Tamarack Resort Reopens Chairlift – IDAHO STATESMAN
Tamarack reinstalled its famously repossessed ski lift this year. Now it’s up and running
Seven years ago, Tamarack Resort’s prized Wildwood chair lift was whisked away by helicopter, repossessed along with other assets after the ski area’s founder hit financial roadblocks. Three months ago, the lift was reinstalled.
On Saturday afternoon the Wildwood Express reopened, carrying hundreds of skiers and snowboarders to the Donnelly-area resort’s north side, according to a news release. In a “truly Tamarack” ribbon-cutting ceremony, slope surfaces manager Jeremy Leslie used a chainsaw to cut a branch before a crowd of more than 300 people boarded the lift.
Leslie’s team worked to revamp the Wildwood terrain earlier this year to prepare it for winter riding.