FIS-Rules of Conduct

How to behave correctly on the slopes

1. Respect for others

A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or put damage to others.

2. control of speed 

A skier or snowboarder must move ski/board in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal skills and to the conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the activity on the slope. 

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 in front of him.

4. overtaking 

A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder from above or from below and from the right or from the left if he pays attention that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.

5. Entering, starting again on a slope 

A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping orafter havin used a lift must look up and down the slopes so that he can start again without endangering himself or others.

6. stopping on the slopes

Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the slopes in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must clear of the slope 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 slope.

8. Respect for signs and markings

A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings. He also has to follow all instructions of the mountain rescue services.

9. Assistance 

In case of an accident is every skier or snowboarder duty bound to assist.

10. Identification

Every skier, snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.



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