Click on the link below for updates on Resort Improvements, Tamarack’s newest marketing video, Tamarack Resort President Jon Reveal’s powder face shots on his “best ski day in 15 years” and Tamarack Realty’s three newest listings in Tamarack Resort.  Don’t miss out on the next newsletter which will have updates on the Village Plaza Condo’s.  Subscribe to our newsletter by hitting the “subscribe” button in the header of the newsletter.

February Newsletter

 

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BUCK THE STATUS QUO

In 2004, Tamarack opened with a grand vision. Men and women worked tirelessly to create a place like no other. Great things happened here. Yet there were bumps in the road. Things weren’t always perfect but brave leaders and thousands of loyalists – the Tam Fam – made the mountain their home, even if home was hundreds of miles away.

Today, new trailblazers are pursuing the dream of Tamarack, and big things will be happening over the coming year. We’ll be installing a new chairlift, purchasing new grooming equipment, cutting brush and resuming construction on our village.

The future is exciting and we want you to join us. With a 2019/20 season pass you can be a part of our progression. You’ll enjoy new amenities from first chair to last call. Best of all, as a member of the Tam Fam, you’ll be shoulder to shoulder with us as we embark on a journey toward a bright future.

Here’s your chance. Buck the status quo and leave the old choices behind. Join us in 2019/20 and make your mark.

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GOING UP

This fall, we’ll be installing a new high-speed, 4-person chairlift. This new chair will provide access to several hundred acres of the resort’s most consistently pitched intermediate and expert trails along with gladed tree skiing. The Wildwood trails haven’t been lift-serviced since 2009, and this chairlift installation will dramatically expand the Tamarack ski experience.

NEW SPACES

The resort will resume development of its base village in the spring of 2019. Construction crews will work toward finishing the exteriors of the buildings and completing over 50 new condominiums. Our construction team will also finish the first phase of retail, dining and guest service spaces. As commercial spaces are completed in the village the services in our existing buildings will be moved, bringing vibrancy to North America’s newest ski village.

CAT ATTACK

Our grooming fleet will be expanded with the addition of two vehicles. One of those groomers will be equipped with a winch allowing us to groom our summit cornice and other steep terrain – some of which has not been groomed in years.

BUFFING THE SLOPES

Our team will be clearing brush to reestablish the entire Wildwood trail system, improve existing slopes and open previously unskiable areas. Multiple crews will be tackling terrain across the resort to remove undergrowth in an effort to open terrain earlier and provide a better snow surface from boundary to boundary.

2019/20 Season Passes | On-Sale February 18

Purchase your 2019/20 season pass by Monday, March 4 and you’ll receive the lowest price of the season. Plus, all season passes come with resort-wide discounts, 2 night tickets at Bogus Basin and 2 tickets to Silver Mountain.

If you are not currently a season pass holder, when you purchase a 2019/20 season pass, you can ski the remainder of this winter for free!

Our 2019/20 season passes go on-sale Monday, February 18.

Prices & Details | Email | 208-325-1030

Below is a quick snapshot of the transactions for Tamarack Realty YTD 2019.  Idaho is a non-disclosure state so sales prices are not reflected.  Contact Trisha Sears at Tamarack Realty for market comparisons on properties within Tamarack Resort.

CONDO’S

Unit 205   2BR/2BA  COE 2/5/19

TOWN HOMES

106 Golden Bar COE 1/15/19

73 Golden Bar  COE 1/29/19

37 Golden Bar  PENDING COE 2/13/19

18 Golden Bench PENDING COE 2/27/19

COTTAGES

75 Clearwater  PENDING COE 2/15/19

CHALETS

20 Francois  COE 1/31/19

340 Discovery  OFFER IN PROGRESS

CUSTOM HOMES

58 Sugarloaf  COE 2/1/19

130 Council PENDING COE 2/28/19

15 Clearwater Ridge PENDING COE 3/8/19

HOMESITES

530 Discovery  COE 2/5/19

90 Sugarloaf  PENDING COE 2/26/19

602 Whitewater PENDING COE 3/15/19

52 Velvet Falls   PENDING COE 2/18/19

27 Haystack   PENDING COE 3/29/19

 

 

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GREGG
BLANCHARD
       

One of the most intriguing stories in the ski industry right now is happening Idaho at Tamarack.

After becoming the first major resort to open in more than two decades, the resort eventually filed for bankrupcy and closed in 2009, remained closed for the 2009/10 season, and then partially reopened in 2010. A few years later in 2015, Brad Larsen became the GM.

Aside from an already interesting revival story, Brad’s marketing background at Sugarloaf and Telluride means that every move he’s making is influenced heavily by the message and marketing opportunities it creates.

Make Your Mark
To that end, they’ve put together some awesome campaigns so far, but this year’s “Make Your Mark” effort is perhaps my favorite and it doesn’t take more than the first paragraph of copy on their website to understand why:

“This winter you’ll hear our company say “Make Your Mark”. It’s more than a campaign hook. It’s a rally cry for doing what’s right, regardless of how small. This season we intend to Make Our Mark on people and our small corner of the planet.”

