Tamarack, ID

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9 thoughts on “Tamarack, ID

  1. Carson June 21, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Is Tamarack going bankrupt?


  2. Cameron Halmrast June 21, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Hard to say without knowing the skier visits. Brundage Resort just up the road had 156,000 for the 2015/16 season. I’m guessing that Tamarack probably saw a quarter of that number based on my experience skiing both Brundage and Tamarack. The home owners are what’s getting Tamarack afloat and if they don’t have enough to cover operational expenses, then it will more than likely shut down unless someone decides to step in and take over. The resort is located in the middle of no where and doesn’t have a reputation like Sun Valley. Therefore, to ski Tamarack with hardly any lodging or amenities compared to larger destination resorts, it would be a lack luster experience for most. Tamarack’s original objective was to be the next Deer Valley, Aspen, Vail, Sun Valley ski resort, but it didn’t have the charm, the experience, etc to even have families consider it.


  3. skier72 October 2, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    On Tamarack’s older trail maps, they had plans for 2 more detachables, (Canoe Express and Overlook Express) and one Fixed grip lift (Homestead Chair). Will Tamarack one day build these three lifts? It would be another great addition to Tamarack (baring another bankruptcy).

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  4. Utah Powder November 29, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    Why did Tamarack remove the first Wildwood Express?


    • Somebody November 29, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Taken from this 2015 blog post- https://liftblog.com/2015/04/18/another-lost-detachable-lift/

      “Tamarack’s Wildwood Express might have the most interesting backstory. It was built by Doppelmayr CTEC for $4 million in 2005 as part of Tamarack’s second batch of brand new lifts. It operated until Tamarack ran out of money and closed abruptly on March 5, 2009. Over three seasons, Wildwood accumulated less than 2,000 hours. Its sister lift, a fixed-grip quad called Buttercup, was built at the same time and both were financed through Bank of America. When Tamarack stopped making payments and the bank foreclosed on the lifts, the homeowner’s association purchased Buttercup for $400,000. But Bank of America wanted over $2 million for the Wildwood Express. The homeowner’s association estimated annual maintenance costs for the detachable would exceed $100,000 so they let it go. Bank of America hired Highlander Lift Services to remove it in 2012 (Ironically Doppelmayr hired the same guys to build it 7 years earlier.) The lift sat in an Idaho parking lot until last summer when Doppelmayr re-installed it at Brian Head in Utah.”


  5. wolf March 14, 2021 / 12:48 pm

    The gondola is getting built, and it looks like they will go bankrupt AGAIN doing it. Probably because they want it to have a mid-station, three detachables, and two FGTs.


  6. wolf March 14, 2021 / 12:51 pm

    I mean along with it. Does anyone know when this is happening?


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