Published on 2/10/18

The 10 skier's golden rules

  1. Respect for others: A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
  2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding: A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
  3. Choice of route: A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
  4. Overtaking: 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 movement.
  5. Entering, starting and moving upwards: 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.
  6. Stopping on the piste: Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible
  7. Climbing and descending on foot: A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste
  8. Respect for signs and markings: A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
  9. Assistance: At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
  10. Identification: Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident

Ski lift safety rules

  • Leave bar down until you see the "raise restraining device" sign
  • Sit back against the backrest while in motion
  • Secure your things when you see the "prepare to unload" sign
  • Watch for and follow the signs

To sum up :

  • The more people are skiing, the more careful you muste be
  • Stay watchful at any time
  • Respect each other 
  • Respect safety rules

Now you are aware of all basics safety rules, you may fully enjoy your holidays safely!

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