REPLAY RESORTS ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER AT TAMARACK RESORT, BRAD LARSEN

VANCOUVER, BC (April 21, 2015) – Replay Resorts announces Brad Larsen as new resort General Manager for Tamarack Resort in Idaho. Brad has held roles in ski resort leadership for more than a decade, and has a wealth of marketing and sales experience from prominent resorts throughout the United States. Most recently Brad was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Telluride Ski Resort, and previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. Brad’s background includes involvement with operations and lodging departments, including a post with Intrawest at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

“I’m both honored and excited to join the Replay Resorts team. Tamarack Resort has great potential to thrive as a winter and summer destination, and I truly believe this location has a bright future” said Brad Larsen.

Brad will relocate from Colorado to Idaho with his family, and is keen on being introduced to the communities surrounding Tamarack, and playing an integral role in the evolution of Tamarack Resort. In his role as resort General Manager, Brad is responsible for resort operations and real estate development and marketing.

“We are extremely pleased to have Brad join our team and believe that he will be a great asset to our efforts in leading the turnaround at Tamarack and a welcome addition to our team in Idaho” said David Hill, Managing Director of Replay Resorts.

Background

Last month, in March, New TR Acquisitions Co. LLC (NEWTRAC), the owner of Tamarack Resort, announced Replay Resorts would assume overall operational management for the resort, except for golf operations, effective May 1, 2015, replacing the Tamarack Municipal Association (TMA), the homeowners’ association that stepped in to manage day-to-day ski operations in 2010.

About Replay Resorts

Replay Resorts is a fully integrated destination development company headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. Canada with a presence in the Continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Replay’s team of strategists, planners, designers, builders and operators develop and operate authentic, enduring places that, because of their strong appeal, become must-visit destinations for guests and potential real estate purchasers alike. Working with visionary private equity firms, landowners, municipalities, other developers and families with legacy holdings, Replay creates places that the marketplace thinks of first and likes best, which in turn enhances the market

awareness and economics of the destination. Replay’s leadership team is comprised of the former founder and key senior executives of Intrawest where they built one of the resort industry’s greatest success stories. For more information visit www.replayresorts.com

About Tamarack Resort

Just two hours from Boise and a stone’s throw from McCall, Idaho, Tamarack Resort offers four fun seasons of recreational activities and lodging. In addition to skiing and its nationally ranked, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Osprey Meadows golf course, Tamarack offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. Its location in the heart of central Idaho also provides convenient access to boating on Lake Cascade and recreation on nearby rivers and in national forests. The resort is located near the town of Donnelly in Idaho’s Valley County. For more information visit www.tamarackidaho.com

11 Haystack Court – New TR Limited Release! This .25 acre Middlefork Villa lot has a 5,444 sf building envelope; ski lift access trail leading to Tamarack Express on both the northern and southern boundaries of this lot. Mountain views. This homesite offers the perfect location for your family vacation home with easy access to all that Tamarack has to offer. At a limited and special release price of $90,000, you cannot miss this opportunity. 11 Haystack Panorama

 

 

117 Golden Bar – Under construction.  2 BR Cottage in Trillium Neighborhood to be completed June 2015.  $369,900   117 GB

 

 

 

66 Clearwater – 3BR townhome in Clearwater Subdivision of Tamarack.  Furnished, hot tub, newly completed media room downstairs for 322 sf of more living space.  Available for $359,000.  Virtual Tour Link001_66 Clearwater

 

 

87 Tripod Ct – Homesite with existing foundation.  Over $300,000 of improvements on site.  Available for $299,900 87 Tripod1

Here are two great articles from the National Association of Realtors and Meyer Research on the numbers that just came out from the 2014 Vacation Home Market.  Tamarack Realty is seeing a similar trend starting off 2015 with a total of 16 transactions including sales and pendings totaling over $5MM.

