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Slope rules
for a safe skiing and snowboarding experience

Code of conduct on the slopes

The official rules for how to behave on the mountain

Safety first – that applies on the mountain as well! For a safe skiing and snowboarding experience, it’s important to abide by the FIS rules. Always ensure your own safety and wellbeing as well as that of other skiers and keep in mind the potential threat of slope grooming vehicles. 

Read through the slope rules right away! 


FIS Rules for the Conduct of Skiers & Snowboarders

For more safety on the slopes

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

2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt the speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his 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 route in such a way not to 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
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the slope in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move and clear of the slope 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 slope.

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.