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Tamarack to open Friday with top-to-bottom skiing, ‘knee-deep powder’

Tamarack Resort will have runs available from the top to the bottom of West Mountain when it opens Friday for the ski season.

“The summit has knee-deep powder and our snowmaking system has helped beef up our snow depths on the lower part of the mountain,” General Manager Brad Larsen said.

The Summit Express lift will be open with terrain available from The Spine to the north boundary. Tamarack Express will provide access to Waltz, the most popular beginner trail. The Discovery lift will be open for the beginner area. A terrain park of four to five features will be available, too.

Intermediate trail Showtime is expected to open for groomed, top-to-bottom skiing on Saturday.

All services will be open. Seven Devils restaurant will be open for lunch, beginning at 11 a.m., and dinner.

Lift tickets are full price ($69 adults, $44 teen/senior, $30 junior, 6 and under free).

Bogus Basin and Brundage Mountain open Saturday. They haven’t announced what terrain will be open but the snowstorm expected to hit over the next 24 hours could give Bogus enough snow to offer top-to-bottom skiing from Deer Point Express. Bogus plans an announcement by noon Friday.

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I’ll be at Tamarack on Friday morning, Brundage on Friday afternoon and Bogus on Saturday morning. Watch the Playing Outdoors blog for updates and videos on the ski area openings.