ROTARUN IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON – THANKS FOR A GREAT
2018-2019 ON THE HILL!
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 snowsports enthusiasts since 1948. Rotarun Ski Area is currently operated by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF); in addition to SVSEF programming, public skiing will be offered beginning in January 2019.
“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.
LASAR (Learn to Alpine Ski and Race) is a program for children of all levels of ability who are in grades K-5. 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 11-March 1.
Rota-Rippers is an entry-level ski and snowboard program that teaches 5-9 year old children the joys of skiing. The team trains Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, January 15-February 28.