Mountain Safety

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At Sunlight Mountain Resort, we take skier and snowboarder safety very seriously. Each season we implement a number of safety measures aimed at proactively educating guests and employees on the fundamentals of enjoying a safe day on the slopes ­- and throughout the resort.

Kids! Sign up to be official members of the Sunlight Safety Club

Are you an uphill skier, or hiker? Please read and sign our Uphill Passport agreement

Learn more about how to enjoy a safer day on the slopes below. 



Remember it's your responsibility to know how to use and ride the lifts safely. Learn more at including safety tips on how to load, ride and unload responsibly, general skiing and riding tips, coloring pages for kids, public service announcements and more.


KNOW the code

With common sense and the seven points of Your Responsibility Code, you can have a safer day on the slopes. 

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.


Sunlight supports the use of snow sport helmets. For more information, safety tips and research to help better understand the benefits of helmet use and snow sport safety visit 


Terrain Park Safety

Smart Style is a national terrain park safety program that offers you safety tips for using terrain parks. The Smart Style video along with the work together to emphasize the importance of safety in terrain parks across the country.

Safety is Your Responsibility

Exercising personal responsibility on the slopes is not only a good idea, here in Colorado, it’s the law. The Colorado Ski Safety Act establishes responsibilities for skiers and snowboarders and spells out risks inherent to the sport. 

Under the law, skiers and snowboarders are responsible for skiing and riding within one’s ability level, maintaining control of one’s course and speed, avoiding collisions with others, and to obey all signs and closures. 

By educating yourself, friends, and family, you are taking a responsible step toward further ensuring a seamless and pleasurable mountain experience. The menus below are designed as an educational resource that outline the key points of a variety of ski and snowboard safety topics.


Sunlight Mountain Resort
10901 County Road 117
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
800.445.7931 or 970.945.7491



Sunlight Mountain Resort operates with a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest. Sunlight Mountain Resort is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.