Let the "Mind Grind" begin: Name Tamarack's SuperPipe or Terrain Park
and win a pair of Rossignol skis or a Rossignol snowboard

Crank up the idea monger and let your mind grind it out--Tamarack Resort launched a naming contest today for Idaho's first-ever SuperPipe and 10-acre Terrain Park. Both the SuperPipe and park are being designed and built at Tamarack by Ryan Neptune and Pat Melondoski of Planet Snow Tools, a company known best for designing courses for X-Games, Gravity Games, the U.S. Open, World Cup events, and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

When completed in December, Tamarack's SuperPipe will send riders and skiers hucking high into the air with its 18-foot walls and 16-degree pitch. Tamarack's main Terrain Park will include two lines of features, 10 jumps of various sizes, and a combination of 15 rails and boxes. A separate, beginner children's park ensures that the whole family will be able to get into the freestyle groove.

"This contest is a fun way to involve our local community of snowboarders and free-riders. We're saying, Go For It; give us your best ideas for naming our new SuperPipe and park, and you could win an awesome prize - a new pair of Rossignol Scratch TwinTip skis or a Rossignol Todd Richards Pro snowboard," said Amy Koenig, Tamarack Vice President of Marketing. "We want everyone to share in the excitement about the fact that Tamarack is going to have, among many other world-class features, one of the most fun and challenging pipes and parks in the Northwest."

How the Contest Works
* Submit entries to participating ski/board retailers or on the Tamarack website
* Submit entries on or before December 10.
* Contestants may enter as often as they like and can enter names for the SuperPipe, the park or both.

Entries will be reviewed by Tamarack's SuperPipe & Terrain Park committee, which includes Ryan Neptune and Tamarack's ski/board retail partners. The committee will select one name for the SuperPipe and one for the Terrain Park. An "unveiling" will be held at the resort on December 18 to reveal the winners and the new names for the SuperPipe and the park. For more information, please call Jeff Carroll at 208.472.1750.

Skier flies off wall of Planet Snow Tools-designed super pipe at Mt. Hood.

Tamarack's 2004-05 Winter Season

When Tamarack opens Dec. 15, ski and snowboard enthusiasts will have access to 25 downhill runs via five lifts, including the Tamarack Express and Summit Express - both high-speed detachable quads - which will carry skiers and riders to Tamarack's 7,700-foot summit and provide a continuous 2,800-vertical-foot descent to the base area. The mix of terrain is suited for all skiers, boarders and families of varying abilities, as Tamarack offers what is considered in the industry a perfect mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. And, for the freestylist, Tamarack features a 500-foot super pipe and 10-acre terrain park, complete with jib yard -- among the first in the Pacific Northwest. For the Nordic and back-country skier, Tamarack offers a full-service Nordic ski park, complete with 30 km of ski trails, 10 km of groomed snowshoe trails and hundreds of acres of back-country skiing.

About Tamarack Resort

Tamarack Resort, the first all-season resort to be permitted in the U.S. in 22 years, has received national attention for having not one, but three spectacular crown jewels: a world-class ski mountain, a Robert Trent Jones II signature golf course and beautiful Lake Cascade, suitable for swimming, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking, and boating. A key element of the Tamarack community is The Club at Tamarack for homeowners, their families and guests. The Club at Tamarack plans social activities and family events, organizes discovery adventures such as whitewater rafting and fly fishing, and provides an unparalleled level of guest services to its members and guests.