Meyer Research:   VACATION HOME SALES SMASH RECORD IN 2014

NAR:   VACATION HOME SALES SOAR TO RECORD HIGH IN 2014 – NR

 

 

Congratulations to two new families in Tamarack Resort, both from the Treasure Valley in Idaho.    41 Twin Creek Ct is a 3BR/3.5 BA 2400 SF Bitterroot Chalet with a 2 car garage.    10 Staircase Ct is a 4BR/4BA 2800 SF Canoe Chalet with a wrap around covered deck and outdoor fireplace.   Welcome to the TamFam!001_Front

41 Twin Creek

Tamarack Municipal Association
March 25th
Replay Resorts Update

Town Meeting – Monday

Replay Resorts will assume overall operational management for the resort, except for golf operations, effective May 1, 2015. Replay will be bringing to Tamarack a new on-site General Manager, a new Controller, a year-round Director of Marketing and converting other key staff to full-time year-round status and intends to have the new team in place before the start of the summer. Replay’s management plan includes a transition period during April in which key TMA personnel will remain with TMA and key operations personnel and TVT staff will transition to Replay and start implementing an approved summer/fall/winter operation and real estate program of more than $1 million once completed. This is in addition to the over $2 million invested last year in a continued efforts to improve the experience related to those assets owned by New TRAC.

This year’s improvements program includes:

Real Estate Construction and Infrastructure

Approximately $500K investment to finish cottages and 3-bedroom townhomes in the Trillium neighborhood; over $300K in road, drainage, landscaping and hardscape infrastructure to finish this neighborhood and $100K to market and promote the new product, along with the resort and the strength of the real estate market at the resort.

Operations

An additional $450K in operations, on-mountain improvements and programming are slated for this year. Summer operations will include the zip line course; river rafting; mountain bike, kayak and SUP rentals; a full network of hiking and mountain bike trails and various events, such as a jazz concert on July 24th.

Replay is pursuing other summer recreational and waterfront opportunities, events, concerts, as well as re-opening the Sports Dome for summer operations and will provide updates as the plans solidify. Updates will also be posted on the Tamarack Resort website, social media channels, and to the resort email list. All homeowners are encouraged to subscribe to these official resort channels for on-going communication.

Less exciting but equally important, winter improvements include additional snowmaking on the lower mountain to help with (access and egress (less downloading!!); the replacement of aging and heavily used equipment, including the purchase of new ATVs, and a new ticketing / POS system.

Another very exciting announcement will be the creation of a tubing hill for those who are not snow boarders or skiers yet still seek a winter time thrill ride. Final location is to be reviewed with the State and we look forward to providing more details as they become available.

NewTRAC and the Replay team are committed to the success of Tamarack and look forward to working with the TMA and the homeowners to continually enhance resort operations and the guest/homeowner experience.

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Town Meeting for homeowners only:

TMA will be hosting a Town Meeting:

DATE: Monday, March 30th

LOCATION: TMA Main office / 311 Village Dr.

TIME: 3:00 p.m. MDT

This is a good opportunity to hear what’s going on at the resort. Several Board Directors will be present and will take questions towards the end of the meeting.

KTVB NEWS FEATURED TAMARACK ON MARCH 24th.  Check it out:  KTVB News Story

Congrats to three new homeowners this week in Tamarack Resort, all from the Treasure Valley!   Enjoy your new vacation homes and welcome to the community:

97 Golden Bar Ct

20 Rock Creek Ct

119 Golden Bar Ct

For Immediate Release

REPLAY RESORTS ASSUMES OPERATIONS AT TAMARACK RESORT

DONNELLY, ID (March 12, 2015) – New TR Acquisitions Co. LLC (NEWTRAC), the owner of Tamarack Resort, announced today that industry leader Replay Resorts will assume overall operational management for the resort, except for golf operations, effective May 1, 2015.

Replay, which was hired last year to provide oversight of the resort’s assets, will replace the Tamarack Municipal Association (TMA), the homeowners’ association that stepped in to manage day-to-day ski operations in 2010 as the resort went through and successfully exited bankruptcy proceedings.

“Our relationship with Replay Resorts has been an important part of the Tamarack’s resurgence,” said David Papiez, project manager for NEWTRAC. “It’s a logical next step to move from the homeowners’ association to professional ski resort management.”

