Monthly Archives: August 2015

Join the Sports Dome staff for the inaugural  Tamarack Homeowner Winter Fit Night 

This is your opportunity to buy the newest equipment from Rossignol, Blizzard, Tecnica, and Marker Bindings. Learn about the benefits of custom boot fitting and equipment maintenance. Receive discounts on gear, tuning equipment and tunes from Sharper Edge. Last year’s demo equipment will also be on sale. All Home Owners that attend will receive a gift certificate for 50% off one full tune (expires March 27th 2016). Appetizers and refreshments will be provided!

Date: Sunday, September 6, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Tamarack Sports Dome

Schedule of Events
5:00pm – 5:15pm Meet and Greet
5:20pm – 7:00pm Tuning and Boot Fitting Clinic
7:00pm – 8:00pm Discussions and Ordering

Bring your skis/board and boots and WIN!
2 people will win a full tune
1 person will win a pair of foot beds
1 person will win a shell fit including boot punch

Receive Discounts on TUNES!
Leave skis and boots and receive a full tune and torque test for only $30 (regular cost $75).

Pre-Season Tune Card:
1 ASTM Binding Test
3 hot wax and edges
1 Full Tune
$130 Value for only $80

Retail Discounts:
Smart Wool Socks – 30% off instock inventory
Helly Hansen Apparel – 20% off pre-orders
Under Armour Apparel – 20% off pre-orders
Bolle: Googles, Sun Glasses, Helmets – 20% off pre-orders
Smith: Googles, Sun Glasses, Helmets – 20%off pre-orders

Tuning Supplies:
Winterstieger: 20% off pre-orders
Sun Valley Ski Tools: 20% off pre-orders

RSVP to Space is limited and is reserved for Tamarack Homeowners only.

Now Screening: 2015 Capital Improvement Video #2: Expert Terrain
Over the years, underbrush has overtaken some parts of the ski hill and this summer we have reclaimed what is ours! The Tam trail crew sharpened their saws and cleared brush from a few of your favorite trails that include Blaze, Pursuit, Staircase and Tango. This means better access for you and more duration on these challenging trails later in the season. Check out this latest video and stay tuned for next week’s announcement!   Check out the video:

Tamarack Resort Expanding Snowmaking This Summer
The Resort Is Adding 1,800 Feet of New Snowmaking Pipe On High Traffic Terrain

DONNELLY, ID (August 18, 2015) – When skiers hit the slopes at Tamarack Resort this winter, they’ll be skiing on the region’s most reliable snow due to an upgrade in the resort’s snowmaking system.

Tamarack Resort is the closest ski area to the Treasure Valley with snowmaking, and today the resort has announced the installation of 1,840 feet of new snowmaking pipe and five hydrant locations on the Waltz ski trail to make its snowmaking arsenal even larger.

The Waltz ski trail is important terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels, as it is a major egress route from the top of the popular Tamarack Express chairlift. In low snow years, like the winter of 2014-15, it is difficult to maintain good snow conditions on the Waltz ski trail due to the high amount of skier traffic on the trail. This snowmaking expansion will help ensure good snow coverage on the trail, even when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver natural snowfall.

“Our snowmaking capabilities help make Tamarack’s snow conditions more reliable than resorts without snowmaking,” said Brad Larsen, General Manager of Tamarack Resort. He continues, “This snowmaking expansion on Waltz will truly improve the ski experience for all of our guests for years to come.”

The resort used 8-inch fusion bonded epoxy coated pipe, which has a longer lifespan than just traditional uncoated steel pipe. Additionally, the resort installed 5 water hydrants on the pipe which is where snowmaking employees will access the water and place their snowmaking guns. The resort has a total of 14 snowmaking guns and a water pumping capacity of 1,150 gallons per minute.

Link to Capital Improvement Video Series: Episode #1

Tamarack Resort is a four season resort located in Donnelly, Idaho. Tamarack Resort is the Treasure Valley’s closes mountain resort with snowmaking, which makes the snow conditions more reliable, even when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver. During the summer, the resort is the home to mountain biking, hiking, rafting and watersports on Lake Cascade.

