Winter enthusiasts of all abilities will find unbound fun at Tamarack Resort - featuring 50 runs, 3 high-speed chairlifts and 300" average snowfall. Your time to exploring the mountain is valuable, so any time waiting in a line cuts into your adventure, that's why we installed RFID gates at our base lifts to get you on the mountain quicker.
The Tamarack Nordic Trail system offers a variety of trails that wind through open meadows and forested paths with towering pines. Choose your own adventure through the groves of Aspen, fir, and Tamarack trees on your classic or skate skis, Fat Tire Bike or snowshoes. Our regular grooming program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings) ensures multiple kilometers of optimal terrain throughout the season. Nordic Trails are open every day from dawn to dusk during the ski season.
Guided Ice Fishing
$200 per guest
6 guests max, per guide
$50 snowmobile rental (or bring your own)
6 years or older
Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Fishing equipment
- Fishing poles
- Heated ice shack (if needed)
- Water & snacks
What To Bring
- Idaho fishing license
- Cold weather gear
Morning (7am departure) or afternoon (4pm departure)
Spin gear fishing, beverages and snacks included.
This experience has expired for the 2021 season. Join us next year for some relaxing, restorative yoga on the mountain!
*This is a paid experience for all attendees, it is not included in the Boundless Pass or homeowner benefits.
Though it started in the 1980s, fat biking has grown in popularity in recent years. A longtime favorite for transportation on warm sandy beaches, these mountain bikes equipped with extra-wide tires are also a great choice for exploring groomed trails.
The under pressurized tires with thick tread provide plenty of traction in snow, making it easy to climb the gentle hills. Exploring the woods on a fat bike is an exciting and unique way to experience Tamarack’s winter wonderland. Work your way to any of the open meadows for great views, and when you crest a hill, kick the pedaling into overdrive to feel the wind rush past as you descend.
Ride the picturesque Tamarack Express 1700’ up to mid-mountain and experience life at 6,600’! Take an exhilarating hike through wildflower fields and get lost in Idaho’s natural beauty. Then, hangout at mid-mountain to soak in the best views of Lake Cascade and Valley County. Ride the scenic chairlift back down or take the long way and hike down to The Village. Either way, experience Idaho from a new perspective!
|Single Day Scenic Chairlift Pass||Grants access on the Tamarack Express for whichever day is booked||Adult $20 / Child $15|
|Full Season Scenic Chairlift Pass||Grants entire summer access for the Tamarack Express whenever it is open||Adult $99 / Child $79|
Scenic Lift Ride Policy
- Last ride up is at 3:45
- Last ride down is at 4pm
- No kids in Backpacks: Child must be able to sit by themselves
- No pets
- No smoking
|Itty-Bitty Private||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$100||Buy Now|
|Itty-Bitty Private Package (includes rentals)||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$125||Buy Now|
|Itty-Bitty Private||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$100||Buy Now|
|Itty-Bitty Private Package (includes rentals)||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$125||Buy Now|
Ages 6 and under: This experience is a great choice for kids who may not want a two hour lesson, and are timid to just dive right in. We intend this lesson to be a safe, fun, and exciting way to engage into Snow Sports. It is also a great resource for parents to offer their children a refresher lesson to work out the kinks of just getting back on the hill.
|Child Private||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$200||Buy Now|
|Child Private Package (rentals included)||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$225||Buy Now|
|Child Private||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$200||Buy Now|
|Child Private Package (rentals included)||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$225||Buy Now|
Ages 6-12: two hour private lessons are a great choice for beginners, and experienced skiers that don't have their own equipment or ticket. The lesson will adapt to the individuals needs in a progressive, well paced learning environment. Available every hour of every day.
