The rules of conduct issued by the International Ski Federation (FIS) ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the slopes for skiers and snowboarders.
Always be careful when skiing and snowboarding in order to keep yourself and others safe on the slopes. Here are a few important things to bear in mind:
- Know your ability. Be mindful of your own safety when skiing and only use the ski slopes that are suitable to your skiing ability. The pistes are divided up into blue (novice), red (intermediate) and black (expert) slopes. All official ski slopes are groomed and checked regularly.
- Know your material. 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. Speak to a member of staff at one of the local ski shops or hire centres. They will gladly assist you.
- Know your limits.Ski at a speed adapted to the slope and the weather. Avoid skiing when you are tired or if do not have the proper technique.
- Know the FIS rules. These rules issued by the International Ski Federation (FIS) apply worldwide. They are mandatory and an important part of a fun and enjoyable experience.