Thursday, January 27, 2011

FIS Rules for Conduct

For all those who are mountain users, the International Ski Federation (FIS) has ten rules and regulations for skiers and snowboarders to help everyone stay safe on the slopes. These should be followed all of the time, irrespective of if you're in Morzine.

These are the ten International Ski Federation Rules for Conduct:

Respect: Do not endanger others.

Control: Change the manner and pace of your skiing to your ability and to the overall conditions around the mountain.

Choice of route: The skier or snowboarder in front has priority - leave sufficient space.

Overtaking: Leave enough space when ever overtaking a slower snowboarders or skiers.

Entering and starting: Look around the mountain everytime prior to starting or stepping into a marked run.

Stopping: Only stop at the edge of the piste or where you can be easily seen.

Climbing: When climbing up or down, always stay to the side of the piste.

Signs: Abide by all signs and markings - they are there for your own safety.

Assistance: In case of accidents provide assistance.

Identification: Thos who are involved in an incident, including witnesses, should exchange details.