About us & our services

Pyramid Peak Properties is located in the South Lake Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort area, and was created to offer the finest services to vacation property owners and guest vacationers who love coming here to enjoy this special part of the High Sierra. In todays vacation rental market, we deliver our services with a fresh approach to helping guests enjoy a fantastic vacation, and helping property owners experience a positive return on their investment. Our three main areas of focus include Short and Long-Term Vacation Rentals, Home Sales, and Property Management.


Who We Are

The Wehan/Pilar family moved to Kirkwood in 1995 where we first started out as owner/operator of the Kirkwood General Store. Prior to this, we owned and operated Summit Marketing, Inc., which was a wholesale produce company marketing vegetables worldwide with year-round sales of bell peppers and asparagus, resulting in multi-million dollar sales each year. This company helped lay the foundation for Pyramid Peak Properties to be the successful company it is today. The company is family run with all staff members treated as though apart of the Wehan/Pilar family. This creates loyalty and pride in our service from all who work here.

Why the name Pyramid Peak Properties?

Pyramid Peak is a mountain in the Sierra Nevada mountain range within the Crystal Range, west of Lake Tahoe. It is the highest peak in the Desolation Wilderness area, El Dorado County, California with fine views of Lake Aloha, Lake Tahoe, Mount Tallac, Fallen Leaf Lake, Ralston Peak, and other lakes. Its unmistakable pyramid shape lends to its name. Pyramid Peak rises 4,000 feet above the South Fork of the American River Canyon at Twin Bridges. The most popular route, Rocky Canyon is an arduous climb. Pyramid Lake lies at the base of the peak. It offers more vertical relief than any other peak in the Tahoe region, along with great open-bowl skiing above timberline. From all points in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Kirkwood and the San Joaquin Valley, Pyramid Peak soaring at 9,983 feet is in our presence. A constant reminder the allure of Tahoe is not far and a cool mountain paradise awaits your presence. Pyramid Peak is considered “The Sentinel of the Tahoe Sierra” and Pyramid Peak Properties strives to be the same.

Our Staff

Joan Pilar, Broker/Owner

As past broker of Kirkwood Mountain Realty from 2003-2010, Joan is a motivated, creative and versatile real estate executive with over fifteen years of experience in the real estate business. Specializing in the sales and marketing of home sites, condominiums, shared ownership and luxury homes in the Kirkwood and Tahoe areas.
  • Delivered $239+ million in sales the last seven years
  • Our core competencies are enhanced through planning, leadership and communications.   

Jon Wehan, Partner

Jon knows customer service like no other. Your concerns are his concerns and you'll feel his personal touch the minute you speak with him. Having used to own and run Kirkwood’s general store, he has deep roots in the community and is a Kirkwood weather aficionado! He spends almost every day at Kirkwood making sure things run smoothly for us. He also runs our after-hours emergency line so that our guests never feel out of touch!


Cory Wehan, Maintenance & Administration 

Cory has many talents, among them are his skills in our maintenance department. He can figure out how to solve almost any dilemma. His foresight and planning keeps us from making too many mistakes. He is currently learning the administrative and financial side of Pyramid Peak Properties. He also helps Jon run the after-hours emergency line. Fun fact: Cory attended Kirkwood Elementary School that used to be located in the Sun Meadows 4 building, so Cory knows Kirkwood in and out having grown up there.

Kristi O’Brien, Head of housekeeping                                                    

As head of Housekeeping, Kristi will get to know your home like it is her own and adjust to your needs. She is meticulous when taking inventory of every new home we get on our program, making sure she knows where every special item in your home goes. She is efficient, dedicated and will keep your home as clean as you left it! She has a loyal and constant staff so everyone knows how each owner likes their home cleaned and put back properly.


Cody Prater, Maintenance Manager

Cody helps to run our maintenance staff and does everything from snow removal to storm diversion. He helps to keep our properties in tip top rental shape! You may see him around Kirkwood with his side-kick dog Kiwi. He has a degree from Chico state and now makes South Lake Tahoe his home. 

Nicole Ladd, Real Estate Sales, Reservations &  Marketing

Originally from the Bay Area, Nicole now makes South Lake Tahoe her home. As a previous restaurant general manager, she brings exceptional customer service and marketing skills to our guests and owners, as well as a degree from San Francisco State. Nicole’s number one goal is to create lasting relationships between herself and PPP’s owners, and to ensure guests feel right at home while staying with us!


Kim Jones, Reservations &  Marketing

With a love of Lake Tahoe going back to childhood, Kim made the move to South Lake Tahoe in 2014. She brings 20 years of real estate and marketing experience to Pyramid Peak Properties, as well as a degree from CSU Long Beach. Kim’s technical expertise in the real estate and vacation rental fields are essential to PPP’s expansion into the South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf markets. 

Stephanie Ball, Owner Liaison & Guest Relations

As the former manager of the Kirkwood General Store, Stephanie is no stranger to Kirkwood Ski Resort. She has worked in Kirkwood for over 10 years and has now joined the Pyramid Peak Properties family. Her experience in inventory and organization when running the general store have helped us keep up with daily tasks on the mountain. She is hard working, friendly and has a love for the mountains especially for Kirkwood!


Juan Carlos Hernandez & Ana Rosa Arce, Maintenance & housekeeping, South Lake Tahoe

Juan Carlos and Ana met Joan a few years back when they started as her personal house cleaner. Juan Carlos did such an amazing job that Joan hired him on to help Kristi clean our growing South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake properties. He pitches in on the maintenance end as well - He can do it all!