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Tamarack Resort: Skiing at its Best!


Located in the northwestern section of the United States is Tamarack Resort. It is open year-round and provides various opportunities for you to have fun in every season while experiencing and soaking in all that nature has to offer. Tamarack Resort is encompassed by the Long Valley in Idaho’s central west region. Further, there is also a certain Cascade Reservoir on whose west shore is the resort and also there is Donnelly whose southwestern edges interact with that of the resort in the Valley County region. The closest large city happens to be Boise which is about 90 miles or 145 kilometers away.

Tamarack Resort had to go through numerous ups and downs over the years but today operates with a rekindled spirit. It remains dedicated to skiing and sports enthusiasts of all kinds. People have been coming here each year to experiment and relive the beauty of the Tamarack Mountain.

Lodging


Tamarack Statistics


Base Elevation: 7700 feet

Summit Elevation: 9920 feet

Vertical Drop: 2800 feet



Tamarack Resortis well equipped to offer numerous options to its customers when it comes to lodging. There is a lodge at the Osprey Meadows, there are also cottages, chalets, townhomes and estate homes in the wide array of possible stay in options. The best part about all of them is that they are located right on the mountain itself. So, there is an added advantage of a serene environment  which will always welcome you.

For further details you should read below:

The Lodge at Osprey Meadows:

Alongside Idaho’s West Central Mountains, you will find the Lodge neatly cosying up to the alpine forested area. The base area of the resort is just about a few minutes away. When it comes to the interiors of the resort you sure are in for a surprise. There is a certain charm which the rooms here carry be it in terms of furnishings, usage of wrought iron, native stones and wooden beams. Designs of the rooms are with regards to the latest in the mountain resort design and at all times complement the grandiose of the outdoors. Now, irrespective of the room unit each of them complementarily receives – 2 Tamarack Passports during each of the nights. This is more so a new feature which is going, to begin with the 2016 season. Well, the next question is – what do these passports get you? With the Tamarack Passport, you are eligible for –

  • One overnight hot wax sessionNow, this can either be availed by a pair of skiers or then you can get a snowboard instead. You will be picked up after 8 am for the Sports Dome and then dropped off at 5 pm.
  • One scenic lift ride. This will be a trip up the mountain. The pickup spot is the Sports Dome. Sadly, no skiers or snowboarders are allowed.
  • One snowshoe rental. You can pick them up at the front desk of the Lodge.
  • One Nordic Trail pass. The pickup can either be the front desk of the Lodge or the Sports Dome. It is also important to note that the renal gears are limited in quantity and thus are made available on a first come and first serve basis. You can enquire about their availability first at the front desk and then go on making plans.

Features of the Property


o    Hotel rooms: They have been designed keeping in mind 2 to 4 occupancies. Therefore, there will either be one king-sized bed or two queen sized beds in the rooms. The bathrooms are fully equipped.

o    Studios: They usually are meant for 2 to 4 guests and offer a single king sized bed. You will also find a sleeper sofa in the common area and additionally – a gas fireplace and kitchenette. Bathrooms are again fully equipped.

o    One Bedroom: Meant to occupy 2 to 4 guests, the one bedroom units offer a single king sized bed, a fully equipped bathroom, sleeper sofa in the living room along with a full kitchen with dining area, gas fireplace and also a balcony overlooking the magnificence of the mountain.

o    Two bedrooms: These units are meant to occupy 4 to 6 guests and their master bedrooms have a single king sized bed, the second bedroom can offer either a single king sized bed or 2 of the queen beds. There are 2 fully equipped bathrooms and the living rooms again have a sleeper sofa. The kitchens are fully functional and also have a dining area. Among the additional features include – a washer dryer, gas fireplace and a beautiful balcony.

o    Three bedroom Penthouses: These are really huge and can occupy as many as 6 to 8 guests. The master bedrooms have a single king bed and the second and third bedrooms can either be occupied with a single king or 2 queen sized beds. There are 3 large and fully equipped bathrooms. Its living area has a sleeper sofa and the kitchens are fully stocked along with a dining area. Additionally, you will be provided with a washer/dryer, a gas fireplace and a balcony.

The Cottages


The cottages are 1,250 square foot units with 2 master bedrooms, and 2 and a half baths. By all means, it is an ideal facility to nest in while having the amazing view of the mountain. You can get your entire family or come in a group of friends and will definitely feel like being at your own home. Cottages at Tamarack Resort are retrofitted with all the modern amenities and provide facilities of the highest quality. With each of these cottages you will also get access to a private outdoor hot tub and overlook all of this is the mountain, gently teasing you to come in and play.

