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FIS Rules

FIS -  Rules for the Conduct of Skiers and Snowboarders

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

2. Control of speed and 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 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 on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.


6. Stopping on the slope
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 signs and markings

A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.


9. Assistance
At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.


10. Identification

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

Cross-country ski run rules

1. Consideration for others
Every piste user must behave in a manner that does not harm or endanger others at all times.

2. Observing the signs and direction of travel
Every piste user must follow the markings and signposts.  On cross-country ski runs, please follow advised directions.

3. Choice of lane

On double or multiple tracks, skiing is allowed on the right side of the tracks. Cross-country skier, which ski in groups please also use the right line and ski in a row.

4. Overtaking
You may overtake from the right or the left. The skier in front does not have to vacate the track for overtaking.

5. Opposing traffic
If encountering oncoming traffic, each party has to give way to the right. On downhill runs with only one track the ascending skier has to give way to the downhill skier.

6. Using your ski poles
Keep your ski poles close to your body when overtaking, being overtaken or on encounters.

7. Controlling speed and manner of skiing depending on conditions
Every piste user must adapt their speed and style of skiing to their ability as well as weather and terrain conditions. You should always keep sufficient distance from the piste user in front of you.

8. Keep cross-country ski track clear
Step out of the track if you are stopping. A piste user who has fallen must vacate the trail as quickly as possible.

9. Conduct in accident cases
Everyone is obliged to render assistance in case of an accident.

10. Disclosure in cases of accident
Reporting the accident. Everyone must disclose their personal details in case of an accident, regardless of whether or not they are responsible, a witness or directly involved.

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