Rules for conduct of Skiers and Snowboarders

12/10/2011

Especially in high season the slopes are very crowded, it is precisely in these moments that one needs to respect some simple rules of good conduct that will avoid unpleasant incidents and mishaps during your holiday:

  • A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
  • A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowbaording to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
  • A skier or snowbaorder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
  • A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary.
  • A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.
  • Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowbarder must avoid stopping on the slope in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the ski run as soon as possible.
  • A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep on side of the piste.
  • A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
  • At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
  • Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.
  • As a matter of practice it is advisable that every skier and snowboarder should not ski at the extreme edge of the slope, but leave sufficient space for other persons to pass.
  • Each and every skier should be aware and react accordingly to the trajecotories of other skiers, taking into particular consideration their type of skis (snowboard, telemark, fun carving, etc.)