Monthly Archives: February 2016

Kristen Grove – mother, adventurer & nationally recognized style blogger visited Tamarack Resort a few weeks ago.  I was fortunate to be able to tour her around some our beautiful custom homes.  Here’s a post on her trip and one of the homes she fell in love with!   She calls it a “modern masterpiece” and  I couldn’t agree more.  Click on the link and enjoy her post:  Modern Cabin in Tamarack



Tamarack Resort’s General Manager, Brad Larsen, sneaks in a few sentences in this news piece from Fox News 9 confirming the lifts will be running once again this summer.   The IMBA put in Tamarack’s downhill course in 2006 and it is still the favored downhill area from Boise to McCall.  From easy “green” runs to the challenging “double black diamond” trails, Tamarack offers something for everyone, including the cross country trails through Foothills Park.

More updates on 2/22/16:  Tamarack is excited to announce some improvements for its Bike Park for summer 2016.  For the first time since 2007, Tamarack Resort will offer lift service to bikers, which means you won’t have to pedal up 1,700 vertical feet to experience all the incredible terrain we have to offer! Additionally, we will be refurbishing multiple trails in our already expansive trail system, as well as adding new man-made features. The bike park is projected to open on Saturday, June 25th, and will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through September 4th.
A full season pass for unlimited downhill mountain biking will cost $99 plus tax if purchased before Monday, June 20th. On June 21st, pass rates will increase to $129 plus tax. Both downhill and cross country mountain bikes will be available for rent in the Sports Dome, which is located at the base area of the resort.

Check out the clip here:  Fox News 9

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Rare slopeside 3BR townhome now available. This 1640 SF home offers ski in/ski out access on the Lower Encore Ski Run next to the Tamarack Express Chairlift. Enjoy the coveted afternoon and evening sun onto the covered balcony of this unit, as you relax after a day on the slopes gazing at the beautiful mountain views. Walk right onto the main level from the attached garage, opening into the living room, kitchen and dining areas. Featuring two guest rooms adjoined by a bathroom, on the lower level with direct access to the patio and hot tub. The master suite is on the upper floor with views of the ski slopes and mountain. The home comes completely furnished showcasing granite counters, alderwood cabinetry, slate and wood floors, wood burning FP, vaulted ceilings and large windows.

Virtual Tour and more information:   65 Golden Bar



Tamarack Municipal Association
February 17, 2016

Dear Homeowners,
Since Tim Flaherty announced to the TMA Board of Directors that he would be resigning his position as the Executive Director of the TMA, the Board has been diligently working on solutions for both interim, and long-term management alternatives to fill the Executive Director’s role. The goal is to keep the TMA on a stable course and to develop solutions that are in keeping with the economic interests of the Homeowners.

On January 14, 2016, the TMA Board of Directors announced an interim solution that included expanded roles for Jan West, the current TMA Security Manager, and Mariana Ishida of Replay Resorts. This will allow the Board the necessary time to analyze in-depth long-term management alternatives. Jan will continue in her role as Security Manager and will also oversee the day-to-day operations at the TMA; including roadways, BU services, and engineering. Mariana, who is currently serving on the Board as Treasurer, will oversee the administrative functions at the TMA and other contractual obligations. This interim period is expected to last anywhere from 45 days to 3 months.

While Jan and Mariana fill the interim gap created by Tim Flaherty’s departure, the board is actively investigating different approaches for the longer term solution. Regardless of the option selected, the TMA Board is committed to providing on-going leadership and executive oversight to ensure that the functions of the TMA are being performed in a highly competent and transparent manner.

We invite you to read up on your Benefited Unit and security teams, as well as a legal update. We also invite you to visit the Association’s website at and check for updates and information.

Jan West can be reached at (208) 325-1066 or via email at; Mariana Ishida can be reached at (970) 819-1866 or via email at

From the BU Team:
What have you been doing all winter? We have been busy playing in the snow! We remove snow for the benefited unit neighborhoods, then we remove snow at home and when we get all of our work done…. We go find those hidden patches of fresh powder on the mountain!

