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Keep the sport safe!

Sport is supposed to be fun, and to be safe as well. A maximum of safety and fun can only be guaranteed when all parties play fair and stick to some general rules. The FIS-rules for conduct in winter sports are recognized worldwide. Their goal is to prevent accidents among skiers and others using the runs. It is an obligation for every skier, snowboarder or cross-country skier to be familiar with these rules and to stick to them.

Safety:

Respect for other skiers and snowboarders:
Every skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.

 
 

Control of speed and manner of skiing/boarding:

Every skier or snowboarder must stick to an assured clear distance. He is to adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal abilities, to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.

 
 

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.

 
 

Ski & Snowboard:
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.

 
 

Respect for signs and markings:

Skiers and snowboarders must respect all signs and markings.

 
 

Children:

Children must under no circumstances be on a run without wearing a helmet!

 
 

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.

 
 

Stopping:

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.

 
 

Climbing and descending:

A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the
side of the piste.

 
 

Assistance:

At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.

 
 

Identification:

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

 
 

* Source: Official FIS Rules for Conduct.