A Tamarack Resort official reiterated plans to restore a popular high-speed ski lift that was repossessed in 2012 during the Idaho Statesman’s Playing Outdoors: Skis & Boards event on Tuesday.
Jon Reveal, who was named president of the resort after a recent sale, said the Wildwood Express ski lift is a priority for re-installation as Tamarack Resort Holdings works to complete the once-abandoned business.
The lift will need to be re-installed by helicopter in small chunks, Reveal said at the Statesman event.
The mile-long lift cost $4 million to install, according to a 2012 report from the Seattle Times. It was repossessed by Bank of America four years after Tamarack’s co-founder, Jean-Pierre Boespflug, ran dry on development funds.
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The Seattle Times said the lift had only 2,000 hours of use on it. Repossession efforts included helicopter removal of 18 lift towers that traversed 1,700 vertical feet.