One of their first orders of business? Idaho Learn to Ski Day.

We talk a lot about growing the sport, about the barriers to entry, about what it would take to get people on the mountain, about investing in things that address all of those things and more.

Tamarack simply put their money where their mouth was and ate the cost of introducing 300 people to the sport.

Trifecta
There are three things I love about this.

First, it moves the needle. Doing the math based on current conversion rates means that 50-100 people have been added to our sport thanks to these efforts.

Second, it really is the right thing to do. If we need people in our sport, offering a free lesson will expand the typical has money + prefers lessons + wants to ski circle so people that don’t check all three of those boxes still find a way onto our slopes.

Third, it’s great a great marketing win and any PR coverage they’ve earned carries a very open, welcoming message to non-skiers.

But perhaps my favorite thing about this of all is that second headline, because many of these lessons aren’t held at Tamarack, they’re being brought to the people. They’re offering them in a place much closer to Boise that eliminates the comparison to better skiers or fear of being run into or feelings of awkwardness or being out of place.

Bringing skiing to them instead of telling them to always come to us is, in a word, brilliant. Absolutely, completely brilliant.

There’s More
There is a lot more I can and will say about Tamarack in the future, but for now I just wanted to highlight this small piece of a really cool story.

Keep up the awesome work, Brad and team.

IDAHO’S TAMARACK RESORT UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

DONNELLY, Idaho (December 3, 2018) — Tamarack Resort Holdings (TRH), a partnership of investors and managers with decades of development and operations experience at premier resort properties across North America, today announced it has closed on the purchase of all of Tamarack Resort’s operations and key assets in Donnelly, Idaho.

“We strongly believe Tamarack has a tremendous opportunity to thrive as a four-season destination of choice for Idahoans and visitors from across North America,” said TRH President Jon Reveal. “Our team looks forward to proving our commitment to all our guests through investment, completion of unfinished projects and improved resort amenities and offerings.”

Key among those projects is to complete the Village Plaza at the base of the resort with enhanced retail, restaurant, lodging and resort operations in time for the 2019-2020 winter season.  The partially completed Village Plaza includes 36,000 SF of ground floor commercial space and 143 residential condos which will be offered for sale.

After opening in 2004 to global acclaim as North America’s first all-season destination resort since the early 1980’s, Tamarack fell victim to the global financial crisis of 2008 and briefly shuttered in 2009 before homeowners stepped in to save the mountain from creditors. For the past eight years, the Tamarack Municipal Association has operated the resort.

“Tamarack homeowners have always believed in this place, and we welcome an owner with the experience and expertise that TRH brings to execute on the original vision of the resort,” said Tamarack Municipal Association President Louise Francesconi. “Completion of the long-anticipated Village Plaza, in addition to expanded recreation and lodging offerings, will help Tamarack reach its full potential.”

The TRH investor Imperium Blue is a joint venture between The Imperium Companies, MMG Equity Partners, and Blue River Family Office Partners.  Imperium Blue’s previous and current holdings include commercial real estate and operations at Whistler Blackcomb, Mammoth, Snowshoe, Copper Mountain and Stratton, among other destination resort locations. Resort- and ski-industry veteran Jon Reveal will oversee long-term development and operations as TRH President. Reveal began his career skiing for the iconic Warren Miller before moving into ski area management at resorts including Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, and as vice president of Operations for Aspen Skiing Company. He then designed, built and operated Yellowstone Club, a world-class, private resort. Most recently, Reveal served as general manager of Sleeping Giant, a nonprofit ski area.

 Tamarack Resort is located in the West Central Mountains, 90 miles north of Boise, Idaho — one of the nation’s fastest growing metros. The resort’s official Opening Day is planned for December 14. For more information on recreation, lodging and real estate, visit tamarackidaho.com

Updated 2/10/19:

 

“12/2018 Trisha Sears is a PRO. Largely because of her supreme efforts and skills: we purchased a townhouse in Tamarack, sold that townhouse and UPGRADED to a chalet six months later! Tamarack is the place if you want to be on the cutting edge and Trisha is the tip of the sword. Call her and let her show you some places, it will be the best decision you ever made! Thank you AGAIN, Trisha. 5/2018 Trisha Sears of Tamarack Realty is topnotch and I would recommend her any day of the week. She is not only a professional but went out of her way to accommodate our busy and limited schedule to view properties and complete paperwork throughout the buying process. There is nothing she doesn’t know about the area or doesn’t make an effort to find out–we are thrilled both with her service and our new home at Tamarack Resort! Thank you, Trisha”

a eldridge
Discovery, Tamarack ID 83615

 

January 29, 2019

Hi Trish,

We all want to thank you again for your help and guidance on our recent townhome purchase in the Tam. This is our second time working with you and both have been fabulous. Your knowledge, honesty, availability and follow up are superior. We live 1,400 miles from the Tam and you and your team made it as easy to close the deal as if we were there. You, Bryn and Amerititle were all great as we closed in a matter of weeks. As with our property you helped us with 3 years ago and now this one the professionalism and friendly service is second to none. Tamarack is fortunate to have such a great Real Estate Pro and Ambassador working in their community.

