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.

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Rotarun Programs


Rota-Rippers is a tuition-free, community supported, learn to ski and snowboard program located at Rotarun Ski Area in Hailey, Idaho. The program is designed to inspire the love of the mountains and celebrate diversity and access for all children of the Wood River Valley.

The Rota-Rippers program is an entry-level ski and snowboard program that teaches 5-11 year-old children the joys of skiing and riding. The objectives for the program include improving skiing and riding technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, honing skills, and developing self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches. Our Rota-Rippers athletes are coached by SVSEF trained and certified coaches and volunteers; ensuring the best possible experience.

Barb Dunn
Alpine Head Coach

Dave Boldwin
Snowboard Head Coach

Ages: 5-11. 50 per session limit. One session per child allowed. Athlete-to-coach ratio is 6:1. Athletes must be 5 years old by January 1, 2021.

Session 1 – January 11-February 2
Session 2 – February 8 – March 2

Training two days a week on Monday and Tuesday, 3pm-5pm.


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).


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"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