TAMARACK, Idaho — Tamarack Resort has received approval from Central District Health to begin a reopening process starting May 16. The resort will be reopening in phases, prioritizing the health and safety of employees guests and homeowners while dining, lodging and recreation activities.
“We appreciate the leadership of the governor, the Valley County Commissioners, and our front-line first responders who have worked tirelessly to keep us safe during this pandemic,” said Scott Turlington, Tamarack president. “Our team has worked hard to reimagine every aspect of the Tamarack experience to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of everyone who will come and play at Tamarack’s mountain playground this summer.”
On May 16, dining and lodging services will begin, and meadow hiking and biking trails will also open for use. Retail outlets, like the Clearwater Coffee Shop and Village Market and Deli will also reopen with enhanced health and safety protocols.
Construction on The Village at Tamarack will resume, including real estate tours of the Village residential units and the real estate gallery. Additional activities will continue on the following dates:
- May 21: Scenic lift rides on Tamarack Express
- May 22 (Memorial Day Weekend): Waterfront Cabana motorized & non-motorized boat rentals
- May 28: Lift-served mountain biking (dependent on mid-mountain snowmelt)
- June 6: Tamarack Zipline Tours (dependent on mid-mountain snowmelt)
- Mid-June: Guided whitewater rafting [tamarackidaho.com] trips on the Cabarton stretch of the North Fork of the Payette River.
For all recreation updates, guests are encouraged to visit TamarackIdaho.com for the latest days and hours of operations and to pre-book excursions.
Several of Tamarack’s new protocols and procedures across the resort will include:
- COVID-19 training for employees under CDH, CDC and OSHA guidelines
- All employees will receive daily temperature checks and be provided with gloves and masks to wear during interactions with the public.
- Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all high-touch surfaces, lodging properties, and recreation equipment
- Installation of Plexiglass dividers at all point of sale locations
- Hand sanitizing stations located throughout the resort, including all high traffic areas, elevators, and entryways to main buildings
- Signage and markers to support all social distancing guidelines
- Limiting the number of guests inside dining, reception, and ticket areas
- Use of one-time menus in dining establishments
- Use of touchless card readers for transactions
- Complimentary masks available for all guests who forget to bring their own
The resort encourages all guests planning to visit Tamarack and surrounding mountain communities in Valley County to respect new protocols in place at local businesses and recreation areas. This includes practicing social distancing, wearing a mask in public, washing your hands and staying home if you are feeling sick. More information to help visitors ‘know-before-you-go’ is found at ProtectYourMountainPlayground.com
Tamarack’s comprehensive COVID-19 Reopening Plan is available here. The plan will be reassessed and updated as necessary to ensure alignment with the State of Idaho and Valley County guidelines.