Rotarun Ski Area

A nonprofit organization

7 donors

Shortly after the Second World War, the “hill” was enjoyed by folks walking up and skiing down on what was to be Art Richards Mountain. In 1948 a group of local residents constructed a tractor-and-pulley rope tow out of used farm equipment, and the local Hailey ski area was born.  The first ski school was established in 1962 and Rotarun Ski Club, Inc. was formalized a year later to shepherd the 99 year lease with Blaine County on land that was donated by the Arkoosh family

What would after school ski camps and early career race training in December through March do for the children of the valley and the skiing industry as a whole? 

L.A.S.A.R. is Rotarun's primary children’s after school ski program. For two days a week children each day practice the fundamentals racing and not screen time. With snowmaking, students can start training sooner, on more consistent snow, all week.

With the recent gift of a water right, Idaho Gives is the launch of Rotarun’s capital improvement campaign to raise Rotarun into sustainability through participation. 

Thank you for hearing us out. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page, the suggested donations have some fun facts along the way. With your donation today you help ensure Rotarun’s future.

-Jesse Foster, Board President

Organization Data


Organization name

Rotarun Ski Area

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PO BOX 2083
HAILEY, ID 83333