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The Frank Church Wilderness, largest in the lower 48 states, opens eastward from the very doorstep of Tamarack. A varied guide and outfitters community offers a variety of amenities such as rafting, world-class kayaking and multi-day hikes in the best of class. The Salmon and Payette Rivers offer some of the best fishing in the country. Hunting is diverse and particularly well managed thanks to the great expanse of lands. Access to the wilderness is conveniently available from McCall by air. Tamarack acts as a trailhead into this exceptional Wilderness allowing guests to alternate between resort recreation and true discovery with the Club. Activities directly available at the resort will be alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snow mobiling, golfing, biking, hiking, lake kayaking, sailing, fishing, water skiing and tennis.


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Area recreation....

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?

-Par 72

-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

-5 holes

-Championship Yardage = 7,340

-Tee 2 = 6,860

-Tee 3 = 6,275

-Forward = 5,400


Nordic Skiing

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. 

Alpine Skiing

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 resort?

-2,800 feet of continuous vertical drop spread over approximately 700 skiable acres, including many open bowls and glades

-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 trails

-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

Jump Park

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 flips.

The Lake

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.

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Chris Berry © 2003




What's to Offer:

How about the historic mining town of Warren Idaho, the fourth township to be settled in Idaho. 

Burgdorf another mining community that still survives today as a natural hot springs resort.

Great skiing.

Some of the best snowmobiling in the West. 

The world class fishing of Riggins Idaho.

McCall Idaho, the home of the Winter Carnival.

Trophy fishing in some of the most amazing high mountain lakes in Idaho.

Great camping and boating.

And so much more