DONNELLY, Idaho (March 26, 2019) — After a winter that brought record-breaking snowfall in February, Tamarack Resort is closing out the season this weekend with the State of Idaho Pond Skimming Championship.
One hundred brave skiers and riders will get their chance to huck it through frosty waters at the third annual pond skimming competition on Saturday, March 30. Competitors will be judged on four criteria:
Style: How steezy, easy, or tricky you make it look
Prizes will be given out for the gnarliest wipe-out, the best outfit and to the overall winner, who walks away with the coveted, 5-foot-tall trophy.
Registration is open between 9:30 am and 11 am on the Canoe Grill Patio. The competition begins at noon. For more information, visithttps://tamarackidaho.com/event/state-idaho-pond-skimming-championship
Village construction has begun and crews plan to complete the exteriors of three Village buildings and simultaneously finish the first phase of retail, dining and guest service spaces in time for the 2019/2020 winter season.
As soon as the snowpack allows, the resort will also install a high-speed, detachable, quad chairlift to service the Wildwood trails, which haven’t been skiable by lift since 2009.
Summer season activities in the meadow and mountain – hiking, ziplining and mountain biking, to name a few – are anticipated to begin by mid-June, weather-dependent. Lake Cascade recreation is expected to begin at the same time. Guided Tamarack Rafting trips on the Payette River are projected to begin May 23, 2019.
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Tamarack Resort is a four-season resort located in Donnelly, Idaho, 90 miles north of Boise.
Tamarack has Southwest Idaho’s largest snowmaking system, 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. For more information on recreation, lodging and real estate, visit tamarackidaho.com
This year’s Brewski will be held inside of Canoe Grill from 3-6pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019. This event has just 200 available tickets and the event sells out annually. Each guest will receive a commemorative tasting glass, and have the opportunity to taste beers from some of Idaho’s finest brewers. Children are allowed into the event and are free with a parent or guardian.
New for 2019, the Brewski will also act as a fundraising event for the Tamarack Ski Team. There will be a silent auction plus a live auction for an African safari hunt with Absteyn Safaris. The hunt will be for 10 days in South Africa for 2 hunters and 2 observers. Each hunter will be allowed to take one Blesbok and one Impala each. The trip includes lodging, food, guides and airport transfers from Johannesberg. This hunt is valued at $14,000.
Of course there will be live music by New Transit. This Boise band brings the energy with their modern take on Americana music. New Transit combines infectious songwriting and gritty heartfelt musicality to create their unique sound.
Our friends From Proof Optics and Kore North will be there. Stop by the Proof Optics booth to learn about their latest line sunglasses. Kore North will be there to showcase their newest bike products.
Come out to support the Tamarack Ski Team, enjoy live music, and enjoy brews from all over Idaho!