“Tamarack Express and all mountain activities will be closed for the day due to excessive snowfall on the mountain,” reads the caption of a post on Tamarack Resort’s Facebook on June 19. The resort recorded just over six inches of fresh snowfall two days before the summer solstice in a month where the average snowfall is zero,” according to On the Snow.
Tamarack Resort hosts on-mountain summer activities including mountain biking and zip lining, as well as offering whitewater rafting trips on the nearby Payette River. With six inches of snow accumulating, the resort has closed both mountain and waterfront activities.
As of June 20, snow accumulation continues to keep mountain and waterfront activities closed, though its Facebook page is optimistic for an operating weekend with a weather forecast of 70º and sunny. Until then, off-mountain, non-waterfront resort activities including the driving range, meadow trails, and village operations are still functional.
If the six inches of snow has you dreaming about winter operations, Tamarack currently offers 2800 vertical feet, seven lifts, and 50 trails. And, according to a previous SnowBrains article, there is an expansion proposal to add a new gondola, dozens more trails, and hundreds of additional acres of skiable terrain — though the opening dates for this have not yet been confirmed.