Tamarack Resort to begin major facelift

Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 12:24:16-04

Tamarack Resort in Donnelly will embark on a new round of resort improvements beginning this spring, resort officials said Monday.

Along with the first phase completion of the Village Plaza, Tamarack is improving its mountain terrain and opening up lift-served access to more than 200 acres.

“It will certainly be busy around the mountain this spring,” Tamarack Resort President Jon Reveal stated. “Not only is the first phase of the Village Plaza -- with retail, lodging and restaurants -- being completed, but the mountain is getting a generous addition of accessible terrain thanks to new mountain equipment, including a high-speed quad. We’re focused on improving the guest experience from the moment they arrive at the Village through their last run of the day.”

Construction crews will focus on completing the exteriors of the three Phase 1 Village buildings, according to a news release. The construction process has been on hold since 2009. Crews will simultaneously finish the first phase of retail, dining and guest service spaces in time for the 2019/2020 winter season.

“This summer, Tamarack will install a high-speed, detachable, 4-person chairlift to service the Wildwood trails -- which haven’t been skiable by lift since 2009. This lift will provide access to the resort’s most consistently-pitched intermediate and expert trails along with gladed tree skiing,” the release said. “Along with the new ski lift, Tamarack will expand its grooming fleet with the addition of two vehicles. A new groomer equipped with a winch has the ability to groom Tamarack’s summit cornice and other steep terrain. Offering guests more skiable terrain is a high priority.”

Tamarack’s summer maintenance team will be clearing brush and removing undergrowth to reduce fire danger. This will provide a more skiable snow surface for skiers and boarders next winter.

Tamarack Resort is a four-season resort located in Donnelly, some ninety miles north of Boise.

During the summer, the resort is the home to mountain biking, hiking, rafting and watersports on Lake Cascade.

(photo courtesy: Tamarack Resort/RedSky PR)