Tamarack Ski Resort, ID Re-Opens 1,000-Acres of Hike-To Terrain

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Tamarack ski resort, ID.
Tamarack ski resort, ID.

Tamarack ski resort in Idaho announced last week that they will reopen 1,000 acres of terrain that is withing the bounds of the ski resort but will be hike-to only terrain.

Tamarack was a big ski resort project that was foreclosed on in 2009 and completely closed for the 2009/10 season but was recently bought by Replay Resorts in May 2015.  Replay Resorts has decided to reopen the Wildwood trail area in the northern portion of the ski resort that closed in 2009 after lift service to that region was stopped.

Tamarack ski resort map
Tamarack ski resort map

“The Wildwood trails have been untouched by skiers and riders for nearly six years. Reopening this terrain to guests willing to take the short hike and ‘earn their turns’ is a great way to create a new ski experience that is unique to Tamarack.” – Brad Larsen, Tamarack Resort general manager


This area hasn’t been skied since 2009, so it’ll damn fun to have this zone back.

“Big news today: We are excited to announce the reopening of a portion of the Wildwood trail network as hike-to terrain. Skiers and riders who take the quick five-minute hike from the top of Enigma will be rewarded with untouched powder stashes, step pitches, and easy access back to the resort base area. These additional runs are within the resort’s permitted boundary and will be monitored by Tamarack’s professional ski patrol” – Tamrack Resor, yesterday

Tamarack ski resort has 2,800-vertical-feet of skiing and riding.


“Tamarack Resort is a four-season mountain resort in the northwest United States, in the Long Valley of west central Idaho. It is located on the west shore of Cascade Reservoir, southwest of Donnelly in Valley County, about 90 miles (145 km) north of Boise.

Opened for lift-served skiing in late 2004, the Resort went through foreclosure and emerged from it at a sheriff’s sale on March 10, 2014. A court-appointed receiver, Douglas Wilson, closed the ski area in early March 2009, which was shuttered for the 2009–10 season. It re-opened in 2010 on December 20, with five of seven chairlifts, operated by the Tamarack Municipal Association (TMA). All major recreational and dining facilities have been restarted under TMA management, except the zip line tour which is operated by Experience Based Learning, Inc out of Rockford, IL, under the /dba/ Zip Tamarack.[1]

One of the three high-speed chairlifts was removed in 2012″ -wikipedia


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