The International Ski Federation’s Rules of Conduct
For all mountain users, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has ten rules for skiers and snowboarders to help everyone stay safe on the slopes. They must be followed at all times.
- Respect: Do not endanger others.
- Control: Adapt the manner and speed of your skiing to your ability and to the general conditions on the mountain.
- Choice of route: The skier/snowboarder in front has priority - leave enough space.
- Overtaking: Leave plenty of space when overtaking a slower skier/snowboarder.
- Entering and starting: Look up and down the mountain each time before starting or entering a marked run.
- Stopping: Only stop at the edge of the piste or where you can easily be seen.
- Climbing: When climbing up or down, always keep to the side of the piste.
- Signs: Obey all signs and markings - they are there for your safety.
- Assistance: In case of accidents provide help and alert the rescue service.
- Identification: All those involved in an accident, including witnesses, should exchange names and addresses.