How a once-shuttered Idaho resort is doubling its size, housing employees, and giving every kid in the county a free season pass.
Great podcast as usual Stuart! I'm actually headed to Tamarack for the first time in like two weeks, for my Epic & Indy Pass fueled Idaho ski trip. I'm really excited to visit Tamarack and support them, seeing how rad their terrain looks and quite frankly how awesome they are for the skiing & snowboarding ecosystem, making getting into the sport far more accessible through the free beginner chairlift and the free season passes to the youth in the school system. I'm really excited to visit, help these guys grow and see them make more positive contributions to the world of skiing & snowboarding than any major ski corporation that likes to virtue signal and talk about "diversity this equity that" while charging extreme prices that make it impossible for all but the upper class to get into the sport at their resorts...
Loved the interview! I listened to this on my way home from Brundage back to Oregon. We just finished our 2nd annual “Indy trip” to the area and will definitely be back again next year. We skied Brundage on Friday and Monday. And Tamarack on Saturday and Sunday Mild lift lines on Saturday and non existent lines on Sunday. I’m impressed by the vision for the resort and the passion for the community and employees. Makes me want to quit my job and become “Tam Fam”. Well done.
Great interview! Went there last year and was super impressed. Extending Wildwood should be a 1st phase improvement so you can cycle back to the Summit chair. Glad they know it was stupid to have the top were it is!
Scott Turlington, what a grounded guy. Thinking about how I can get Tamarack and Brundage on the plan for next season. (Maybe start at Powder Mountain in Utah. Are they on your interview hit list?). Lodging for employees, free pass for local kids, Indy pass…What’s not to like? Minor question, the term pod was used several times. Not sure I know what that is.