To break it down into more detail, we have been removing snow from the driveways, walkways and neighborhood roads along with actively mitigating ice dams. We also ensure that the propane tanks, electrical boxes and fire hydrants in the BU are accessible at all times. Our tool kit is comprised of a minimum of three pairs of gloves, shovels, walk-behind snow blowers, tractor snow blowers, skid steers and a pallet full of ice melt!

This winter has put your roof to the test. Ice dams have had the perfect climate to grow and cause problems. We highly recommend installing heat tape (or turning them on if already installed) if you had ice dams this year. Please reach out to Levi Johnson at (208) 325-1461 or if you would like additional information.

We would like to extend a big thank you to our valued homeowners for your continued support. As always please let us know if there is anything we can do for you! We greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Levi Johnson | Project Manager

From TMA Security:
Chris, Kelly & Bud are seasoned TMA Security Officers. Their goal is to actively participate and ensure that our homeowners, guest, and employees live and work in the most secure and safest environment possible. They typically respond to security issues and are also regularly directed to offer assistance for safety and fire related emergencies. They keep busy ‘un-stucking’ people out of snow banks; getting you back inside your home and/or car when those darn keys are left behind; and they are the ones giving you a jump should your car battery die. They are always ready to lend a hand. This crew can be reached at (208) 325-1066.

Legal Update – Bryant Lawsuit Settled
The TMA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Jeanne Bryant lawsuit against TMA was settled on Friday, January 22, 2016. Under the court-ordered process managed by Federal Magistrate Larry M. Boyle, the settlement was the result of a day-long mediation, which included Jan Lochtenberg and Louise Francesconi (who were authorized by the board to lead the settlement process), and TMA’s legal team, Stephen Lord and Jones and Swartz lawyers Bruce Jones and Joy Vega.

Ms. Bryant dismissed her remaining unjust enrichment claim against TMA, and TMA agreed to dismiss its claims against Bryant for unpaid TMA assessments and unjust enrichment. Each party agreed to bear its own legal fees and costs.

“We are thankful to Jan and Louise. Their time commitment – preparing for, traveling to and attending the mediation settlement conference – was invaluable in reaching this settlement. Their dedication and devotion to TMA continues to enhance the quality and status of TMA” said Board President David Hill.

The legal team of Stephen Lord, Bruce Jones and Joy Vega did an excellent job in defending TMA throughout the lawsuit, and they played a crucial role in helping TMA achieve a settlement agreement. The entire Board would like to express its gratitude for their involvement.

The settlement concludes a long and costly lawsuit against TMA and it now affords TMA the realization of savings in legal fees projected for 2016 and the ability to focus on its future. The settlement of this case should be seen as a positive event which lifts a cloud that has been hanging over TMA and the Resort for too long.

Take some turns in our fresh powered today on the mountain, relax in your private hot tub in one of our many ski in/ski out properties, then head over to 7 Devil’s for a Valentine’s Dinner:
Dinner service starts at 5PM – 9PM


Sea & Ranch

shrimp wrapped with apple wood smoked bacon paired with double R flat iron steak served with

loaded baked potato and vegetable medley


Shellfish Ragout

shrimp, scallops, mussels, and clams in a rich tomato ragout

served with white truffle cheddar & parmesan polenta


Stuffed Chicken Ricotta

breast of chicken breaded and stuffed with spinach and local feta cheese finished with light lemon caper

served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley


It’s all about LIFESTYLE from Boise to Tamarack Resort, Idaho!woman_runner_boise_idaho_photographer

By: John West
The vibrant city of Boise, Idaho continues to come out on top of many top lists taken for best areas to live and work in the nation and recently, we have done it again.

