Tamarack Resort to Open December 15th! Call Guest Services at 208-325-1000 to order your season pass and be the first ski or board at North Americas newest all-season resort!
Location: Council Mountain Range near Donnelly, Idaho
Base Elevation: 4,900 feet
Summit Elevation: 7,700 feet
Vertical Rise: 2,800 feet
Downhill Terrain: Advanced 27%, Intermediate 55%, Beginner 18%
2004/2005 Total Skiable Area: 700 acres
Full Build-out Skiable Area: 1,100 acres
Total Ski Terrain: 2,300 acres
Super Pipe: 500 feet long
Terrain Park: Over a 10-acre area
2004/2005 Number of Runs: 25
Full Build-out Number of Runs: 60
Longest Run: 4 miles
2004/2005 Total Lifts: 5
Hi-speed Detachable Quads: 2
Fixed Grip Quad: 1
Surface Lifts: 2
Full Build-out Lifts: 11
2004/2005 Season - Mountain Opens December 15th
Hours of Operation: 9am 4:00pm
Average snow depth at base: 6 feet
Average winter temperature (January): 20.5F
Mountain Orientation: East-facing
Average annual sunny days: 298
In the winter of 2004-2005, Tamarack Resort will be the first major ski area to open in North America in over 20 years. In December 2004, Tamarack will open its alpine slopes with five lifts running, including two quad chairlifts, the Tamarack Express and Summit Express. Tamarack will offer the following activities to offer a relatively even mix of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain:
*Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing: In the winter of 2003-2004, Tamarack Resort expanded its cross-country trail system to 30 kilometers of groomed trails. Also available at Tamarack are about 10K of snowshoe trails. The Tamarack Nordic Center is open seven days a week offering rentals, lessons and guided trips for both programs.
*Snow Cat Skiing: Tamarack will offer deluxe snow cat skiing trips on state and federal land, immediately adjacent to the resort. Snow cat trips feature top-notch ski guides, an avalanche orientation, avalanche beacons, a deluxe lunch from the Trailhead Caf, Northern Rockies-brand of light powder snow and as much vertical feet that groups can collectively muster.
*Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding: Tamaracks alpine skiing and snowboarding operations will be based out of our Pioneer Village at the base of the Tamarack Express chairlift. In the village, skiers can take a break at lunchtime for a meal in the cafeteria or restaurant, shop for new ski apparel in retail shops or sign up for a lesson at our ski school.
*Terrain Park and Half Pipe: Snowboarders and freeriding skiers can sample Tamaracks new terrain park and half pipe. Riders can test their mettle at the terrain park, which will feature a mixture of rails, obstacles and trick features.