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Skiing Safety

While on the ski slopes, follow the Rules for Safety from the International Ski Federation FIS, and mind your own safety and the safety of others when skiing and snowboarding. Reduce risks and enjoy your fun in the snow without any injuries.

Always be safety-minded when skiing and stay accident free. Follow these tips to minimise the risks:

  • Know your own ability. Be mindful of your own safety when skiing and only use the ski slopes that are suitable to your skiing ability. The routes are divided up into blue (novice), red (intermediate) and black (expert) slopes. Each official ski slope is prepared and checked regularly.
  • Recognise when material is in proper condition. Part of a safe skiing experience is having the model of skis or snowboard that is right for you and having an expert adjust the bindings. Trust your specialist dealer. The experts will gladly assist you.
  • Know your own limits. Ski at a speed adapted to the slope and the weather. Avoid jumping into the fun when you are fatigued or do not have the proper technique.
  • Know the FIS rules. The rules for conduct from the international Ski Federation apply worldwide, they are mandatory and enhance skiing safety.

The FIS rules

The FIS rules apply for all persons engaging in winter sports and enhance your safety when skiing and snowboarding.

Be considerate of others and help them in emergencies.Only ski as fast as your ability allows.Choose your lane and pay attention to signs and markings.Be considerate when overtaking, and watch out for other skiers when entering, starting and moving upwards on the slopes.The careful when stopping, ascending and descending.Even when out and about n the ski slopes, it is important to carry a piece of photo ID with you at all times.
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