mountain safety

Know the Code. It’s Your Responsibility.

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers.

Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.


  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other
    people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to
    avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from
    above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield
    to others.
  • Sundance Requires leashes and/or ski brakes on all snowboards and skis.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.


Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.