  • Similar to the lodge, each of the rooms at the Cottage will provide you with 2 Tamarack Passports on a per night basis. The details of the Tamarack Passports are similar to that as mentioned earlier. The basics of the Passport are as follows: One overnight hot wax sessionNow, this can either be availed by a pair of skiers or then you can get a snowboard instead. You will be picked up after 8 am for the Sports Dome and then dropped off at 5 pm.
  • One scenic lift ride. This will be a trip up the mountain. The pickup spot is the Sports Dome. Sadly, no skiers or snowboarders are allowed.
  • One snowshoe rental. You can pick them up at the front desk of the Lodge.
  • One Nordic Trail pass. The pickup can either be the front desk of the Lodge or the Sports Dome. It is also important to note that the renal gears are limited in quantity and thus are made available on a first come and first serve basis. You can enquire about their availability first at the front desk and then go on making plans.

The two bedroom cottages carry the following features:

  • Occupancy: They are meant for 2 to 6 guests
  • Area: Each of these cottages are 1,250 square foot in area
  • Bedrooms: The master bedrooms have one king bed whereas the second bedroom can either be fitted with a single queen or two twin beds.
  • Baths: There are 2 large and a half bathroom
  • Living room: Each of the sleeping rooms is occupied with a sleeper sofa
  • Additional features: There will be a gas fireplace and a washer & dryer accompanied with each unit
  • Hot tub: You will find them outdoors and available with each unit

Townhomes:

The Tamarack Townhomes have been organized in a cluster form and can be found to be located along the Alpine trails and offer everything that is ideal for living in the mountains. Each of the room units is warm and carry natural finishes laden with modern amenities. All in all your stay here is bound to be perfect.

Beginning from December 2016 the guests at the Townhomes will also receive Tamarack Passports. Brief details of which can be found below:

  • One overnight hot wax sessionNow, this can either be availed by a pair of skiers or then you can get a snowboard instead. You will be picked up after 8 am for the Sports Dome and then dropped off at 5 pm.
  • One scenic lift ride. This will be a trip up the mountain. The pickup spot is the Sports Dome. Sadly, no skiers or snowboarders are allowed.
  • One snowshoe rental. You can pick them up at the front desk of the Lodge.
  • One Nordic Trail pass. The pickup can either be the front desk of the Lodge or the Sports Dome. It is also important to note that the renal gears are limited in quantity and thus are made available on a first come and first serve basis. You can enquire about their availability first at the front desk and then go on making plans.

Among the standard features that come with each of their units are:

  • A full kitchen and a dining area
  • Washer and dryer
  • A stone fireplace
  • Beautiful hardwood floors
  • One hot tub with each unit

Feature of the one bedroom units are:

  • Occupancies: They are meant to occupy 3 individuals
  • Area: Each unit has a 1,098 square foot area
  • Bedroom: There are a king bed and a sleeper sofa with each unit
  • Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms

Features of the 2 bedroom units are:

  • Occupancies: Each unit occupies 6 individuals
  • Area: Each unit has an area of 1,412 square feet
  • Bedrooms: There will be a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen sized sleeper sofa
  • Baths: There are 3 bathrooms in each unit

Features of the 3 bedroom units are:

  • Occupancy: They occupy 8 individuals
  • Area: Each unit has an area of 1,926 square feet
  • Bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king bed whereas the other two can either have a queen bed each or two each of twin bed sets and finally there will be a queen sized sleeper.
  • Baths: There are 3 bathrooms

Chalets:

The Chalets are located amidst towering alpine trees and in the shadowing mountain of Tamarack. They have a specific kind of feel which implies great comfort and serenity. Your friends and family members are sure to have a great time here. When it comes to the furnishings of  the Chalets you will be taken by surprise just because of the number of amenities and customization options that are made available here. Typically there are 3 to 4 bedroom options available and they range between 1,800 and 3,100 square feet. These Chalets are good for sleeping as many as 8 individuals. Among the other features include hot tubs, fireplaces, wrap around decks and a detachable garage.

Beginning from December 2016 each of units receives 2 Tamarack Passports. The details of which are mentioned below:

  • One overnight hot wax sessionNow, this can either be availed by a pair of skiers or then you can get a snowboard instead. You will be picked up after 8 am for the Sports Dome and then dropped off at 5 pm.
  • One scenic lift ride. This will be a trip up the mountain. The pickup spot is the Sports Dome. Sadly, no skiers or snowboarders are allowed.
  • One snowshoe rental. You can pick them up at the front desk of the Lodge.
  • One Nordic Trail pass. The pickup can either be the front desk of the Lodge or the Sports Dome. It is also important to note that the renal gears are limited in quantity and thus are made available on a first come and first serve basis. You can enquire about their availability first at the front desk and then go on making plans.