Men’s recently conducted a survey to find out what are the healthiest cities in the U.S. for guys. Here are their findings:
The 10 Best
1. Boise, Idaho
2. San Jose, Calif.
3. San Francisco
4. Plano, Texas
5. Seattle, WA
6. Burlington, Vt.
7. Austin, Texas
8. Salt Lake City
9. Madison, Wis.
10. Portland, Ore.
This list is no suprise to the residents that call the Treasure Valley home. One visit here and it is easy to see why Boise ranked so high on this list. Here is what had to say about Boise, Idaho:
“We arrived at Boise after a long journey measured not in miles traveled but in numbers crunched. All told, we delved into more than a dozen data sources in order to assemble city rankings in 38 different criteria, including everything from air quality to unemployment, cost of living to death rates. We factored in property crime and criminally long commute times. We even took into account the ratio of single men to single women.
Back in the 1860s, a gold rush lured men from all over the country to the Boise Basin. Some struck it rich, but most simply struck out. Today most of the gold is gone, but in its place is something much more valuable: a rich vein of health, happiness, and fitness that the men of Boise, Idaho, are mining every day.”
This is just one of many areas that Boise ranked highly in. Here are several more that clearly show Boise Idaho is truly a special place:
Forbes Magazine gave Boise, Idaho the number two spot on their list for ‘Best Places To Raise a Family’ because of low crime rates and high school quality.
Boise was also recently ranked by the Brookings Institute, KPMG, and Forbes.
Brookings, a nonprofit public policy organization that specializes in research, named Boise, Idaho as one of the top 20 fastest recovering cities. The calculation was based on growth, employment and housing prices.
The entire state of Idaho is also getting some national love from the press. CNN Money just named Idaho as the friendliest state for small businesses.
KPMG studies business environments across the world. The company says in the Pacific U.S., Boise is the lowest-cost place to do business.
This is just a hint of what our major metropolitan areas which includes Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna & Caldwell-Idaho has to offer anyone considering moving here.

Tamarack Resort and Bogus Basin Recreation Area are pleased to announce a new deal to benefit season pass holders of both ski areas. Season pass holders will soon receive benefits that allow them to ski at the other resort. This will allow guests to experience the night skiing and local convenience of Bogus Basin, as well as the large-scale snowmaking operations and lodging opportunities of a destination resort like Tamarack.

As a part of this new deal, Bogus Basin season pass holders will receive 1 day of complimentary skiing at Tamarack Resort from opening day of the 2016-17 ski season through Jan. 8, 2017 (blackout dates include Dec. 27 through Jan. 1). Additionally, pass holders for Bogus will receive a few benefits sooner than next season, including free skiing for the last week of the 2015-16 season, which will be Mar. 21-27, 2016, as well as, 1 scenic ride lift ticket during summer operations at Tamarack. Tamarack Resort season pass holders will receive 2 complimentary tickets for night skiing at Bogus Basin for the 2016/17 ski season.

“This is a great value added benefit for season pass holders from both areas,” said Brad Wilson, General Manager of Bogus Basin. “We are pleased to collaborate with Tamarack in a way that provides skiers and riders from both areas the opportunity to explore something new and different.”

“We’re excited to team up with Bogus Basin on this reciprocal season pass deal. We believe that both ski areas offer different incentives to skiers and riders. Our guests will get a chance to experience night skiing which is a one-of-kind experience at Bogus Basin. And, Bogus Basin pass holders will get a chance to ski Tamarack, one of America’s newest ski resorts.” said Brad Larsen, General Manager of Tamarack Resort.

For additional information about Tamarack Resort, please visit More information about Bogus Basin Recreation Area can be found at

004_Living RoomOne of the rarest finds in ANY ski resort is 442 Sugarloaf Place. This premier direct ski in/ski out luxury custom home sits above the main ski run, overlooking nearby Village Plaza with Lake Cascade and mountains in the background. This 5BR 5,200 SF home is newly furnished with many upgrades. Enjoy the supreme outdoor living space with multiple patios, hot tub, fire pit, and quick access to the USFS for snowmobiling and ATV’s. Featuring an expansive great room with floor to ceiling windows, wood burning FP , oak hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, master on main level, intimate theater room, 2 additional suites, a kid’s bunk room, and the 5th bedroom also with views.

Click here for more details and professional photos:  442 Sugarloaf Virtual Tour


The Total Deal of the Month.  Check out this vacant lot in Tamarack Resort (summer photo due to the tremendous amount of snow currently on this ski in/ski out homesite).


$59,000 list price

$15,000 in LIDs PAID OFF

$5,000 seller credit towards HOA dues

Current Annual taxes: $641.22

TOTAL CARRYING COSTS ON THIS LOT for a few years until you build:  $53 per month

Call Trish at 208-573-1489 before its gone!

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