There may be changes to the plan that will not be noted on our web page. This information is presented for general information. You may want to visit the Tamarack Resort at www.Tamarackidaho.com for additional information.
Tamarack Golf Course
WESTROCK MOUNTAIN WINTER AMENITIES
Nordic Ski Area
Ski Area Map
ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE RESORT
NEAR PERFECT WEATHER FOR A GREAT YEAR-ROUND RESORT
This area has the warmest July and August temperatures and by far the least rainfall in July-August of all comparable U.S. resort destinations studied, providing optimum guest comfort and golf course playing days. According to National Weather Service data, McCall has higher average monthly snow depths in the prime months of skiing than Vail, Aspen, or Telluride, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho and Park City, Utah. This explains the area's reputation for high-quality snow. Winter temperatures in Valley County are optimal for snow retention and quality. The average monthly temperature range in McCall is more constant than any of the comparable mountain resorts. Rarely does the temperature get warm enough to melt snow in winter and affect quality. In the spring and fall, McCall has less snow than Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Park City and Sun Valley, clearing the way for longer warm-weather recreational seasons. This results in a high quality snow pack during prime skiing months and longer warm-weather seasons for summer recreation pursuits.
World-class resorts depend upon a clean environment to attract tourists, so Tamarack intends to create one of the world's most environmentally compatible resorts. Tamarack's design, construction and operations plans have been reviewed by a team of consultants and by county, state and federal government experts to ensure that all environmental concerns are addressed. Water quality in Lake Cascade will be improved rather than degraded by the resort. Full respect for wetlands, creek bank stabilization and minimizing seasonal water diversions will guarantee minimum impact and enhance fisheries habitat. Water needs for the resort will be provided by a deep aquifer of excellent quality providing a net addition to the lake watershed. Wildlife habitat has been given special consideration at Tamarack. The resort will minimize intrusion but provide guest opportunities for viewing and experiencing wildlife. Some of the world's most spectacular birds of prey, including bald eagles, and many other wild creatures can be found at WestRock. Wildlife will be respected to the greatest extent possible. Fences will be avoided and eagle nest trees will receive a wide buffer zone with full protection and monitoring by a Tamarack ranger. Other important species will also receive special protections. A Tamarack Nature Center will be financed by a contribution from each unit sold. It will offer interpretive nature programs for wildlife species found at the resort.
Tamarack Resort enjoys a favorable access. The resort site is about one hundred miles from a major commercial airport, making it "closer in" than most Colorado resorts are from Denver.
Boise's modern facility with convenient transfers is a low-stress destination. The airport, already undergoing major expansion, is currently served with direct flight access to and from 14 U.S. cities. Highway travel to Valley County involves a modest vertical incline of 2,000 feet. About one million people live within three hours drive of Tamarack Resort. McCall airport, 17 miles from Tamarack, is a natural gateway for private planes and air taxis. With a hard-surface runway of 6,100 feet, minor improvements in snow removal and de-icing can turn it into a top tier facility.
Tamarack Resort will be a significant generator of new jobs, a contributor to the economic health of west central Idaho and will be one of the leading contributors to the Idaho public school endowment through its lease of public lands. Tamarack hopes to employ more than 200 people in the summers of 2002 and 2003 in early construction phases. While development of the resort will continue for close to two decades, Tamarack projections are that by 2005 Tamarack will be bringing substantial additional activity to the Valley County.