FIS SLOPE RULES

10 FIS rules for Conduct for SKIers aND SNOWBOARDERs

1. Respect for other skiers 
You are responsible for your own safety and that of other skiers and snowboarders. Be aware of people around you and take necessary action to avoid skiing dangerously or causing a hazard to yourself or others. 

2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
Control your direction and speed of travel, taking account of the terrain, snow, weather and traffic conditions. 

3. Choice of r oute
Select an appropriate path. If you are skiing behind someone it’s your responsibility to ski around them without causing any danger to them. 

4. Overtaking 
You can over-take from either left or right but you must leave enough distance between yourself and other skiers to allow them to manoeuvre properly. 

5. Entering, starting and moving upwards 
Before starting off or pulling out you must look up and down the slope and choose an appropriate moment to execute your manoeuvre, so as not to endanger yourself or other skiers. 

6. Stopping 
Avoid stopping at blind corners or narrow or enclosed places unless you have to, i.e. you are injured. In case of an injury you must vacate the spot as soon as possible to avoid further danger (to yourself or others). You should always stop at the side of the slope. 

7. Climbing and descending on foot
You must always use the side of the slope to walk up or down, whether wearing skis or not. 

8. Respect for signs and markings 
Pay attention to and follow the signs, markings and notices on the slope. 

9. Offering assistance 
You are obliged by law to offer help and assistance in the event of any accident. 

10. Duty to identify yourself 
You are also obliged by law to give your personal details in the event of an accident, whether you caused it, witnessed it or assisted at it.