Maximize the fun by staying safe

Just a few ways to get the most out of your ride at Sundance Mountain Resort.

It is the responsibility of every hiker and biker to remain safe while on the mountain or in nature. The following guidelines are meant to help you and your group enjoy all that Sundance has to offer.

Important Information About The Trail System

  1. Use of the trail system involves the risk of injury. You control the degree of risk you will encounter in using the trails and features in the trail system.
  2. Do not attempt any of the trails or features unless you have sufficient ability and skill to do so safely. Always ride in control and within your ability level.
  3. All riders must have a valid wrist band, and have turned in a current Summer Liability Waiver before using the trail system.
  4. Helmets are mandatory while on the trail system and protective padding is strongly recommended.
  5. 24″ minimum wheels are recommended.
  6. The trail system is not recommended for inexperienced riders.
  7. All trails (except for the expert trail) are open to uphill and downhill riding. Uphill riders have the right of way.
  8. Beware of changing conditions on the trails and features. It is your responsibility to inspect features before use and throughout the day.
  9. Individual features and trails are closed for a reason. Do not enter trails or features when closed.
  10. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic.
  11. Stay off closed access roads. Stop at all road crossings.


Mountain Bike Responsibility Code

Mountain biking involves the risk of injury. Common sense and caution can reduce the risk, for your safety and the safety of others, please adhere to the code.

  1. Ride in control and within your ability level. You must be able to avoid other people or objects.
  2. Stay off the lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by drugs, alcohol or fatigue.
  3. Wear a helmet. It is mandatory! Other protective equipment is strongly recommended.
  4. Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified mechanic before you ride.
  5. Be sure you have the physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload from the lifts. Ask the lift attendant for assistance if you need it.
  6. Be aware of changing conditions on trails and features. Inspect features before use and throughout the day.
  7. Stay on marked trails. Ride only in the direction indicated buy the trail markers and map. Obey all signs and warnings. Do not cut switchbacks. Keep off closed areas.
  8. Avoid riders ahead of you. They have the right of way. Uphill traffic has the right of way.
  9. Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill or uphill.
  10. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  11. If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must identify yourself to Bike Patrol or a staff member.
  12. Do no feed, provoke or approach wildlife.
  13. Do no ride down stairs. Use caution while riding on pathways.

Know the code – be safety conscious

It is your responsibility. Riding privileges may be revoked for breach of this code.

Mountain Bike Checklist

Mountain bike trails are rough and demanding on both the bike and body. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic

  1. Ensure your helmet is in good shape and properly adjusted
  2. Inspect bike frame, fork and other components for cracked, damaged or dented areas
  3. Check that your brake pads are in good condition and are not worn
  4. Front and rear axles (skewers) should be tight
  5. Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play
  6. Check that your tires are in good condition with no tears or cuts in the sidewall
  7. Handlebar and handle grips must be tight and unable to spin
  8. Seat and seat post must be fastened securely


Be aware that weather may change suddenly. Be prepared for adverse weather conditions with appropriate gear and essentials. Be aware that lifts may close suddenly for period of time due to inclement weather conditions.


Be aware that you may encounter wildlife. Please be respectful of animals, and do not approach, feed or harass wildlife. Be vigilant to avoid a negative encounter.

Drone Use

No private drone use is allowed at Sundance Mountain Resort.


We allow pedal-assist bikes, but we do not allow throttle activated e-bikes. Bikes over 50 pounds not permitted on the lift but may be ridden on trails from the base.

Pets and Service Animals

No animals, including service animals, are allowed on any of the chair lifts due to safety issues.

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