Rules for conduct on the slopes

10 FIS rules

The signs and markings on the pistes give information, are there for control and order and, above all, guarantee safety for all users t o know and use these safety rules and recommendations is the duty of everyone
These rules, 10 in total, have been established by the International Ski federation (FIS).

Conèixer-les, respectar-les i posar-les en practica és responsabilitat de tothom:

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 equip- ment.

2.CONTROL OF SPEED AND BEHAVIOUR All slope-users must adapt their speed and behaviour to their personal capabili- ties as well as to the general conditions of the slope, weather, snow conditions and density of traffic.

3. CHOICE OF ROUTE The slope-user who is higher up the slope is in a position which enables them to choose the trajecto- ry. They must always make this choice in such a way that they do not endanger the slope-users below.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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 signpost- ing at all times.

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. IDENTIFICATION Any person, who is involved in, or witness to, an accident must identity themselves to the Ski Patrol.