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FIS safety rules for alpine skiers


Safety: Consideration for other skiers and snowboarders: Everyone must behave in such a way that they do not endanger or harm others. Duty of identification: Every skier, snowboarder and cross-country skier, whether a witness or a participant, whether responsible or not, must give their personal details in the event of an accident. Assistance: in the event of an accident, everyone is obliged to provide assistance. Observance of signs: Every skier and snowboarder must respect the markings and signaling. Ascent and descent: A skier or snowboarder ascending or descending on foot must use the edge of the slope.

Stopping: Every skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping without necessity in narrow or blind spots on a slope. A skier or snowboarder who has fallen must clear such a place as quickly as possible.

Children: Children should never be on the slopes without a helmet!

Control of speed and skiing style: Every skier and snowboarder must ski on sight. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing to his ability and to the terrain, snow and weather conditions, as well as to the density of traffic.

Choice of lane or slope: Skiers and snowboarders coming from behind must choose their lane so as not to endanger skiers and snowboarders ahead. Ski & Snowboard: Entering, starting and going up the slope: Anyone entering a run, starting up again after a stop, or swinging or riding uphill must make sure uphill and downhill that they can do so without endangering themselves or others. Overtaking: Overtaking is allowed from above or below, from the right or from the left, but always only at a distance that leaves the overtaken skier or snowboarder sufficient space for all his movements.