Summit Express – Tamarack, ID

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Looking down the first part of the line.
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Top drive terminal.
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Another view of the top.
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Looking down the line.
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Lower lift line.
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Leitner-Poma Omega terminal.
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The entire line.
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Bottom return station.
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Bottom with maintenance rail.
The lower terminal in a new paint scheme.
Side view of the bottom station.
Middle part of the lift line.

12 thoughts on “Summit Express – Tamarack, ID

  1. Paul February 7, 2021 / 9:55 am

    All the trees to the left of the lift are now burnt to a crisp.

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    • Donald Reif February 7, 2021 / 2:00 pm

      Were they burned or just killed by pine Beetle infestation?

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      • Paul February 7, 2021 / 6:40 pm

        Burned. Wildfire. The mid-mountain lodge is also roasted.

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    • Ryan Murphy February 8, 2021 / 12:40 am

      Skier’s left or looker’s left?

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      • Paul February 11, 2021 / 3:14 pm

        To the right riding up.

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  2. wolf March 6, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    That’s not good. They were about to open that lodge and then people would not have to eat in the tents. That would be nice. Sad.

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    • skier72 March 6, 2021 / 4:04 pm

      I don’t think so though. If you look at this video of the Tamarack Express on Feb. 14, 2021, from 8:22 to 8:45, the mid-mountain lodge looks just fine.

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    • 208 Skier February 19, 2022 / 11:55 am

      The lodge, which is at the top of Tamarack Express, is still standing and was not damaged by the fire. However, it remains in limbo. The exterior was built awhile ago, but the inside of the building remains largely unfinished and I’m not sure when they plan to complete it (there was a sign announcing its opening in 2007 laying next to it). There is plastic protective film covering the windows that has started to peel off, which looks pretty unsightly. My guess is they will finish it after all the Village condos are complete… so maybe next season, but that’s probably optimistic.

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      • Mike B February 19, 2022 / 12:13 pm

        I thought Scott Turlington mentioned that there was a restaurant open in the mid-mountain lodge during his recent podcast with The Storm.

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        • 208 Skier March 3, 2022 / 10:49 pm

          There is a restaurant across the trail from the lodge, but it’s in a temporary yurt-like structure, similar to what used to be at the base.

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  3. wolf March 14, 2021 / 12:47 pm

    That was before I went there. That will be yet another dining option (they have opened some of the village already). You are right it looks fine.

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