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Come lend a hand in preparation for the 2019-20 season! Any an all help is appreciated between 12:30 and 6pm.


The little mountain with a big heart.

Located just three miles east of downtown Hailey, Idaho, Rotarun Ski Area has been a community hub for local snow sports enthusiasts since 1948. A training site for Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) programming, Rotarun also offers public skiing throughout the winter season.

SVSEF Programs at Rotarun

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation provides low-cost, entry-level ski and snowboard programming at Rotarun.

LASAR (Learn to Alpine Ski and Race) is a program for children ages 5-12 that invites all levels of ability. The objectives for the program include improving skiing technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, ski racing skills, self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches. The team trains Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm, January 8-February 28, 2020.

Rota-Rippers is an entry-level ski and snowboard program that teaches 5-11 year old children the joys of skiing. The team trains Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00pm, January 13-February 25, 2020.



FEATURED: Read about Rotarun in SVPN

Read the article


“Rotarun breeds lifelong skiers,

a letter to the editor in the Idaho Mountain Express, March 6, 2019

Rotarun Ski Area has been a hidden gem of this community. It has provided numerous youths with the most affordable (free!) opportunity to learn a lifelong skill and, for some, passion. It may take a parent, or a loved one, the time, but in my opinion, there is no better way to spend time with your children than in the crisp winter air.

With corporate America slowly taking over the ski industry (sadly, even in our valley), Rotarun has proved that one can provide the seed and roots to a culture that many of us have been blessed to be a part of. Thanks to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, the support of the Rotarun sponsors and the south valley skiers, the simplicity of the skier’s soul lives on in the Wood River Valley.

Pat Owen, Hailey