For the past 11 years, the Diamond Peak Ski Education has celebrated winter in our community by hosting ULLR FEST. Ullr Fest, our largest annual fundraising event helps us to raise the funds that bridge the 40% of our operating budget that is not covered by athlete tuition.
Normally, we celebrate Ullr, the Norse God of Snow and Skiing, with a two-day event. We host a huge community party with a torchlight parade and bonfire at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and also a Gala Dinner & Auction. COVID-19 will not allow us to host these crucial, and oh-so-fun fundraising events this season, so we're hosting an online auction. Our goal is to raise $150,000. Bidding will open March 7 - stay tuned for item previews!
We need your help by way of donations of items (products, services, or experiences) to be included in our auction. Click here to donate.
Below we offer some ideas to help you support the ski team.
Share Your Skills with Virtual or Physical (when it is safe!) Sessions: cooking, cake decorating or cocktail classes, art classes, Pilates, training, or yoga.
Be a Mentor or Tutor with Virtual or Physical (when it is safe!) Sessions: professional or sports coaching, entrepreneurial experience, tutoring, etc.
Sporting Activities: ski passes (including out of state), golf, tennis, parasailing, power or personal watercraft rentals, four-wheelers, or snowmobile excursions.
Food Related: dining gift certificates (big and small, near and as far as Reno/Carson/SF); access to exclusive wine, whiskey, or tequila tastings (virtual or physical); catering (meal delivery) and private chef experiences.
Services: handyman, landscaping or snow removal, house cleaning, pet grooming, errand and shopping services, etc.
Treat Yourself: certificates for spas, massages, facials, nails; clothing & jewelry retailers. (Buying gift certificates to donate supports local small businesses.)
Memorabilia: items signed by sports stars or celebrities or that have unique historical value.
Brainstorm Challenge: What are the types of items you like to bid on at fundraising events? What contacts do you have that may help you get a similar item donated to support the Diamond Peak Ski Team?
As this pandemic won’t last forever and looking forward to things is fun, if you can obtain the following with no expiration date, go for it!
Unique Venue Experiences: Disney, Six Flags, concerts, sporting events – local and drivable distance, exclusive tours of private places (e.g., Thunderbird Lodge).
Getaway or Staycation Packages with Lodging: local or drivable distances such as Lake Almanor, Wine Country, Mendocino, Monterey.