The 10 International Ski Federation (FIS) Rules of Conduct

The general rules of conduct of the International Ski Federation (FIS) for skiers and snowboarders

Please observe the 10 Rules of Conduct of the International Ski Federation (FIS) when using our slopes. They help all winter sports enthusiasts to remain safe on the slopes.

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

2. Control of speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. They must adapt their speed and manner 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 their route in such a way that they do 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 they leave 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 so that they can do so without endangering themselves or others.

6. 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 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, whether a witness, an involved or responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.