About Rotarun Ski Area

A community ski area in the Wood River Valley

Located just three miles west of downtown Hailey, Idaho, Rotarun Ski Area has been a community hub for local snow sports enthusiasts since 1948. Rotarun offers affordable youth snowsport programming and public skiing throughout the winter season. Since 2017, Rotarun and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF), separate 501c3 organizations, have worked together to collectively further learn-to-ski and ride programs and advanced training opportunities for the youth of the Wood River Valley.

DonateOperating Hours

Rotarun Programs

Rota-Rippers

For athletes looking to progress beyond Rota-Rippers, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation offers snowsport programs at all levels.

View Programs

Rota-Rippers is a community supported, tuition-free, learn to ski and snowboard program dedicated to enriching the lives of underrepresented, financially underprivileged, and at-risk youth in our community. The program is designed to teach the skills that build confidence, courage, and a lifelong pursuit of winter recreation.

Rota-Rippers is for children ages 5-11, K-5th grade, (must be 5 years old by January 1, 2022). Each session is limited to 50 participants. Athletes may participate in either session 1 or session 2, not both. There is a 2 year participation limit for each athlete.

100% of program costs are covered by Rotarun Ski Club, Inc., the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s (SVSEF) Cooper-Taché First Tracks Fund, the Kids Mountain Fund, and our incredible community partners and donors.

Barb Dunn
Program Director
bdunn@rotarun.org
(802)324-6073
Kelly O’Neill
Program Coordinator
koneill@rotarun.org
Dave Boldwin
Snowboard Head Coach
Nora Gutarra
Translator

Enrollment:
Ages: 5-11, athletes must be 5 years old by January 1, 2022. Each session is limited to 50 participants. Athletes may participate in either session 1 or session 2, not both. There is a 2 year participation limit for each athlete. Athlete-to-coach ratio is 6:1.

Schedule:
Session 1 – January 10 – February 1
Session 2 – February 7 – March 1

Monday and Tuesday, 3pm-5pm

Application

For athletes looking to progress beyond Rota-Rippers, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation offers snowsport programs at all levels.

Learn More

El programa Rota-Rippers es un programa libre de pago, para la enseñanza de ski y snowboard. Este programa se dedica al enriquecimiento de la vida de los niños no tan bien representados en nuestra comunidad y al apoyo a las familias de bajos recursos financieros. El diseño de este programa es enseñar las técnicas para desarrollar confianza, audacia en sí mismo así como mantener la dedicación a la recreación deportiva durante el invierno por el resto de sus vidas.

El programa es para las edades de 5 a 11 años/ Kindergarten – 5th grado, (debe de haber cumplido los 5 años para el 1 de Enero del 2022). Cada sesión está limitada a solo 50 participantes. Cada participante puede atender ya sea a la 1era o 2nd sesión, no a las dos. Y existe un máximo de dos años por participante para atender el programa.

El 100% del costo del programa está completamente cubierto por el Club de Ski de Rotarun Inc, La Fundación de Educación de Ski de Sun Valley (SVSEF), Cooper-Taché First Tracks Fund, the Kids Mountain Fund, y por nuestros increíbles miembros de la comunidad y sus donadores.

Barb Dunn
Program Director
bdunn@rotarun.org
(802)324-6073
Kelly O’Neill
Program Coordinator
koneill@rotarun.org
Dave Boldwin
Snowboard Head Coach
Nora Gutarra
Translator

Enrollment:
Ages: 5-11, athletes must be 5 years old by January 1, 2022. Each session is limited to 50 participants. Athletes may participate in either session 1 or session 2, not both. There is a 2 year participation limit for each athlete. Athlete-to-coach ratio is 6:1.

Schedule:
Session 1 – January 10 – February 1
Session 2 – February 7 – March 1

Monday and Tuesday, 3pm-5pm

Solicitud

SVSEF Programs

SVSEF South Valley Programs

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) teams that offer ease of access, with training held at Rotarun Ski Area and Quigley Nordic Center and transportation options from local area schools. (Due to COVID considerations, transportation is TBD for the 21/22 season).

Donate

Support Rotarun

Helps us in offering affordable access to snow sports for the Wood River Valley community.

Donate OnlineSponsor Rotarun
"Rotarun Ski Area has been a hidden gem of this community, providing numerous youths with the most affordable (free!) opportunity to learn a lifelong skill and for many, passion."

Pat Owen
Hailey, Idaho