He added, “You really have to hand it to the homeowners’ association for keeping the resort alive during some challenging times and making a lot of skiers happy in the process.”

Papiez said that encouraging progress is being made at the resort, including an upturn in season pass sales for the 2015-16 winter ski season and significantly higher demand for residential vacation real estate property at Tamarack.

“There’s a lot of excitement about the revival of Tamarack. The ski-in, ski-out residential properties we offer here are affordable, that that’s a rare gem in the ski resort world,” said Mariana Ishida of Replay Resorts. “We’re happy to add our team of professionals and world-class ski-resort expertise to Tamarack’s continuing success story.”

ABOUT TAMARACK RESORT

Just two hours from Boise and a stone’s throw from McCall, Idaho, Tamarack Resort offers four fun seasons of recreational activities and lodging. In addition to skiing and its nationally ranked, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Osprey Meadows golf course, Tamarack offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. Its location in the heart of central Idaho also provides convenient access to boating on Lake Cascade and recreation on nearby rivers and in national forests. The resort is located near the town of Donnelly in Idaho’s Valley County.

ABOUT REPLAY RESORTS
Replay Resorts is a fully integrated, destination development company operating in the U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Replay’s team of strategists, planners, designers, builders and operators develop and operate authentic and enduring places that become must-visit destinations for guests and potential real estate purchasers alike. Working with visionary private equity firms, landowners, municipalities, other developers and families with legacy holdings, Replay creates places that the marketplace thinks of first and likes best, which in turn enhances the market awareness and economics of the destination. Replay’s leadership team is comprised of the founders and former key senior executives of Intrawest, where they built one of the resort industry’s greatest success stories.

Contact

Trisha Sears

Tamarack Realty, Inc.

208.573.1489

Trisha@tamarackrealty.net

www.tamarackrealty.net

 

Michael Anderson

Tamarack Realty, Inc.

208.634.6821

Mike@tamarackrealty.net

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

DONNELLY, ID (March 10, 2015) – Tamarack Realty, Inc., a new, specialized resort real estate brokerage, has been formed to focus on marketing properties at Tamarack Resort.

Trisha Sears, who has been responsible for the majority of real estate transactions at Tamarack for the past eight years, will be general manager of the brokerage and oversee all sales activities. Sears is partnering in Tamarack Realty, Inc. with co-owners Beverly Anderson and Michael Anderson (designated broker).

“With Tamarack’s amenities and the ski-in, ski-out access, there’s really nothing else like it in the region, and precious few resort real estate opportunities like it—or as affordable—are available anywhere in the country,” said Sears.

“We look forward to working closely with the Tamarack Municipal Association and the owners and management of the resort to continue building a healthy real estate market as the local economy improves,” added Michael Anderson. “Toward that end, we plan to offer full cooperation with local and regional real estate offices by providing support, current information, and access to properties.”

Tamarack Resort is currently experiencing much higher demand for its vacation real estate with significantly improved home sales during the first quarter of 2015. And according to Tamarack Resort, season ski pass sales for next year, 2015-16, have also increased substantially.

“There is a lot of pent-up demand from people who have just been waiting for the good news at Tamarack to start again, and it’s definitely here,” said Sears. She added that new sales include residential townhomes, chalets, and vacant lots, with buyers coming primarily from Boise and the Treasure Valley.

Tamarack Realty will host an open house event within the next several weeks to welcome property owners and the real estate community to the new office, which is located in the resort at 850 Village Drive. It will provide full brokerage services including listing and sales of the developer’s inventory and privately owned homes and estate lots.

More information about Tamarack properties can be found on its real estate website.

ABOUT TAMARACK RESORT

Just two hours from Boise and a stone’s throw from McCall, Idaho, Tamarack Resort offers four fun seasons of recreational activities and lodging. In addition to skiing and its nationally ranked, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Osprey Meadows golf course, Tamarack offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. Its location in the heart of central Idaho also provides convenient access to boating on Lake Cascade and recreation on nearby rivers and in national forests. The resort is located near the town of Donnelly in Idaho’s Valley County.