FIS Rules

The right conduct on the slopes is right for everyone.

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

  2. Control of speed while skiing or snowboarding
    Skiers or snowboarder must exercise control. They must adapt their speeds and manners of skiing or snowboarding to their 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 from above or below or from the right or the left, provided that he or she leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.

  5. Entering, starting and moving upwards
    Skiers or snowboarders entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes, must look up and down the slopes so that they can do so without endangering themselves or others.
  1. Stopping on the piste
    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 slope as quickly as possible.

  2. Climbing and descending on foot
    A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.

  3. Respect for signs and markings
    A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.

  4. Assistance
    At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is obligated to assist.

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