Cat skiing in the area is open. Two quad chairs and a surface platter lift will be
installed summer of 2004. Ultimately, there will be 1,100 skiable acres with 7 high speed chair lifts and numerous
surface lifts. Summit is at 7,700 feet with 2,800 feet vertical fall.
The signature golf course (opens summer 2005).
Tamarack will occupy a pivotal position between two great landscape features: the timbered mountains which descend to the Village, and the wide plain of Lake Cascade which opens to the silhouette of the mountains on the far horizon. The overall topography of the golf course site slopes gently down from its starting point at the Village. It moves across dry meadows and between large preserved wetlands. Greens have been placed against a backdrop of aspens on the Lake side and between stands of mature Ponderosa pines on the Mountain side.
What are some of the distinguishing
features of the course?
-Average green size = 7,000 square feet
-Average slope gradient = Less than 3%
- Course has approximately 90 bunkers spread over 18 holes,
several significant water features & wetlands, tree-lined
fairways, spacious greens and five par
-Championship Yardage = 7,340
-Tee 2 = 6,860
-Tee 3 = 6,275
-Forward = 5,400
Tamarack has already opened the first amenity of the resort: the Nordic
Course. The course at Tamarack offers 28 kilometers of machine groomed trails including 7 kilometers of "dog-friendly" trails. The trail system features a wide variety of terrain, scenic viewpoints, open meadows and classic central Idaho forested sections.
The skiable mountain terrain at Tamarack will cover an area of 2,500 acres. Trail design offers a variety of terrain, from steep moguled runs to long cruising runs - from terrain parks and powder bowls at the upper mountain to the comfortable learning area at the mountain base. The topographic features of the mountain create rolling trails with short stretches of flat terrain followed by steeper pitches - a popular condition to a wide range of skier ability. A total of nine aerial lifts and five surface lifts are proposed at Tamarack to serve the over 600 acres of groomed trails and 1,100 acres of skiable terrain.
What are some of the features of the ski
-2,800 feet of continuous vertical drop spread over
approximately 700 skiable acres, including many open bowls
-500-foot Super Pipe
-10-acre Terrain Park
-Slope Difficulty = 18% green, 55% blue, 27% black
-Ski & Ride School is directed by Tim Wolfgram the former
ski school director at Deer Valley Resort for 20 years
-30K cross-country ski trail system, including dog-friendly
-10K snowshoe trail system
-Discovery Square, base of skier services, including ski &
snowboard rentals, restaurant and apres ski bar, retail
goods, day care, gourmet market & medical facility
Tamarack Resort opened its new Jump Park
September 18th with a demonstration event called the
"Tamarack Expressions Session," featuring five
of the nation's top mountain bike big air specialists
performing a wide array of aerial stunts, including back
There is a striking natural convergence at Tamarack of sweeping mountain, majestic forest, lush valley with natural wetlands and Lake Cascade. A multitude of lake activities exist and with a joint agreement established with Idaho Parks and the Bureau of Reclamation, the lake shore in front of the resort will be developed into public day use with trails and water activities.
Lake Cascade directly accessible from
Tamarack and is suitable for swimming, fishing and a variety
of boating activities. There are also numerous trails
already available, including IMBA signature mountain biking
trails and interpretive nature trails for hikers.
An extensive, multi-user trail system has been incorporated into the Tamarack master plan. Central to the trail network is a paved, multi-use trail that extends from the north village area to the southern extent of the property and is designed for roller-blading, casual biking and sleigh rides in winter. This main trail is complemented by a series of diverse unpaved trails for hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing. The trail network creates a pedestrian connection between all resort facilities as well as the lake shore and National Forest System land outside of the resort boundary. In addition to serving as an access corridor connection to the multitude of resort amenities, the trail system itself forms one of Tamarack’s strongest attractions. It will encourage pedestrian activity during all four seasons, which will enhance and reinforce the sense of community throughout the resort.
Snowmobile enthusiasts will have access to over 500 miles of established, groomed trails on National Forest Land in the back country of Tamarack. A garage on the mountain is being provided to snowmobilers so that they may store their sleds and avoid interference with non-motorized users.