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02-11-2015 01:19 PM
SBK FWIW we had already committed to the trip and decided to go this past weekend.
Brundage has a decent snowpack still and was fun running groomers the whole day on Sunday. Monday we went to Tamarack where it was pouring rain on the lower mountain in the morning. We got soaked but warmed up in the lodge a couple of times before heading up for a couple of hours on the upper mountain. The rain had stopped and we had a great time cruising wind distributed snow. It was almost like riding fresh snow and there was only one other group of three boarders on the whole upper mountain.

The lower part of Tamarack is very spotty and you have to pick your way down to avoid bare patches. Without some significant snow in the future both places could be in trouble. Still a fun trip with good dinners in McCall at night.
02-06-2015 04:03 PM
Ballistic_BW Can't comment on those resorts in particular but the shitty conditions that have been plaguing the rest of the country caught up with us in northern Idaho...lost like 3 feet of snow in last few weeks, conditions worse now than opening day.

I'd check their snow reports real close before making the trek.
02-04-2015 09:48 PM
SBK Curious if anyone has been to Brundage or Tamarack recently?

Heading there from Seattle for a couple of days this weekend and are wondering if the snow that is falling is heavy and wet or is holding up well.

01-16-2015 10:37 PM
HoboMaster I do, but not usually too frequently. Too busy enjoying the other summer sports while they last. Timberline is relatively flat, but can be pretty fun to visit once or twice during the summer for the hell of it (or more if you're a park rat, that's the main appeal).
01-16-2015 10:21 PM
Ballistic_BW I'll work on putting something together Hobo. That sucks about Hood man. We have a shitty year here for us, but still better than a lot of places it sounds like. Do you ride Hood in the summer?
01-16-2015 09:50 PM
HoboMaster I'd be happy to post up your reviews of Silver & Lookout Ballastic, just send me a PM with the content and I'll add it to the top, thanks!

In other news, I live in Portland, OR now and horribly miss my Idaho powder. This winter has been terrible here, I feel like Mt. Hood has received 60% of it's precipitation as rain, waaaaay to warm out. Enjoy those Idaho freshies for me.
01-16-2015 09:15 PM
Ballistic_BW I had no idea they got shut down man =/

Peak has been on my bucket list for years...

Silver is a nice mountain tho...Lookout pass has the best snow, Schweitzer has the best terrain...silver is a nice mix of both. And it's super convenient. 40mins of freeway from my house to the gondola up.
01-16-2015 09:05 PM
Clayton Bigsby Silver's a cool mtn, but the main reason we went to Silver, was to ride powder at Peak Adventures Cat skiing, until the state of Idaho decided to not give them a permit to use the terrain that Steve, Terry and Scotty had been using with no problems for 16 years.

That was a yearly trip for us and doubt we'll ever come across a group of cat owners that loved riding powder as much as their customers. Steve left the number of runs up to you and your group. They guaranteed you at least 8, but we consistently were getting between 15 and 20, with no complaints from Steve or Scotty.

Anyways if you plan on staying in Kellogg, look up, every time we went, we rent one of her houses. They're older homes but at $60-70 a night, hot tubs, sleeping 4-6, full kitchens, privacy (no crowded hotel) and within a mile drive. The last year we went the tram almost went over our roof and we could walk to the base lodge for beer and pizza
01-16-2015 04:04 PM
Ballistic_BW Since snowmoose brought this thread back from the dead...if you want I would be happy to give reviews on Silver MT and Lookout as I primarily ride those and Schweitzer Hobomaster.
01-16-2015 03:52 PM
SnowMoose Just back from Schweitzer. Good mountain and friendly people. Hope to get back there someday.

Plus thanks for this thread.

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