’t create delays for our Picture Pass Holders to access the beach.

Coming down to the beach on the Fourth of July?

Once again, we will be pre-selling Daily Beach Access Tickets for the Fourth of July.

There will be no cash or credit card transactions on the Fourth of July at Ski Beach and Incline Beach. If you are entering Ski Beach and Incline Beach on July 4, you must present one of the following:

• Valid IVGID Picture Pass with Beach Access

• Valid IVGID Recreation Punch Card

• Pre-purchased Daily Adult or Youth Beach Access Ticket

• Or show your wristband

To purchase wristbands, visit Aspen Grove or the Recreation Center. All forms of payment are accepted at these locations on July 4th.

Holiday Pricing (July 1-4):

Adult (18+): $15

Child (6-17): $6

Children (0-5): Free

Boat Launching: $21

Picture Pass Holder: FREE

Pre-purchase your Daily Beach Ticket by June 30 and receive the regular pricing.

Incline Beach, Ski Beach and Burnt Cedar Beach gates will be staffed 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This is our fourth consecutive year of staffing the gates until 10 p.m. We’ve found it to be a great way to reduce overcrowding and greatly improve the customer experience for our residents and guests.

If you have more questions regarding beach access, just go to or call (775) 832-1310.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you out on the golf course this weekend and surely at the beach by the Fourth of July.

“GM’s Corner” is a recurring column from IVGID General Manager Steve Pinkerton, who discusses issues and offers updates regarding various district matters. He may be reached for comment at

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