With 66 Clearwater now under contract, the Golden Bar properties in Trillium are the best priced 3BR homes in Tamarack Resort starting at $389,900. These newly finished mountain contemporary properties have great ski access to the Tamarack Express Chairlift, which is currently running all weekend for downhill mountain biking and scenic chairlift rides, and nice views of Discovery Square, where the Huckleberry Jam is killing it this weekend, and the future Village Plaza. Check out the photos in this virtual tour of 92 Golden Bar Court:  Virtual Tour

College students can get unlimited access to Tamarack for just $99.

DONNELLY, ID (August 11, 2015) – College students are well-known for living on a shoestring, and for those that ski or snowboard, Tamarack has a new way for them to get on the snow for less. Today, Tamarack Resort is unveiling its new $99 College Season Pass. For just $99, college students will have unlimited access to the mountain for the entire 2015-16 winter season, which means skiing 7 days-a-week from mid-December through late March.

The College Pass is an easy purchasing decision for anyone attending college. With a single day ticket costing $62 this winter, the College Pass is perfect for any college student who plans to ski or snowboard more than once this season. “This is the best college season pass deal in Idaho. If you are in college, and you ski or ride, then this product is a no brainer,” says Brad Larsen, General Manager at Tamarack Resort.

Along with the low price, the College Pass comes with some perks. Pass holders have three “Bring a Friend Fridays” where they can bring a friend to the mountain for just $25 per ticket. Plus, the season pass comes with discounts on retail and equipment rentals.

Tamarack’s College Pass is available to all college students, even those that attend part-time. The price will remain at $99 through Monday, November 16. After November 16, the price will increase to $299. The College Season pass can be purchased online at or by calling 208.325.1030 and requires valid college identification upon pick-up.

If you visit Tamarack Resort these days, you’ll see hammers flying, bulldozers at work, and the most construction the resort has seen since 2007!   In 2015, we have three brand new custom home build jobs under way, three re-models, and a magnificent slope side custom home in Whitewater set for near competition at the end of this year.     The Trillium Neighborhood just off the Tamarack Express Chairlift is nearing completion as well.  New TRAC has spent $2.7MM on this project, which includes finishing cottages and townhomes, building new retaining walls, repairing sewer lines, reconstructing the road, and finally adding hardscaping and landscaping.  Slated completion date is just after Labor Day Weekend.  Stay tuned for more custom homes coming soon as they are in the Design Review Process!  Check out the photos below of some of the new construction on Sugarloaf Place and two on Whitewater Drive.  The rendering photo is of the newly completed custom home also slope side at Tappan Falls Court.

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Congratulations to my buyers from Michigan on their accepted offer today on 24 Haystack Court.  This .6 AC estate homesite sits on a knoll with nice views of Lake Cascade, Village Plaza and the valley below.   Good access to the ski lift access trail and short hike to Discovery Square and the Waterfront Cabana.24 Haystack 1 24 Haystack 3

Please note that my lack of posts likely mean that its selling season and I’m out and about showing property!  Here’s a quick update on recent transactions, of which most of the property details you can find within this website:

1.  29  Golden Bench Court –  sold 7/31/15

2.  64 Clearwater Court – closing 8/6/15

3. 3 Rock Creek Court – closing 8/7/15

4.  117 Golden Bar Court – closing 8/7/15

5.  77 Clearwater Court – closing 8/31/15

6. 31 Golden Bar Court – closing 9/8/15

This adds to a total of 24 transactions in Tamarack Resort so far in 2015.   The inventory of townhomes, cottages, and ski homesites is down.  Some of these property types have increased in value 10% since Q1 of this year.  New listings will be introduced within the next 30 days that are another 10% up from the last sale price.

We still have some really great opportunities on a few remaining properties in the Resort.   If you or your friends are looking to purchase, I can’t emphasize enough that now is the time due to current price points and interest rates.  Browse the site for opportunities or give me a call at 208-573-1489 or email at

Trisha Sears, Co-Owner, General Manager Tamarack Realty, Inc