The fire actively burning on the West mountain of Tamarack Ski Resort, ID started yesterday morning between Tamarack’s mid-mountain and summit.
The West State Fire grew to 50-acres last night and is burning about mid-slope on the mountain.
Firefighters are focusing on protecting the mid-lodge at the resort. Structure protection is in place, but no other structures are threatened at this time and no evacuation orders have been issued.
Payette National Forest (PNF) is working with Boise National Forest (BNF), Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA), and the Donnelly Fire Department to extinguish the fire. Air tankers and helicopters have been requested for containment efforts today.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Tamarack Resort is a four-season destination resort in west-central Idaho. It is located 90 miles north of Boise on the shores of Lake Cascade, just southwest of the small town of Donnelly.
When it opened in 2004, Tamarack was the first new destination ski resort to be built in North America in 23 years. Since then, its unique setting that offers adventure from the mountaintop to the lakeshore has set it apart in North America. In November 2018, new ownership began immediately investing in resort improvements, construction, and improved guest amenities.