Tamarack Resort - Trail, Donnelly, Bikeparks

Tamarack Resort - Trail, Donnelly, Bikeparks

DESCRIPTION

As of July 17, 2005 the much hyped Tamarack trail system is a very limited work in progress. From the top of the main (express) lift there is only one choice--a steep, rocky service road. About half way down 2 double black trails spin off. Near the bottom the short, easy ''Lupine'' trail cuts out some of the service road. A small network of trails with little elevation change is also near the base area. The resort PR on these trails is awesome. In 2 or 3 years the trails on the ground may resemble their trail map. From McCall these trails are not yet worth the drive.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 22, 2009]
smilycook
Downhiller

The 2008 season at Tamarack was great. They have been adding more trails everyyear since 2005 and now they have a good mix of downhill trails. The best part about the mountain is the fact that you can ride with groups of different skill levels. Ride down the main blue runs with everyone and then breakoff to hit up the hard trails and then rejoin your group. They will certainly have more trails in the future and with the lack of crowds it make for a nice trip.

Customer Service

My favorite is smoke jumper for single black.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 12, 2007]
dburatti
Cross Country Rider

July 2007 and there is a good selection of DH trails on the mountain, as well as great XC trails at the bottom. For DH, I recommend taking Pura Vida, a green circle trail, to start with as a warm up. This trail is flowy and fun, with optional technical lines throughout, including a huge rock wall ride on the right part way down.

Super G is packed and fast. The Hibernator is a new double black diamond trail that shoots off Super G to the right before a three berm chicane near the top. It has some great jumps, lots of rock, including a steep slab run and some drops, a wooden feature, and some jumps. Pucker factor is high on this one. It opened a week ago.

Hockey Mom is a new blue square trail with 13 bermed turns. It's a bit soft right now.

Rock Star is supreme. ESR and Stage Fright are still choice trails. Los AzuLejos is a good blue square trail, and Show Low has some new jumps and berms to bring you to the bottom of the mountain.

Also, check out Dirty Blonde, which is off of Apollo. It's steep and fast with some good exposure. For a green circle run near the bottom, hit up Lupine.

Currently, a new black diamond trail is being designed and constructed that will take you from an elevation higher than the Tam Lift to the top of Stage Fright.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 14, 2006]
Wayndar
Weekend Warrior

Well, now it's July '06 and Tamarack's marketing machine is still in full force, but fortunately the trails are starting to catch up. The lower elevation trails are twisty, hand and machine-built singletrack that really are very good examples of how to build trails- they melt off early, drain well, have good flow, and have some challenging alternate routes alongside the main trail. Great for the family, beginners, and XC types. The first downhill trail from midmountain is open and has lots of jumps, rock drops, and wall rides. Be sure to check out Stage Fright and Exit stage right

Customer Service

Something for everyone

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Lift served trails at Brundage ski resort or lots of backcountry epics around the area. Eagle's Nest trail is the best nearby.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
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