Take care and see you soon!! 😀

The Casey Fam

 

Tamarack Resort Holdings to invest immediately to complete Village Plaza

As you may have seen in the news, the State Board of Land Commissioners approved transfer of the state land lease to Tamarack Resort Holdings (TRH), a partnership of investors and managers with decades of development and operations experience at premier resort properties across North America. This clears the way for a new chapter in Tamarack Resort’s history.

With the lease assignment, TRH is now able to proceed with closing on its acquisition of all resort operations and key assets on Nov. 30.

The TRH investor Imperium Blue is a family office with previous and current holdings in commercial real estate and operations at Whistler Blackcomb, Mammoth, Snowshoe, Copper Mountain and Stratton, among other destination resort locations. The family office is comprised of the Imperium Companies, MMG Equity Partners, and Blue River Family Office Partners. Resort and ski industry veteran Jon Reveal will oversee long-term development and operations as TRH President. Reveal began his career skiing for the iconic Warren Miller before moving into ski area management at resorts including Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, and as vice president of Operations for Aspen Skiing Company. He then designed, built and operated Yellowstone Club, a world-class, private resort. Most recently, Reveal served as general manager of Sleeping Giant, a nonprofit ski area.

Tamarack now has an ownership group with the experience and expertise necessary to take the resort forward and execute on the original vision. That includes immediately investing in and finishing the permanent Village Plaza in time for the 2019-2020 ski season. The TRH team is also assessing other areas for priority investment to improve resort amenities, lodging and recreation offerings, and for future development.

Tamarack Realty, located at 850 Village Drive in the Discovery Square, remains the exclusive full-service, on-site brokerage company for the resort.

The resort had a 32% increase in sales volume between 2017 and 2018 and will see even stronger interest as the new resort owners move forward with their plans, which will include a release of the Village Plaza condominiums in 2019.

For information on available Tamarack inventory, visit tamarackrealty.net or contact Trisha Sears at 208-573-1489 or trisha@trishasears.com.

Regards,

Tamarack Realty

 

ACTUAL RELEASE FROM TRH HOLDINGS 11/20/18:

DONNELLY, Idaho (Nov. 20, 2018) —Tamarack Resort Holdings (“TRH”), a partnership of investors and managers with decades of development and operations experience at premier resort properties across North America, has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the Tamarack Resort operations and key assets in Donnelly, Idaho.

The announcement follows the State Board of Land Commissioners’ approval this morning to transfer the state lands lease to TRH for continued mountain operations.

TRH is purchasing all key assets necessary to operate the resort now and accommodate future expansion plans, including property on mountain, ski lifts and operations equipment, lodge amenities, lodging operations, the telecommunications utility, declarant rights, lake front equipment, sewer and water bonds, a portion of the golf course and the unfinished Village Plaza. TRH is also purchasing other private real estate assets and parcels and is taking over the lease to operate The Arling Center event venue. The transactions will close Nov. 30, 2018.

“We have been evaluating and working on this agreement for nearly two years to truly understand the history and complexities of the resort. The partnership strongly believes Tamarack has a tremendous opportunity to thrive as a four-season destination of choice for Idahoans and visitors from across North America,” said TRH President Jon Reveal. “Our team looks forward to proving our commitment to Tamarack, Valley County residents, Idahoans and all our guests through investment, completion of unfinished projects and improved resort amenities and offerings.”

After the closing, efforts will focus on preparing for a full-mountain opening for the 2018-2019 winter season — projected for December 14 or earlier, if conditions permit. The TRH operations team is assessing all aspects of the resort to determine where investment is needed most to improve the guest experience immediately.

The development team is currently seeking bids from contractors to complete construction of the Village Plaza, with a goal to begin in early 2019 and be ready for the 2019-2020 winter season. The completed Village Plaza will includeretail, restaurant, lodging and resort operations.

The TRH investor Imperium Blue is a family office with previous and current holdings in commercial real estate and operations at Whistler Blackcomb, Mammoth, Snowshoe, Copper Mountain and Stratton, among other destination resort locations. The family office is comprised of the Imperium Companies, MMG Equity Partners, and Blue River Family Office Partners. Resort and ski industry veteran Jon Reveal will oversee long-term development and operations as TRH President. Reveal began his career skiing for the iconic Warren Miller before moving into ski area management at resorts including Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, and as vice president of Operations for Aspen Skiing Company. He then designed, built and operated Yellowstone Club, a world-class, private resort. Most recently, Reveal served as general manager of Sleeping Giant, a nonprofit ski area.

All current staff will remain employed by the resort, including General Manager Brad Larsen and Tamarack Municipal Association Community Manager Levi Johnson.

Visitors to Tamarack Resort this winter will not experience any noticeable changes. The temporary base village will remain intact throughout this season; season passes and Express Cards purchased for the 2018-19 season will be honored; day ticket prices will remain the same;  and all previously scheduled events, weddings, conferences and competitions will be honored and will proceed as scheduled.

For more information, including updates on Opening Day, visit tamarackidaho.com.

Tamarack Resort set for new owner: how it plans to kickstart development

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