Tamarack Resort

View from the summit of West Mountain at Tamarack Resort
View from the summit of West Mountain at Tamarack Resort

Tamarack is an all-new, all-season destination resort nestled in the heart of the beautiful Long Valley above Lake Cascade. The two terrain parks are well-rated and there's about 30 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails around the base of the mountain.

Tamarack Resort filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2008 but reopened in December 2010 with five of the seven chairlifts operating (the other two lifts are tied up in a Bank of America lawsuit). Operations were funded by the Tamarack Municipal Association. Apparently the 2010-2011 ski season went well because there are plans already in place to operate the ski slopes for the 2011-2012 season (season passes are on sale).

Osprey Meadows, Tamarack Resort's 18-hole signature golf course (designed by Robert Trent Jones II) is just southeast of the ski area base. It, too, was closed for a while in 2009 but reopened on July 25, 2009, operated by Raven Golf Management Company of Boise.

Quick Facts about Tamarack Resort
Nearest City: Cascade, Idaho
GPS Coordinates: 44.674167, -116.121667
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Season: Late November to early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Thursday through Sunday and select holidays

Lifts: 7
* 3 high speed quads
* 2 quads
* 2 surface lifts
Base Elevation: 4,900 ft
Top Elevation: 7,700 ft
Vertical Rise: 2,800 ft
Skiable Terrain: 1,100 Acres
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Snowmaking: lower runs only
Night skiing: No
Number of Trails: 41
Trails Classifications:
Beginner: 15%
More Difficult: 56%
Most Difficult: 29%
Longest Run: 4 miles
Tamarack Resort, Cascade, Idaho
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