The crew at Tamarack is working hard to get things all dialed for the opening round of the NW Cup. There will be a few changes from years past given the current circumstances.
If you haven’t heard, Tamarack has come aboard as a sponsor of the 2020 NW Cup to help insure that it actually happens. Their support is integral to our operations given the late start and postponed races, and we owe them a debt of gratitude.
For that matter, all of the sponsors of the series has been nothing but patient and supportive. We are so fortunate to have these rock solid relationships through good times and bad.
Here are a few notes from Wolfe Ashcroft, Tamarack Bike Park Manager.
What’s new at Tamarack Bike Park?
– New trail builder- completing about 2 miles of beginner and expert trails that were started last summer including a flow/jump line. Will be laying out and starting construction on new blue flow/jump trail from Hub 1-hub 5 during the summer. Building new Jump park/skills park and pump track in base area.
– Tamarack Village is now open and includes coffee shop and market.
– Mid Mountain Yurt will be open during lift hours serving grilled food and alcohol.
What can I expect due to COVID?
– Read our full website on how the entire resort and specifically the bike park will be handling safety precautions here; https://tamarackidaho.com/covid-19-health-and-safety-plan Specifically note social distancing and lift loading protocols including self load of bikes and PPE.
– No bike wash
– No water jugs- touchless water fountain located in Village Market
What’s new for the race?
– Dry camping on West mountain road for 100 people on 5 acres. Details in the agreement regarding rules. Water is available at Poison Creek State Park across the road (day use pass required).
– Showers are available at Poison Creek State Park and a day pass to the Lodge at Osprey Meadows including swimming pool, locker room, showers is available for purchase at the Lodge.
– Vehicle camping allowed in same lot as always as well as in the Aspen lot located at the entry to the resort. Pelican Bike trail is accessible from both camping areas to ride to the lifts.
– Discounted lodging packages available– Code coming soon but just mention you’re coming to the race and they’ll help you out.
This, and the link midway through should answer most of your questions regarding the resort. Stay tuned for an update regarding revisions to standard race procedures in our effort to help you Shred Safely. Also, keep an eye on the current status of Idaho regarding Covid19
Primitive dry tent camping on West Mountain road is available beginning on Tuesday night.
RV camping (not in pit row) will open up on Tuesday night
Pit Row camping is available on the North side of the parking lot beginning Wednesday night (NO parking on South Side of lot)
Pit Row camping on Southside of lot is available beginning Thursday night.
* It is all first come first served and I suggest people don’t park like jerks so that there is room for everyone. This will be self-managed camping and is free of charge. Please respect our homeowners, guests and fellow competitors.
* NO open campfires in any of the camping.
* Generators allowed in RV camping-but please be respectful of your neighbors and noise.
* Porta Potties will be available in the tent camping area as well as in Pit Row
* Showers are available at Poison Creek State Park (fee paid to state park)
* Showers and swimming pool available for day use at Lodge at Osprey Meadows for a fee.