alpine rules

Safe alpine skiing

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Please read the rules for safe alpine skiing before entering the slopes. Remember to go through the rules with the children as well!

1. Respect for others

A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger others.


2. Control of speed while skiing or snowboarding

A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his 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 that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.


4. Overtaking a skier or snowboarder

A skier 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 in the slopes, must look up and down the slopes to make sure that he can do so without endangering himself or others. 


6. Stopping on the piste unless absolutely necessary

A skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste 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 sings and markings

A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.


9. Assistance at accidents

Every skier or snowboarder has a duty to assist if an accident should happen.


10. Identification

Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.


  • It is prohibited to reside in the slopes outside opening hours. This could lead to fatal injury as construction workers start snow production and slope preparations without warning.


  • Alpine skiing is associated with some risk. Drugs and skiing do not go together. Violation of slope etiquette can result in expulsion from the facility.