Through an uncompromising focus on our values and high-caliber coaching, the Mission of Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation is to provide a year-round program to develop each athlete's skill, grit, and integrity, and to inspire and empower each of our athletes to achieve their personal goals in athletics and life, which we do through the Diamond Peak Ski Team.
To lead continued development and execution of our Mission, Vison and Values, DPSEF is excited to announce the appointment of DeeDee Cole Driller as the Diamond Peak Ski Team Program Director, effective October 1.
Deedee Cole Driller grew up skiing and racing in Vermont and raced for the University of Vermont and the US Ski Team before heading to Tahoe, for just one winter, in 1984. For more than 35 years, Deedee has been coaching skiers of all ages and ski racers as well as two of her very own; both of her children graduated from and raced for Montana State University in Bozeman.
Prior to becoming the DPST Mighty Mite program director, Deedee coached and managed ski teams at Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Homewood. Deedee’s ski racing and management experience is what will allow her to lead with success as the team’s Program Director.
Says Deedee, “Accepting the role of program director with the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation is very exciting for me and a great honor. Having coached athletes and managed ski teams since college this is the Capstone project of my career. Despite the challenges we will be facing with a skiing season with COVID-19, I am confident that we will have some great learning this year and loads of fun!”
Konrad Rickenbach will be focused on the development of the DPSEF athlete program. Areas of development include DPST’s year-round training program, including the use of the DPSEF Learning Center and Ski Deck and working with athletes to encourage their development through free skiing, when not gate training. Learn more about Konrad, the first-ever recipient of the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation's Hans Standteiner Passion for Coaching Award!
The DPSEF Board of Directors held their annual elections in October. As of November 2020, the DPSEF BOD is Cameron Lim – President; Andy Wolf - Vice President; Steve McNamara – Secretary; Tim Briggs – Treasurer; Nate Seward - Assistant Treasurer; Derrik Sandberg - Assistant Secretary; and Doug Fulton - Member at Large.
The operation of the Diamond Peak Ski Team enhances our entire community. DPSEF annual membership reaches 200-225 athletes, representing approximately 125 families that look forward to, and live in Incline Village, for opportunities like Ski Team. Additionally, we employ almost 50 local coaches each season.
The Diamond Peak Ski Team is operated by the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation whose success depends upon our donors, our members, our community, and our volunteers. Our financial success enables us to offer athletes opportunities through scholarships and financial aid.