Safety on the slopes

For skiing to be a pleasure, it is very important that both skiers and snow surfers have a responsible attitude on the slopes, understanding and respecting the standards of conduct on the slopes:


Like any sport, skiing also has a set of rules that you should take into account and that are designed for your safety and that of the others skiers on the slopes. These 10 rules, have been established by International Ski Federation (FIS) and apllicable in all ski resorts.

Getting to know them, respecting them and putting them into practice is everybody’s responsability


1 1. RESPECT FOR OTHERS. All slopes-users must behave in such a way that they do not endanger others or harm them by their behaviour or their equipment.
2 2. CONTROL OF SPEED AND BEHAVIOUR.All slope-users must adapt their speed and behaviour to their personal capabilities as well as to the general conditions of the slope, weather, snow conditions and density of traffic.
3 3. CHOICE OF ROUTE The slope-user who is higher up the slope is in a position which enables them to choose the trajectory. They must always make this choice in such a way that they do not endanger the slope-users below.
4 4. OVERTAKING Overtaking may take place above or below, to the left or to the right, but must always be undertaken with sufficient space to take into account the evolution of movement of the slope-user being overtaken.
5 5. CROSSING SLOPES. When ever entering, staring off from or crossing slopes, all slope-users must check visually up-hill and down to ensure that they can do so without endangering themselves or other slope-users.
6 6. STOPPING. All slope-users must avoid stopping in narrow places or areas of restricted visibility. After a fall, they should remove themselves from the slopes as quickly as possible.
7 7. WALKING UP OR DOWNHILL. Any slope-users who is obliged to move up or downhill on foot must keep to the side of the slope and ensure that neither they nor their equipment endangers other slope-users.
8 8. RESPECT FOR SIGNS.All slope-users must respect information concerning weather conditions, the condition of the slope and of the snow. They must respect signs and signposting at all times.
9 9. ASSISTANCE. Any person who is involved in, or witness to, an accident must give assistance; particularly by raising the alarm. If needed they should place themselves at the disposal of the Ski Patrol.
10 10. IDENTIFICATION. Any person, who is involved in, or witness to, an accident must identity themselves to the Ski Patrol.




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During recent seasons the Andorran ski resorts have seen a constant increase in enthusiasts for mountain skiing on the slopes.

To ensure cooperation between alpine skiing and mountain skiing, Ski Andorra, together with the Andorran Mountain Federation and the Andorran Government, wishes to communicate the basic rules of conduct for this sport.

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