Safety first in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort
FIS Code of Conduct for skiers and snowboarders
Safety always takes top priority in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort. All skiers and snowboarders must adhere to the FIS Code of Conduct, avoiding risks, taking responsibility and acting thoughtfully. New technologies and equipment have allowed us to enjoy the snow at ever-increasing speeds. We want everyone to have as much fun as possible, so it is crucial that we all think about safety and show consideration for others when out on the slopes.
To ensure that you return home safe and sound with memories that will last forever, we ask that you study – and comply with – the relevant FIS rules. Thank you, on behalf of all winter sports fans in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort!
RESPECT OTHER SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS:
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
CONTROL OF SPEED AND SKIING ABILITY:
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.
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.
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 voluntary or involuntary movement.
ENTERING, STARTING AND MOVING UPHILL:
A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must check up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.
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.
CLIMBING AND DESCENDING ON FOOT:
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
RESPECT SIGNALS AND SIGNPOSTS:
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
ASSISTANCE AND HELP:
In case of an accident on the slopes every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.