Tamarack Resort Idaho

Tamarack is an Idaho gem, the four-season ski and golf development just above Lake Cascade started in 2004 (it’s still the U.S.’s newest ski resort – since Beaver Creek and Deer Valley debuted the 1980’s). Tamarack is located in western Idaho, just 20 minutes from the vibrant lakeside town of McCall and skiing at Brundage. Tamarack offers 1,385 acres of slopes served by five lifts, with 57 trails plus glades, on a long and satisfying 2,800′ vertical drop. Tamarack started strong in 2004 then went through some hard times and bankruptcy from 2009 to 2014, with limited operation. In recent years they have emerged stronger than ever with new management and an infusion of $150 million in capital, in part by homeowners – they call themselves the TamFam.

Tamarack is creating a pedestrian alpine Village with skiing and golf on a Robert Trent Jones Jr course, homes, condos, and a 4-star hotel coming soon. All located just above Lake Cascade with 100 miles of shore access.

Tamarack’s ski terrain is extremely pleasant from the 7,700′ summit, very family-friendly. Tamarack has a few terrain parks, well-groomed trails, many with views of the Lakes.

Tamarack’s eastern exposure makes the slopes sunny, with spectacular views of the largest mountain wilderness in the lower 48, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Tamarack is perfect for skiing families. The terrain is never too steep, but has fun pitches, dips, rolls and knolls as you descend toward the beautiful Lake Cascade. Take your pick from perfectly groomed runs like Bliss and Serenity, or get in the glades (kids love to ski glades) in Mystery Glades. And that’s just what’s on the trail map.

Tamarack has plenty of backcountry, 5,054 acres, if you are willing to head out to Wildwood, Grouse Bowl or Banana Bowl.

Tamarack Resort is all-independent, with passionate homeowners and locals, the TamFam. Tamarack’s master plan includes up to 2300 units and a Village plaza. Tamarack could turn out to be one of the best designed ski resorts with a modern ski village and highly scenic skiing, on a 3,500-acre compound, just 90 minutes north of Boise.

While you are in this beautiful part of Idaho, skiers might also visit nearby Brundage and check out the elegant and historic Shore Lodge in McCall as well.

Tamarack Ski Stats:
Elevation 7,700′, Vertical 2,800′
1,385 Ski Acres
5 Lifts including 2 High Speed Quads, 57 trails