The Tamarack Municipal Association (“TMA”) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Levi Johnson will be the new TMA Community Manager. Many of you may know Levi from his work with the Benefited Units at the TMA or even back to 2005 when he first worked for the resort as the Ski Patrol Training Manager or as the Marina Manager for the original Lake Cascade waterfront operation. Levi had an on-going role at Tamarack from 2005 to 2014 and then rejoined the TMA in 2015 as the BU Manager and has an in-depth knowledge of the TMA, homeowner issues, and the overall resort community. Levi has also been the Guest Services Manager at the Shore Lodge in McCall where he worked with detailed budgets, as the manager of the Whitetail Club member services, and oversaw the fleet of vehicles and vessels at the lodge and marina. Levi lives in Donnelly and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Recreation from Western State Colorado University, with an emphasis on ski and resort management. This unique blend of past experience at Tamarack, demonstrated leadership, communication skills and proactive attention to detail makes Levi an outstanding selection for the role of TMA Community Manager. Levi will start in this new role when he returns from vacation on April 21st and will be reporting to David Hill, the President of the TMA Board of Directors.

The recruiting process was led by Bev Hellman, Jan Lochtenberg, and Brad Larsen of the TMA Board of Directors and included job postings in over 7 recruiting job sites and publications. The Board received over 15 potential applicants for the position of Community Manager. The interview process included preliminary phone screenings and then in-person interviews with the top candidates. While there were some excellent candidates for the Community Manager position, the board feels confident that Levi will be highly successful in fulfilling the responsibilities of this new position at the TMA.

The Board also wants to recognize the outstanding role that Jan West has played during this interim period since Tim’s departure. Jan has been highly responsive to homeowners and the Board, a stabilizing on-site presence, full of insights and recommendations, and a true professional in her role. Jan will stay on in her Interim role until April 28th, to provide a one-week transition period with Levi, and then will return to her regular position as Security Manager. Mariana Ishida of Replay Resorts has also been fulfilling an interim role of overseeing the finance and administration of the TMA and has done an exceptional job in the transition to the third-party accounting company, DSI; staff transitions; internal communication; and a myriad of other day-to-day tasks required of the TMA. Mariana will be on-site on April 21st to facilitate the on-boarding of Levi in his new role.

Please join the Board in thanking both Jan West and Mariana Ishida for their tremendous help during this interim period and in welcoming Levi Johnson to his new role as Community Manager.

We look forward to this new era at the TMA under Levi’s leadership in our on-going efforts to provide greater transparency, services and value to the Tamarack homeowners.

Tamarack Municipal Association
Board of Directors

It’s another strong quarter for Tamarack Realty with 9 transactions so far, with the opportunity for a few more if the counter offers get accepted.

All properties can be found within the website, but here’s a quick look:

  1. 9 Veil Cave Ct – pending homesite
  2. 92 Golden Bar Ct – SOLD 3BR townhome
  3. 106 Golden Bar Ct – pending 3BR townhome
  4. 631 Woodlands – SOLD home in McCall (listing brokerage)
  5. 116 Golden Bar Ct – SOLD ski homesite
  6. 25 Haystack Ct – SOLD ski homesite
  7. 3 Golden Bench Ct – Pending 2 BR townhome
  8. 125 Golden Bar Ct – SOLD slope side cottage
  9. 319 Main St – Pending business in Donnelly aka  Buffalo Gal

Stay tuned for some possible pending properties to add to the list.  The market has continued remain strong with prices increasing on each property type.  The values are still far from their original prices and many are still under build cost + lot value.  Tamarack Resort continues to claw it’s way from the severe distressed values it saw from 2009-2014 but it’s on the right track.  With interest rates low and exciting things still to come on the horizon for Tamarack Resort, it’s a great time to get in.  Tamarack Realty is here to help your home buying process.  From finding the perfect property, through negotiating the terms and conditions, working through contingencies and the escrow process, and finally welcoming you to the TamFam, no one works harder, has more knowledge, nor has the connections or passion than Tamarack Realty.  Call, email or stop in the office for more information.

Come check out our newest listings in Tamarack Resort this Saturday from 2-5pm.  Start at the Tamarack Realty office to pick up a map of the tour, located at 850 Village Drive in Discovery Square.  See you there!


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Check out this recent article from which ranked Boise, ID as #6 in the nation for best places to live.  Located just 90 miles south of Tamarack Resort, this city is in the middle another boom.  Ready why in the link below.

Real Estate News – Boise, ID

Here are the first two paragraphs from the article:

Boise is a recreationalist’s paradise. If you value the outdoors and time spent among rivers, mountains, canyons, deserts and lakes – and all the activities encapsulated therein – it’s worth a serious look.

Downtown Boise is booming. New construction is all over the area. The Zions Bank building, completed in 2014, is the tallest building in the state and sits at its center. Locally sourced food and drink dominate the summer patio scene. Boise’s residents may spend their days enjoying nature, but they fill their evenings dining on locally sourced cuisine, enjoying an opera performance and sipping delicious cocktails.

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.

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