Rotarun Ski Area in central Idaho, less than three miles (5 km) west of Hailey in Blaine County. The elevation of its summit is 5,895 feet (1,797 m) above sea level, with a vertical drop of 475 feet (145 m) on its treeless north-facing slopes of Art Richards Mountain. A Poma lift was installed in 1998; it replaced a J-bar lift that had served since 1964. The primary lift before the J-bar was a rope tow.
The facility has operated since the 1950s and offers an affordable alternative for alpine skiing for the Wood River Valley. (The world-famous Sun Valley resort is 15 miles (24 km) north, with significantly higher prices.) Rotarun operates on Friday and Saturday nights and weekend days; it is the only ski area for night skiing within a three hours’ drive. The ski area is supported by community volunteers and donations.