Tamarack Resorts’ expansion plans are inching closer to reality. CBS 2 Idaho News reports that the Idaho ski resort has gotten the initial approval of their expansion plans from the Boise National Forest following the review of their plans. However, this does not mean the plans will come to frution. Next up will be the public involvement process, which includes comments from anyone that would like to speak for or against the plans.
Tawnya Brummett, Boise National Forest supervisor said the following about the ongoing process:
“Tamarack Resort has shown they have the resources to move forward in the special use process, and as a result, the proposal will enter into the beginning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. I’d like to emphasize that the acceptance of the proposal does not mean that the expansion will be permitted. It is just the first step in beginning the environmental analysis and public involvement that is required for this type of project.”
The 2100 acre expansion, if fully implemented, will feature the following: five new lifts(a base to summit gondola, two detachable quads, and two fixed-grip triples), new lodges, including a lodge at the top of their new gondola, twenty miles of new mountain biking and hiking trails, a via ferrata route, a mountain coaster, and more. You can view their plans here.
Image Credits: Tamarack Resort