The New York Times has a lengthy piece online today that looks at the bumpy road that Tamarack Resort near Donnelly has faced.  The NYT story picks up in the last decade with dreams of a Sun Valley-like concept that died in the economic crash of 2008-2009.

The story looks at a new reality for Tamarack – with residents in control and a more homespun role instead of a Hollywood glitz model.

And while there has been lots of recent progress, it seems unlikely that Tamarack will fulfill the original idea of a high-end resort for skiers flying in from around the world.

The hopes of a fancy Andre Agassi-backed Fairmont hotel with an ice bar (really) are long gone… but at least the lifts are open.

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Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.