|Child Private||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$290||Buy Now|
|Child Private Package (rentals included)||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$315||Buy Now|
|Child Private||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$290||Buy Now|
|Child Private Package (rentals included)||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$315||Buy Now|
Ages 6-12: This lesson is crafted for children who want to thoroughly grasp the skiing experience. At times there are skills or fundamentals that take a little more time to become fluid, and the three hour lesson caters to these situations. While the two hour experience offers great opportunity to learn and practice new skills, the three hour lesson will give the participant a little extra time to hone in their newly acquired movement patterns. Available at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
|Child Private||Ski | 9am or 10am||$500||Buy Now|
|Child Private Package (rentals included)||Ski | 9am or 10am||$525||Buy Now|
|Child Private||Snowboard | 9am or 10am||$500||Buy Now|
|Child Private Package (rentals included)||Snowboard | 9am or 10am||$525||Buy Now|
Ages 6-12: Geared towards the participant that wants to go out and ski with an instructor all day. This lesson is offered at 9am and 10am to make sure the participant can get all 6 hours intended. This is a wonderful opportunity for children interested in having an instructors with them the entire time they are on the mountain. Working on a variety of turns, tactics, and skills that will increase the participants knowledge and understanding of riding effectively. Lunch is the responsibility of the participant.
|Adult Private||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$200||Buy Now|
|Adult Private Package (includes rentals)||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$275||Buy Now|
|Adult Private||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$200||Buy Now|
|Adult Private Package (includes rentals)||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$275||Buy Now|
Ages 13-80: This lesson is a great choice for the first timer, working a specific skill set, or a thorough exploration of effective movements and tactics to be able to overcome challenging terrain on the mountain. This lesson is intended for all participants regardless of ability level. First Timers welcome! Available every hour of every day.
|Adult Private||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$290||Buy Now|
|Adult Private Package (includes rentals)||Ski | Every Hour on the Hour||$340||Buy Now|
|Adult Private||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$290||Buy Now|
|Adult Private Package (includes rentals)||Snowboard | Every Hour on the Hour||$340||Buy Now|
Ages 13-80: At times there are skills or fundamentals that take a little more time to become fluid, and the three hour private lesson caters to these situations. While the two hour experience offers great opportunity to learn and practice new skills, the three hour lesson will give the participant a little extra time to hone in their newly acquired movement patterns. It is a great choice for those looking for a little more practice time or the ability to explore more of the mountain.
|Adult Private||Ski | 9am or 10am||$500||Buy Now|
|Adult Private Package (includes rentals)||Ski | 9am or 10am||$550||Buy Now|
|Adult Private||Snowboard | 9am or 10am||$500||Buy Now|
|Adult Private Package (includes rentals)||Snowboard | 9am or 10am||$550||Buy Now|
Ages 13-80: Geared towards the participant that wants to go out and ride with an instructor all day. This lesson is offered at 9am and 10am to make sure the participant can get all 6 hours intended. This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in having instructors with them the entire time they are on the mountain. Working on a variety of turns, tactics, and skills that will increase the participants knowledge and understanding of navigating the mountain effectively. Lunch is the responsibility of the participant.
- For special requests or to book lessons within 48 hours, please contact the Sports School directly.
- Changes to lesson start time/date must be confirmed 24 hours in advance of the designated start time. For changes via email please allow 48 hours. (All changes subject to availability.)
- Lessons will not be extended, rescheduled or refunded due to the late arrival of guests, for any reason.
- Lesson Cancellation must be confirmed 48 hours in advance of the designated start time.
- If a lesson is cancelled within 48 hours or no-shows, the full lesson price will be charged without refund.
- Full payment is required in advance to secure booking.
- For all bookings, a 5% processing fee will be charged for any cancellations of purchased lessons. The fee is collected during the initial payment. The fee is non-refundable.
- Lessons are limited to same ability level and discipline for more than 2 participants.
- Lesson may be changed or cancelled if the ski area is closed due to operational or weather conditions.
- It is the owner or borrower’s responsibility and obligation for any lost, stolen and damaged equipment during a lesson. This includes lost lesson time or any replacement costs.
- For lessons with lunch included, instructors will supervise lunch breaks. Lunch breaks are closed to parents and guardians to minimize lesson interruption.
- Ski school reception phone line may be busy prior to lesson start.
A fun and engaging group lesson geared for kids who want to improve their skiing ability through a fun learning environment. Each week will have a coaching element mixed with some excitement and adventure. Our goal is for coaches to be with the same students the entire 8-week session. Groups will be created based on ability level and age.
We will have a one day or a two day options available. Trailblazers will continue to be coached by our certified and experienced instructors that are passionate about snow sports.
