Last week's snowfall in the Wood River Valley has encouraged those intrepid individuals and community volunteers operating Hailey's Rotarun Ski Area, a fun, family-oriented slope located west of the city.
The Rotarun Ski Club is looking forward to its first big event of 2010. It's the annual Arkoosh Cup alpine ski race for kids ages 12-and-under set for Saturday, Jan. 30 starting at 10 a.m. at Rotarun. Pre-registration there is 8:30-10 a.m.
Day-of-race registration is $20 per person including a Rotarun lift ticket. If you register in advance, the cost is $15. Contact Sarah Busdon at 788-1173 to sign up in advance.
Arkoosh Cup age classes for boys and girls are 4-and-under, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12—all in ski team and non-ski team divisions. Trophies provided by the Rotarun Ski Club will go to the top five finishers in each age class and division.
Rotarun plans night skiing
Busdon said the Rotarun Ski Club plans to start night skiing on Friday evenings starting the first week of February. Until then and after, the ski slope operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.
Daily lift passes are $18 for adults, $12 for juniors ages 11-17, $8 for children ages 5-10, and $5 for tots 4-and-under. Still on sale are Rotarun season passes at $249 for a family of four ($50 additional family members), $145 adults, $90 juniors, $70 children and $55 for tots.
Call Rotarun at 788-6204 for additional details. The ski area is located three miles west of Hailey out Croy Canyon, at Rodeo Drive.