Policies & Safety
Your Responsibility Code
Skiing and riding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country, and other specialized equipment, such as that used by adaptive skiers and riders. 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 and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great on-hill 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.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- 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 the National Ski Areas Association.
Go with the Flow
Sunday River's Go With The Flow program promotes the use of sound, personal judgment regarding speed and control when skiing and riding. Because "fast" skiing and riding may mean different things to different people, Go With The Flow reminds skiers and riders to be courteous and follow the pace of those around them. In addition to Ski Patrol and Mountain Host support, you will see green Go With The Flow banners on lift area signs and at key areas on the mountain outlining the program. Go With The Flow focuses on three key messages:
- Be Aware - Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Respect Slow Zones - Slow down at orange signs and all trail junctions.
- Follow the Pace - Faster than those around you is too fast.
Park Education & Etiquette
The Park Education & Etiquette Program, or PEEPs, is an educational program focuses on terrain park safety that was developed for Sunday River and our sister Boyne Resorts mountains. Program participants receive a special PEEPs pass and qualify for special savings and rewards.
Sunday River promotes the Smart Style program and uses the Orange Oval to designate Freestyle Terrain, such as parks and pipes. Prior to using Freestyle Terrain, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Freestyle Terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings, and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air.
- Look Before You Leap - Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know landings are clear, and clear yourself out of the landing area.
- Easy Style It - Start small and work your way up.
- Respect Gets Respect - From the lift line through the park.