Details of the 3 bedroom chalets are as follows:

  • Occupancy: They are good for 6 to 8 individuals
  • Area: 1,800 to 2,400 square feet
  • Bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king bed and the second and the third bedrooms can have either a queen bed or 2 twin beds each.
  • Bathrooms: There are 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeper sofa: Availability of a sleeper sofa is dependent on demand and availability
  • Other features: Each unit comes with a wood burning fireplace, a hot tub and a washer & dryer.

Details of the 4 bedroom chalet are as follows:

  • Occupancy: They are good for 10 to 12 individuals
  • Area: They vary between 2,800 and 3,100 square feet in area
  • Bedrooms: There are 2 master bedrooms each having a king beds and the other two can either have a queen or two twin beds each.
  • Bathrooms: There are 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeper Sofa: Each unit comes with one sleeper sofa located in the living room
  • Other features: One wood bringing fireplace, a hot tub, and a washer & dryer.

Custom Chalets and Estate Homes

Each of these units are meant for large sized gatherings. There are some of the most fantastically unique Estate Homes that you will find anywhere in the world. The units in this category vary between 2,800 and 7,800 square feet area. It is an ideal stay in option if you are looking for facilities such as spaces to organize small meetings, weddings, general social gatherings or a special dinner party. Among the unique features (limited to just a few of the units) are gourmet kitchens, media rooms and an amazing outdoor space – equipped with hot tubs and fireplaces. Each of them, in any case, have 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

Beginning from December 2016 each of units receives 2 Tamarack Passports. The details of which are mentioned below:

  • One overnight hot wax sessionNow, this can either be availed by a pair of skiers or then you can get a snowboard instead. You will be picked up after 8 am for the Sports Dome and then dropped off at 5 pm.
  • One scenic lift ride. This will be a trip up the mountain. The pickup spot is the Sports Dome. Sadly, no skiers or snowboarders are allowed.
  • One snowshoe rental. You can pick them up at the front desk of the Lodge.
  • One Nordic Trail pass. The pickup can either be the front desk of the Lodge or the Sports Dome. It is also important to note that the renal gears are limited in quantity and thus are made available on a first come and first serve basis. You can enquire about their availability first at the front desk and then go on making plans.

Features of the Estate Homes are as follows:

  • Occupancy: Each of them occupies individuals numbering between 10 and 16
  • Area: The area of these homes varies between 2,800 and 7,800 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3 to 6
  • Bathrooms: 3 to 6

Local Hotels


These local hotels are located in the neighboring town of McCall, Donnelly and Cascade. Each of them provides with great alternate residential spaces. The rooms are anything but typical units – you will find them to be retrofitted with all the modern amenities.

Additional information:

The resort can be classified as an alpine resort with Nordic trails meant for skiing and snowshoeing. Its slopes are east facing due to which there is a cosndeerable amount of the wind and the maximum amount of snow retention. The terrain at Tamarack Resort is diverse and includes glades, steeps, cornices and cruisers.

  • Tamarack Resort requires its skiers to maintain a responsibility code at all times. Details of which can be found below:
  • Always ski in control and in a such a manner that you can stop or avoid other skiers or objects
  • When skiing downhill or overtaking another skier, it is the uphill skier’s responsibility to avoid the skier below them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible to others on the mountain.
  • When entering a trail or starting downhill, yield to other skiers.
  • All skiers shall use devices to help prevent runaway gear.
  • You shall keep off closed trails and posted areas and observe all posted signs.
  • You must have the knowledge and ability to use lift properly while loading, riding and unloading

Tickets

The resort and its lifts operate on a daily basis during the season. Now comes the question of tickets and passes. Tamarack offers exclusive passes which allow the users to have varied kinds of accesses depending upon their will entirely. Now only that if you opt for a seasonal pass you will save a tonne of money and in turn have a great time.

The ticketing system can be further understood in the following manner:

  • Season passes: They can be your ultimate fun tool. On an average, a complete family pass will cost you $1,549. Also, there are special deals available for college students, senior citizens and military personnels.
  • Express Cards: These can be the most useful for those people who plan to stay at the resort for 4 or fewer days.
  • Lift Tickets: For a full day’s tour – lift ticket prices vary between $69 (for a regular adult0 and $30 (juniors between the ages of 7 and 11). Military officers have to pay $59 and seniors pay $44. For the discovery area along you will have to pay $25.
  • Nordic Center: A family passes costs $150 and a day pass costs as low as $9. Rentals for the Nordic area will cost you anywhere between $14 and $23. If you pre-book your tickets then you can save a bit too.

There is also a Sports School at the resort which will assist you in developing your skills. No matter what your skill level is, it is always helpful to brush up your skills once before you head into the snow. This institution has a dedicated kids program, it will also provide you with Private Lessons, Multiweek Lesson programs and various packages for your needs

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