Trailblazers is designed for children ages 4-12 having previous skiing experience. Participants must be able to confidently ski basic green terrain in control making level 2 turns at a minimum and be able to perform a gliding wedge to a stop.
|Saturdays & Sundays||SOLD OUT!|
- Only available for skiers.
- All participants will be responsible for providing a lift ticket or season pass and ski equipment including a helmet.
- Daily equipment rentals are available at a 15% discount to participants.
- Rental equipment must be secured before the lesson begins.
4 – 12 years
8 weeks. Each day includes 4+ hours of snow sports progression and coaching.
Saturdays: 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5 and 3/12
Sundays: 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 and 3/13
Class does not meet the weekends of Martin Luther King Jr. Day or President’s Day.
- 10:00am - Check-in
- 10:00 - 10:20 - Warmup session on Discovery Chair
- 10:20 - 12:00 - Skills coaching
- 12:00 - 12:55 - Break for lunch
- 1:00 - 3:15 - Practice & apply the skills from the morning session
- 3:15 - 3:30 - Class dismissal
A full day of lessons and experiences. Season pass and rentals extra.
January 8 & 9
To make sure that we set up all the participants for the most success possible, the first day will consist of; separating the groups by an on-snow evaluation. The students will be asked to perform some basic skiing maneuvers to showcase their skills. Regardless of previous ability expect to spend a majority of the morning on the bottom half of the Resort (Discovery and Tamarack Express). We will keep this fun and engaging by setting up obstacles, freestyle maneuvers, and drills.
Balance & Terrain Park
January 22 & 23
Focus will be on balance (Control the relationship of the Center of Mass to the base of support to direct pressure along the length of the skis). Giving students the ability to understand dynamic balance, and how it plays as an integral platform for most skiing to occur. This day we will also explore Tamarack’s Freestyle parks; Smart style, how to navigate the features safely, and get the chance to get your jib on while focusing on stance and balance.
Pressure & Snow Cat
January 29 & 30
Regardless of if we are adding, managing, or removing pressure on our skis, it is always present. This day we really dissect what we use Pressure (Control pressure from ski to ski and direct pressure toward the outside ski) for. We also get to have a up close interaction with a snow cat that Tamarack Resort uses day to day to keep our runs groomed. Check out the cool snow cats and see how they work.
Rotation or Counter Rotation? & Avalanche Dogs
February 5 & 6
Rotation or Counter Rotation are two of the keys to successful skiing (Control the skis rotation (turning, pivoting, steering) with leg rotation, separate from the upper body). Our instructors will give you some new skills and drills to help you focus our attention on when and where we use these skills effectively. We will also use those skills to go explore the mountain. We will check out some hidden stashes on the mountain and learn some snow safety from Patrol. This is one of our favorite days as well, we get to go visit the avalanche dogs!
Control in Slalom & Giant Slalom
February 19 & 20
We create angles constantly when skiing. Today’s focus will be on what angles help us do while on our skis (Control edge angles through a combination of inclination and angulation). We also will set-up a variety of race scenarios this day and encourage all our participants to spend some time experiencing what it feels like to ski through a race course. We also will get the chance to ski a bit with our Tamarack Ski Team and meet the coaches of that program, which is a great place to continue honing a passion for skiing.
Control at High Speed the Downhill!
February 26 & 27
Going fast is fun but how to you do it and where should you do it ? Today’s lesson is learning how to use the TUCK position to increase speed on a flat slope or increase speed on steeper slopes to your comfortable maximum. Learn how to feel the skis “glisse” over the snow and become more confident over time at high speed.
Body Equipment Connection
March 5 & 6
How do we navigate the connection between our bodies and skis? It is the relationship of the body to the equipment (Regulate the magnitude of pressure created through ski/snow interaction). This day focuses on trying to combine all previous weeks skills together.
End of Program Celebration & Costume Day
March 12 & 13
End of season exhibition and pizza party for participants and family. We’ll have classes all around the mountain showcasing what they’ve worked on during the program. We’ll have a racecourse set-up, freestyle park sessions, and be riding all around Tamarack Resort. This is also our costume Day- Dress to impress. Disney characters, super-hero’s, favorite character in movie, get creative!
We invite family to come and see all the hard work that their Trailblazers put into their skiing. We host a party for everyone to get to sit and visit with all of the instructors.