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Safety On The Slopes

We’ve taken the advice from The International Ski Federation (FIS), The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and The British Consulate in Vienna for supreme safety on the slopes.

*Please note that the following points have been translated directly into English by FIS.

The International Ski Federation (FIS): Top Tips

1. Respect For Others
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.

2. Control Of Speed
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. They must adapt speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to their personal ability and to the prevailing conditions.

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 ahead.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Stopping On The Piste
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted.

7. Climbing And Descending On Foot
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.

8. Respect For Signs and Markings
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.

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

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

Be Avalanche Aware

Snow reports, weather forecasts and avalanche risk levels are available in resort at the lift stations. Snow and weather reports, and information on avalanches are available at: www.skiclub.co.uk/safety