Wildwood Express – Tamarack, ID

This high speed quad chair was installed in 2019, 14 years after a Doppelmayr CTEC detachable quad which lasted only a few years.
View down near the summit.
Breakover towers next to the top terminal.
The old terminals were UNI-GS models while the new ones are UNI-G.
The operator houses and foundations were reused from the previous lift.
Side view of the drive terminal.
Towers 17 and 18.
Another view of the upper station.
Closeup of the drive terminal.
Looking down at tower 16.
Middle part of the lift line.
This trail pod is very remote and separated from the rest of the mountain.
Towers near the summit.
Upper lift line.
The capacity is lower on the new version than the original due to wider chair spacing.
Middle lift line.
Tower 7.
Looking up near the bottom terminal.
Lower station with 90 degree loading.
Loading area and reused lift shack.
View up at tower 1.
Tower 3.
A Doppelmayr EJ chair.
Arriving at the top station.
The Wildwood line seen from the town of Donnely.

10 thoughts on “Wildwood Express – Tamarack, ID

  1. Donald Reif January 3, 2020 / 11:03 am

    That’s a rather sharp blue color.


  2. Donald Reif January 4, 2020 / 6:38 pm

    For comparisons showing how the old lift looked compared to the new one.





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  3. Nathan September 13, 2020 / 9:10 am

    The pictures have almost no one on the lift? Is that typical? Not sure if this would be a great place to visit with low crowds or if it’s at risk of going under again due to those low crowds.


    • Donald Reif September 13, 2020 / 11:50 am

      I assume these were taken on a weekday.


    • Andy September 13, 2020 / 11:57 am

      I think you will find that Peter likes to take photos while lifts are empty or low numbers, so that he does not need to worry about photo rights and getting signoffs from people in the photos. just my best guess. Have a look and other photos at other resorts. Same empty lifts. This is the trend I see anyway.

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    • Greg October 5, 2020 / 2:58 pm

      Nathan, it’s almost always empty. It gets a little crowded on holidays, but nothing I would worry about. We were there for closing weekend last week for mtn biking and while the parking lot seemed busy, there were still no crowds anywhere. If you’re coming out to ski, I would pick up the Indy Pass as Tamarack’s neighbor Brundage is also on it… 2 days at each for $199 is a bargain. Plus, with the village finally coming on-line, this place will only get busier at build out.


  4. ne_skier October 16, 2020 / 9:00 am

    What was the purpose of this replacement?


    • Sam Altavilla October 16, 2020 / 9:12 am

      The original lift was practically repossessed if I remember correctly because the resort failed to make payments to the bank after they took out a loan.


  5. wolf January 21, 2021 / 2:49 pm

    The old one went to Brian Head, UT.


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