Rotarun to provide free day passes for all on New Year’s Eve Day

HAILEY, Idaho – December 28, 2023 – Public skiing at Rotarun Ski Area will officially open for the season on Sunday, Dec. 31 from 12-4 p.m. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to come take a few turns with free one-day passes valid for Sunday provided at the ticket window. 

The local La Parilla food truck will be onsite with tacos, enchiladas, burritos, burgers, and more for sale—the makings for a perfect tailgate afternoon with family and friends.

“We are excited to open the hill for free public skiing this Sunday afternoon,” said Riley Berman, Rotarun’s Mountain Manager. “While we’re not quite ready for night skiing with the limited snowpack, the hill is in great shape to come out with the family and make some turns to welcome the new year.”

Rotarun Ski Area is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities and hill access is via one surface platter lift. Free parking is available at the base area. Public skiing hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. Public skiing is FREE on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. 

Individual and family season passes for 2023/24 are available at Day tickets are available in-person at the Rotarun ticket window and children 5 years and younger ski for free. Rotarun also offers the opportunity to host birthday parties on-site.

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About Rotarun

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. For more information, please visit