Tamarack Ski Resort

Tamarack Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Idaho in USA. The resort is in the town of Tamarak, ID. We recently ranked all of Idaho's ski resorts, so you can see where Tamarack stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Tamarack is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Tamarack Lodging:

Tamarack Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Tamarack has a total of 48 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,100 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 445 hectares, 2 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.

Tamarack's slopes see on average 300 inches (118 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,100(4 km2)
Annual Snowfall
300"(118 cm)

Tamarack Ski Resort Elevation

Tamarack Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,700 feet, or 2,347 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,800 feet (853 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Tamarack's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
7,700'(2,347 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,800'(853 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,900'(1,493 m)

Tamarack Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
65.8out of 100
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Tamarack's difficulty level of 65.8 is above average. 79% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Tamarack has 1,100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Tamarack's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 35% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 44% as expert.
21%(231 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
35%(385 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
44%(484 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Tamarack Ski Resort good for beginners?

Tamarack is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 56% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Tamarack Ski Resort Location

Tamarack Ski Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Tamarak, ID.

Tamarak, ID 83615 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.95000, -116.39000

Getting to Tamarack Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Tamarack Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.95000, -116.39000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Tamarak, ID to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Tamarack.

Boise AirportBOIBoise, ID96 mi
Lewiston Nez Perce County AirportLWSLewiston, ID103 mi
Walla Walla Regional AirportALWWalla Walla, WA121 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Tamarack Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Tamarack Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Little Ski HillMcCall, ID5,700 ft28%11 mi
BrundageNew Meadows, ID7,640 ft44%15 mi
SnowhavenGrangeville, ID5,600 ft10%65 mi
Soldier MountainStanley, ID7,150 ft39%66 mi
Cottonwood ButteCottonwood, ID5,730 ft45%77 mi
Bogus BasinBoise, ID7,590 ft58%83 mi

Tamarack Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,700 ft
Base Elevation4,900 ft
Vertical Drop2,800 ft
(21% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  44% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,100
Avg. Annual Snowfall300 inches
Tamarack Ski Resort Mountain Stats