On piste safety: rules for skiers and snowboarders
Spend a carefree day on the slopes. Safety above all!
1. Respect for others!
Skiers and snowboarders must always behave in such a way so they don’t endanger others.
2. Speed control and conduct
Skiers and snowboarders must always keep their speed under control. They must adapt speed and style in accordance to their abilities, also be aware of the terrain conditions and the quality of the snow.
3. Choice of pathway
Always remember that skiers and snowboarders ahead of you have restricted visibility. Therefore, it is your responsibility- when approaching- to choose the right path to avoid collisions.
Skiers and snowboarders can overtake from either sides or ends of the piste, leaving sufficient space for others to turn or change direction in complete safety.
5. Entering and crossing pistes
When entering or crossing a piste one must always look up and down to check for a clear way. One must also be ready to stop promptly to avoid accidents.
Unless it is absolutely necessary, skiers and snowboarders should avoid stopping along narrow parts of the piste or where visibility is restricted, especially in blind spots.
7. Climbing and descending on foot
If it’s necessary to climb or descend on foot, you must keep on the side of the slope. In low visibly conditions you must not attempt the climb or the descent on foot.
8. Signs and marking
All skiers and snowboarders must obey all signs and markings.
In the event of an accident it is everyone’s duty to provide assistance and first aid.
If you are involved in or witness of an accident, you are required to exchange name, address and personal details.
11. Minimum space for overtaking
Skiers and snowboarders must keep a minimum distance from the sides of the piste to allow others to safely overtake.
12. Equipment and routes
When on the piste you must be aware of the type of equipment used by others, such as Telemark, Snowboard, Ski Blade and therefore of their trajectories.