10 FIS rules – how to behave correctly on the slopes
1. Respect for other skiers
Every skier or snowboarder must always behave in such a way so that he/she does not endanger or prejudice others.
2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
Every skier or snowboarder must move at a safe distance and with regard to how far he/she can see. He/she must adapt his/her speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his/her personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
3. Choice of route
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his/her route in such a way that he/she does not 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/she leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering and starting
Every skier or snowboarder entering a marked run or starting again after stopping on the slopes must look up and down the slopes to make sure that he/she can do so without endangering himself/herself or others.
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on a piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After falling, the skier or snowboarder must move clear of such a place as soon as possible.
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 and snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
After an accident, every skier or snowboarder is obligated to render fist aid.
10. Obligation to provide identification
Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.