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.
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.
“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.