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International Ski Federation rules

The following is a summary of the FIS rules, which are now held to be binding in law:

  • RESPECT - Do not endanger others.
  • CONTROL - Adapt the manner and speed of your skiing to your and to the general conditions on the mountain. ability
  • ROUTE - The skier/snowboarder in front has priority - leave enough space.
  • OVERTAKING - Leave plenty of space when overtaking a slower skier/snowboarder.
  • STARTING OUT - Always look in every direction before starting.
  • STOPPING - Stop only at the edge of the piste or where you can be seen easily.
  • CLIMBING - Always keep to the side of the piste.
  • SIGNS - Obey all signs and markings - they are provided for your safety.
  • ASSISTANCE - In case of accidents, provide help or alert the rescue services.
  • IDENTIFICATION - All those involved in an accident, including witnesses, should exchange names and addresses.

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