Tamarack’s new program is all about rewarding a commitment to school and sharing our love of the mountains with K-12 students enrolled in Valley County and New Meadows schools. The SKY Pass provides free, year-round lift access from Memorial Day through end of the 2022 ski season. It will be available every year.
Check out the FAQs below for details on who qualifies and how to claim your pass.
The Toby’s Place Shred Shed: We know that snow sports gear can be expensive, so we’ve partnered with our friends at Toby’s Place, West Central Mountain Youth Advocacy Coalition, Pancake House and Gravity Sports to create the Toby’s Place Shred Shed to provide free ski/snowboard equipment and clothing to local families in need. The Shed will open in Fall 2021 to provide gear to those who qualify.
The Shred Shed Gear Drive: Help us stock The Shed with gently-used equipment (skis, snowboards, poles, boots, helmets, goggles, etc.) and winter clothing during our Gear Drive March 20 – April 9 (please check dates and times carefully, as each location is operating independently and hosting Drives at varying dates and times). Donations will be accepted at the following locations and times:
Cascade (March 29 - April 9):
- Cascade District Office (209 N School Street, Cascade)
Monday - Friday 7am-4pm
- Cascade Recreation Center (333 Kelly’s Parkway, Cascade)
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
McCall (Any time during normal business hours):
- Toby's Place (506 Pine St, McCall)
Monday - Saturday 11am – 5pm
- McCall Sports Exchange (802 N 3rd St, McCall)
Daily 9am – 6pm
- Hometown Sports (300 Lenora St, McCall)
Sunday - Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday - Saturday 8am – 6pm
- Gravity Sports (503 Pine St, McCall)
Monday - Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 9am – 5:30pm
- The BoardRoom McCall (304 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638)
Thursday - Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
Tamarack (March 20 - April 4):
- Tamarack Resort Sports Dome
- 8:30am-12:00pm Drop-Off inside Sports Dome
- 12:00pm-4:30pm Drop-Off at tent in front of Sports Dome
- If you need assistance getting your items to the Sports Dome from any location inside Tamarack Resort, please contact Dial-a-Ride at (208) 325-1066.
Gear Drive donors will receive raffle entries for a chance to win prizes, including a Tamarack Stay & Play package and on-snow private ski lessons, along with gift certificates from McCall Pilates, Café 6Three4, Stacey Cakes, Mountain Monet Pottery Studio, McPAWS, McCall Taekwondo, Rupert’s, Growler’s and others.
Raffle entries are also available for purchase at https://go.rallyup.com/shred-shed, or you can text 'shredshed' to 855-202-2100 for a link to give. The raffle drawing will be held on April 4 at noon at Tamarack.
If you have questions about donations or visiting the Shred Shed this fall, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SKY Pass FAQ
What is the SKY Pass?
The Students-Kids-Youth (SKY) Pass is a free, year-round pass providing summer and winter lift and meadows access at Tamarack Resort, created to encourage outdoor recreation and love of our home mountain for local students.
Who can get a SKY Pass?
The SKY Pass is available to any K-12 student enrolled in a public, private, or charter school located in Valley County (including all schools within the McCall-Donnelly and Cascade School District boundaries) or Meadows Valley School District. Additionally, the SKY Pass is available to any homeschool students with primary residence in any of these district boundaries.
Students must be in grades K-12 for the 2021-2022 school year. This includes students who will enter kindergarten fall of 2021. Unfortunately, this excludes 2021 high school graduates, but be sure to check out the great rates on our 20-Something and College Boundless Passes!
*Proof of enrollment and/or primary residence will be required to claim the SKY Pass.
When can I claim my SKY Pass and which dates is it good for?
The SKY Pass will become available for pick-up May 28, 2021. Validity dates, regardless of when the pass is claimed, will be May 28, 2021-Final Day of Ski Season 2022.
Are there blackout dates for the SKY Pass?
The SKY Pass does not have any blackout dates.
Will the SKY Pass only be offered this year?
The SKY Pass will be an ongoing program.
How much does the SKY Pass cost?
The SKY Pass is completely free of charge for those who qualify (see “Who can get a SKY Pass?” above.)
How do I claim my SKY Pass and what should I bring?
Students can begin claiming SKY Passes Friday May 28, 2021. SKY Passes must be claimed in person at the ticket desk in the Monte Verde Building located in the Village Plaza, and the passholder must be present at the time of pick-up to get their photo taken.
Proof of enrollment in a McCall-Donnelly, Cascade, or Meadows Valley School District school (whether public, private, or charter), along with a photo ID or birth certificate will be required. For homeschool students, proof of primary residency, proof of homeschool curriculum/virtual schooling, and a photo ID or birth certificate will be required.
Proof of enrollment includes any documentation that is school issued, and contains both the student’s name and school. Including, but not limited to:
- Student ID
- Report card
- Email with school email address
- PowerSchool or Schoology information page
To prove primary residence, you must bring at least 3 of the following:
- Motor vehicle registration
- Driver’s license
- Voter registration
- Tax documents showing the Residential Unit as the Permanent Resident’s residence for the purposes of a homeowner’s tax exemption
- A utility bill
What can I do with the SKY Pass?
The SKY Pass provides winter lift access, winter Nordic and fat bike access, summer bike park access, summer scenic lift ride access, as well as meadows trail access. It does NOT include any other benefits.
Families that are looking for additional benefits should consider purchasing Boundless Passes for their students.
What do I do if I bought a Boundless Pass for a student who qualifies for a SKY Pass and I want a refund?
Tamarack will offer refunds to any families that would like to swap out Boundless Passes for SKY Passes and will restructure any Family Boundless Passes that need to be converted to Individual Passes. Remember, the SKY Pass provides year-round lift and meadows access only and does NOT include any other benefits offered by the Boundless Pass. Refunds will be granted up until and including May 28, 2021. For questions about refunds, please contact email@example.com or call 208-325-1030.
What if the adults in our family bought Boundless Passes, but our SKY Pass-eligible child wants to ski the remainder of the 2020-2021 ski season?
In order to bridge the gap between the release of the SKY Pass in May and the final weeks of the current ski season, any current Boundless Pass holders can purchase a SKY Pass-addon for any SKY Pass-eligible student for $50 each. The add-on will provide winter lift access through the final day of the 20/21 ski season. For more information or to purchase the SKY Pass-addon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-325-1030.
Are SKY Passes transferrable?
SKY Passes are non-transferrable
What do I do if I forgot or lost my SKY Pass?
All SKY Pass holders can receive 1 free “forgot pass” ticket throughout the winter 21/22 season. Your pass will be deactivated until you either stop by or call the Sports Dome to reactivate. After you have used up your 1 free “forgot pass” ticket you will need to purchase a new pass for $25.00.
Do I need to sign a liability release?
Yes, this will be done at pick-up. These documents can be requested by calling 208-325-1030 or emailing email@example.com
Who do I contact if I have questions about the SKY Pass?
Still have questions about the SKY Pass? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-325-1030