Tamarack, Idaho

The Village at Tamarack is the latest ski-in/ski-out residential addition to the renowned Tamarack Resort, located in Idaho’s scenic Valley County. This four-season resort is located 90 miles north of Boise and nestled at the base of the Payette River Mountains. Surrounded by enchanting mountains, meadows, hot springs and hundreds of alpine lakes, the pedestrian-friendly alpine town is home to narrow, winding lanes, quaint shops, eclectic dining options, and well-appointed residences all just a few hundred skiable yards from the nearest lift.

Miles of trails and incomparable views attract skiers, snowboarders, bikers, and hikers to this beautiful year-round destination. In winter, seven lifts, including three high-speed quads, transport you to groomed cruisers, steeps, glades, cornices, and world-class terrain park. As the snow melts, the white slopes give way to a colorful paradise for mountain bikers and hikers of every skill level. For those who want to experience an adrenaline rush, Tamarack’s zipline tour takes you over creeks, canyons and forests. In the summer months, head to the lake and take a relaxing ride on a kayak, test your balancing skills on a stand-up paddleboard, or rent a motorized pontoon boat or wake boat. From sailing and surfing to water skiing and wakeboarding, to fly fishing and white-water rafting, life on the lake is ever moving.

If you desire to leave Tamarack for an adventure, Boise, named America’s most livable city in 2019, is just an easy day trip away via the Payette River. Even closer, you can visit the western-style towns of Donnelly and McCall, known for its winter carnival, fine shopping, restaurants, and boating on the Payette Lake.

Tamarack is a four-season resort experience. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, meadows, hot springs and alpine lakes, you can enjoy an active and fun vacation experience no matter the season. Fresh powder covers the mountains in the winter, attracting skiers and snowboarders alike. Although temperatures drop, winter enthusiasts benefit from sunny blue skies, low costs and short lift lines. Stay up-to-date on the latest snow and grooming report by clicking here.

As winter ends, vacationers experience a plethora of different adventures when temperatures are at its peak. If you are looking for the very warmest time to visit Tamarack, allowing you to engage in the wide variety of water sports and fun on the lake, the hottest months are July - September. June is considered to be the best time to visit, as temperatures are warm, the number of tourists aren't quite at its maximum, and you can partake in a host of mountain activities while also roaming the streets comfortably, popping into local shops, breweries, and restaurants.

WEATHER: Monthly Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
High 30° 36° 45° 54° 64° 72°
Low 10° 19° 25° 32° 38°
Rainfall 2.5 in. 1.9 in. 2.1 in. 1.5 in. 1.7 in. 1.7 in.
Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
High 84° 83° 73° 59° 41° 30°
Low 42° 39° 32° 24° 18°
Rainfall 0.7 in. 0.6 in. 1.1 in. 1.4 in. 2.2 in. 3.0 in.