Last year a group tried assisting the homeowner's association to try to get it to open the lifts. They started too late and weren't able to make it happen. Then last April Tamarack converted from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to a Chapter 11 restructuring in hopes of bringing some buyers to the table. I heard they had some offers, but they were substantially less than what they were looking for.
Then a few months ago a deal was made where the existing creditors would give the homeowners $2 million to get the lifts turning for the year but only if the folks who had been hanging on to the pieces of Tamarack stepped aside and gave up all ownership. (Amazingly, I think this was still Jean Pierre at the helm trying to resuscitate, but I could be wrong on that.) Anyway, that group left and now the plan is for new leadership and new staff to get the lifts running again while the creditors group looks for a new buyer.
I know there were questions last year regarding the status of the lifts since they were never properly mothballed when Tamarack shut down and regular maintenance hadn't been done. If they think they can open in December, then I'm sure this issue has been solved - it takes a while to get lifts ready to run and they would have already had to have started.
A lot of good people lost their jobs at Tamarack. If you're on Facebook, look up the "Tamtanic" group. The Wall is pretty amusing.