HOW TO BEHAVE ON A SKI SLOPE?
TEN RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SKI FEDERATION
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
A skier or snowboarder must always behave in such a way that he or she does not endanger or prejudice others.
CONTROL OF SPEED AND SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING
Every skier or snowboarder must move in control, at adequate distance, and with regard to visibility. He or she must adapt the speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his or her personal ability and 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 or her route in such a way as not to endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he or she leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
ENTERING AND STARTING
A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run or starting again after stopping on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he or she can do so without endangering himself or herself or others.
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 and clear the slope as soon as possible.
CLIMBING AND DESCENDING ON FOOT
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the slope.
RESPECT FOR SIGNS AND MARKINGS
Skiers and snowboarders must respect all signs and markings.
At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.
SIX RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SNOWBOARDERS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF ACCIDENTS ON SKI SLOPES AND CROSS-COUNTRY TRAILS
1/ Always make sure the front leg is tethered to the board
2/ Always check the slope before starting a turn but especially on the heel side.
3/ Stop only at the edge of the slope, do not sit or lie on the slopes.
4/ Immediately put unfastened snowboard in the snow with the binding downwards.
5/ The rear leg must be unfastened on lifts.
6/ Each downhill user is required to know the FIS rules. If a downhill user causes an accident due to not observing the FIS rules, he or she is responsible for this behaviour.