Sundance Resort Journal

Avalanche patrol dog being held by it's trainer.

Unleashing Heroes on the Slopes

Since its inception in the mid-70s, the Avalanche Dog Program at Sundance Mountain Resort has played a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of adventurers exploring the pristine slopes of Utah. Over two decades, more than 20 dogs have been an integral part of this life-saving program, with each passing year adding new layers of expertise and knowledge to the curriculum. The program operates as a living legacy of dog training in Utah, where skills, information, and knowledge are not only passed down from one handler to the next but are also continuously refined and improved. It's a torch of knowledge that illuminates the path to safety, ensuring that the Avalanche Dog Program remains at the forefront of rescue efforts in the mountainous terrain.