Geilo ski- and bike patrol
The ski patrol's task is to look after the safety of the ski resort. This means that if you injure yourself, they are the ones you call, on telephone +47 906 88 335. In addition to looking after all visitors in the facility, the ski patrol is responsible for padding posts and snow cannons as well as setting up nets, side markings and signs so everything is arranged for the least possible danger for everyone.
Even if the conditions have been put in place, damage can always occur. If you should be unlucky and injure yourself, the threshold for making contact should be low. The ski patrol sees both minor and major damage throughout the season, and is rarely many minutes away. It is important to know which hill you are on, this makes it easier for the ski patrol to find you. If you don't know the slope-network very well, it might be a good idea to stop by the nearest ski reception or cafe before you start your skiing day. There you can find an alpine map that fits nicely in your pocket. And remember to take care of each other, should someone else on the slope be unfortunate enough to injure themselves, it is the duty of every skier to stop to help.
The ski patrol's telephone number is: +47 906 88 335.
The alpine weather rules
The alpine weather rules are there to make the conditions safe on the alpine slopes, and if everyone follows the rules, it is a good starting point to limit injuries on the slopes.
1. Responsibility for avoiding damage
You must behave in such a way that you are not a danger to yourself or others. You must at all times have the necessary control over your ski and snowboard equipment. You are responsible for preventing equipment from causing damage to people or other material.
2. Adjust the speed according to conditions and skill
You must drive controlled and adjust your speed and driving style according to your skills, terrain, weather, road conditions and traffic on the ground.
3. Duty to give way
The person coming from behind is responsible for driving in such a way that one does not expose others to a collision.
4. Overtaking and downhill
You can pass another skier or snowboarder provided that he is given sufficient space for both controlled and uncontrolled movements. It is forbidden to drive straight downhill, except for organized training.
5. Starting, driving into or turning upwards on the descent
If you drive into or turn upwards on the descent, you must ensure that this happens without danger to yourself or others. The same applies to skiing after stopping.
6. Stop on the descent
Unless absolutely necessary, avoid stopping on the descent in narrow places or places with limited visibility. After falling in such a place, you must move away as quickly as possible.
7. On foot in the descent
If you are on foot, you must only use the outer edge of the hill.
8. Respect signs and markings
Follow signs, labeling and instructions.
9. Help in the event of accidents
In case of damage, everyone has a duty to help.
In the event of injuries and accidents, witnesses and contributors are obliged to provide their personal details.