Tamarack Resort has announced it is reopening a portion of its Wildwood trail system for skiers and riders as “hike-to” terrain.
The series of trails in the most northern section of the resort’s boundary includes 100 acres of slopes. Guests will be able to get to the new terrain via a short hike in and out of the trail system.
The Wildwood area originally closed in 2009 after a lift providing access to that section of the mountain was removed. Replay Resorts, which took over Tamarack’s operations in May, has decided to reopen the area.
“The Wildwood trails have been untouched by skiers and riders for nearly six years. Reopening this terrain to guests willing to take the short hike and ‘earn their turns’ is a great way to create a new ski experience that is unique to Tamarack,” said Brad Larsen, Tamarack Resort general manager, in a news release.
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The new Wildwood trail expansion augments existing out-of-bounds terrain at the south side of the resort, where skiers hike a short distance and are able to revel in untracked powder with the ability to reconnect with lifts at the bottom of the hill.
Unlike the out-of-bounds area, the new Wildwood terrain is within Tamarack’s permitted resort boundary and will be monitored by Tamarack’s ski patrol.
The new terrain does not have snow-making and will open when natural snow conditions allow.
“The skiing over there is incredible. It is one of my favorite places to ski. I am very excited to get skiers over to enjoy it this year,” said Larsen.
Guests will access this Wildwood trail system by skiing to the top of a the Enigma trail , then taking a 5-minute hike to the top of Wildwood. From there, guests can ski approximately halfway down the trails before being directed back to the resort’s main trail system with a short hike. Guests can then ski back to the established lift network via the Waltz ski trail.