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FIS Rules of the Slopes

  1. Consideration towards other Skiers and snowboarders
    Every skier and snowboarder must conduct themselves in a manner that neither endangers no injures others.

  2. Control of speed and skiing style
    Every skier and snowboarder must ride in a manner appropriate to visibility conditions. He/she must adjust their speed and their riding style to their abilities and the condition of snow, weather, and environment, as well as to how busy the slopes are.

  3. Choice of track
    A skier or snowboarder approaching from behind must select their track so as to not endanger those skiers or snowboarders in front of them.

  4. Passing
    Passing may take place from above or below, from the right or left, but only at a distance which allows the skier or snowboarder you are passing enough room to complete all of their motions unhindered.

  5. Entering, reentering, skiing uphill
    Every skier and snowboarder who enters a piste, reenters after stopping, or wants to head back up the slope must check above and below to make sure that they are able to do so without endangering themselves or others.

  6. Stopping
    Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the slope at bottlenecks or where visibility is restricted. If a skier or snowboarder has fallen, he/she must leave such a place as quickly as possible.

  7. Ascent and descent
    A skier or snowboarder, who either is ascending or descending on foot, must keep to the edge of the slope.

  8. Pay attention to signs
    Every skier and snowboarder must pay attention to markings and signals.

  9. Obligation to render assistance
    In the event of accidents, every skier and snowboarder is obligated to render assistance.

  10. Identification requirement
    Every skier and snowboarder, whether a witness or involved in the incident, whether responsible or not, must present personal identification in the case of an accident.