Outdoors Blog

Tamarack to re-open lift-served bike park in June

Tamarack Resort will offer lift-served mountain biking this summer for the first time in nine years.

The planned opening is June 25. The Tamarack Express lift will run Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 4. That gives riders 1,700 vertical feet to ride.

Last year, Tamarack offered a six-person shuttle to the top of the trails.

The trail system was built in the mid-2000s at a cost of more than $2 million. Trails will be refurbished and some new features will be added for this summer.

“We’re back on our feet. We’re stable. And we want to get this thing cranked up again,” Tamarack Resort General Manager Brad Larsen said. “We’ve got the trails — that’s the hard part.”

The bike park is geared toward downhill mountain biking. Cross-country mountain biking also is offered at the resort. Rentals for both types of mountain biking are available in the resort’s Sports Dome.

A season pass for mountain biking will cost $99 through June 20. After that, it’s $129.

“We were met with a lot of enthusiasm by the mountain biking community when we introduced the bike park shuttle last year, and this year we want to deliver more,” Larsen said. “By offering lift service, improving our trail system and adding new features, we’re hoping to bring something new and exciting to the bike community.”