Slope rules

10 FIS Rules for the Conduct of Skiers and Snowboarders

  1. Respect for others

Every skier or snowboarder must consistently behave in such a way that they do not endanger or prejudice others.

  1. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding

Every skier or snowboarder must move at a reasonable distance from others and taking account of how far they can see. They must adapt their speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to their personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.

  1. Choice of route

Skiers or snowboarders coming from behind must choose their route in such a way that they do not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.

  1. Overtaking

You can overtake above or below, to the right or to the left, but always provided you leave enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.

  1. Entering, starting and moving upwards

Every skier or snowboarder entering a marked run or starting again after stopping must look up and down the slopes and make sure they can do so without endangering themselves or others.

  1. Stopping

Every skier or snowboarder must avoid unnecessarily stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, you must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.

  1. Climbing and descending on foot

Skiers or snowboarders climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.

  1. Respect for signs and markings

Every skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.

  1. Assistance in accidents

In an accident, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to provide first aid.

  1. Duty to identify oneself

Every skier or snowboarder, whether witness or participant, whether responsible or not, must provide their personal information in the event of an accident.