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Discover the ski slope code

On the ski slopes, as in the car, there is a code to be respected so that everyone can fully enjoy the pleasures of the snow in complete safety. But what are the basic rules?

Discover the ski slope code

Before getting started on the slopes and taking in the thrills, it's important to remember there are rules of good conduct. Here is a little reminder of these rules to look over as a family on your way to the first slopes!

10 GOLDEN RULES

These rules have been established by the International Ski Federation.

They allow everyone to enjoy the ski slopes in safety with respect to other skiers and snowboarders.

1. Respect for others by behaving in a responsible way so that the lives of other are not endangered.

2. Control your speed, by adapting it according to your abilities, taking into account the snow and weather conditions (Ex: slow down when crossing over beginner areas, near lift queues or at the bottom of the slopes).

3. Choose your direction in advance by taking a route that ensures the safety of the skier behind (skiers below you won't necessarily see you coming, it’s up to you to anticipate) to avoid any collision.

4. Observe a safe distance when overtaking and leave enough space to anticipate the route of the overtaken skier.

5. Manage starts and crossings safely by ensuring that you can start on a slope or practice area without endangering the lives of others, do so with a simple look up and down.

6. Stop intelligently, without obstructing the slope, and avoid stopping in narrow places or behind humps to remain visible to skiers uphill.

7. Use the edges of the slopes if you need to ski or walk back up the slope.

8. Check on the weather and respect markings by complying with signs (danger warning, closed slopes, avalanche risks).

9. Raise the alarm in case of an accident and provide assistance to the person in danger.

10. Identify yourself as a witness to an accident, whether you are directly involved or just a witness.

These 10 basic rules, easy to remember and to respect, ensure your development in complete serenity without endangering anyone, for a holiday without any hassle.

SIGNAGE ON THE SLOPES

Respecting signage on the slopes is important. Signs on the edges of the slopes or near ski lifts are there to inform and warn you about a risk of danger, ensure that you respect them by adapting your behaviour.

• ON MARKED SLOPES:

• IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE SLOPES:

BEHAVIOUR ON SKI LIFTS

Good behaviour is also important when taking the ski lifts to avoid irritation in the queue and to use them safely.

Here are some basic rules:

Be vigilant and respect other on the slopes or ski lifts, it will only increase your enjoyment on the slopes.

And you, what are your tips for a safe ski trip? Don't hesitate to share them with us in the comments!

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