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.