Rotarun Ski Area is located out Croy Canyon, west of Hailey, Idaho. Shortly after the Second World War, the “hill” began to be used by people walking up and skiing down. Ann Janet Winn—1948 Winter Olympics-Switzerland participant—began teaching local children the skill of skiing. She started at the small hill at the Hailey Elementary School and later took students to locations west of Hailey to teach lessons. 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.

LASAR (Learn to Alpine Ski and Race) is a program for children of all levels of ability who are in grades K-5. The objectives for the program include improving skiing technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, ski racing skills, self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches. The team trains Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm, January 11-March 1.

Rota-Rippers is an entry-level ski and snowboard program that teaches 5-9 year old children the joys of skiing. The team trains Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, January 15-February 28.



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