10 slope rules
- Respect for other skiers
You are responsible for your own safety and that of other skiers and snow boarders. Be aware of people around you and take necessary action to avoid skiing dangerously or causing a hazard to yourself or others.
- Control of speed and manner of skiing
Control your direction and speed of travel, taking account of the terrain, snow, weather and traffic conditions.
- Choice of path
Select an appropriate path. If you are skiing behind someone it's your responsibility to ski around them without causing any danger to them.
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.
- Joining and starting
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.
Avoid stopping at blind corners or narrow or enclosed places unless you have to i.e. you're injured. In the case of an injury you must vacate the spot as soon as practicable, to avoid further danger (to yourself or others). You should always stop at the side of the slope.
- Ascending and descending
You must always use the side of the slope to walk up or down, whether wearing skis or not.
- Observing the signs
Pay attention to and follow the signs, markings and notices on the slope.
- Offering assistance
You are obliged by law to offer help and assistance in the event of any accident.
- 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.
Moreover, in Italy there are 3 further rules:
- Generally, at the intersections the valid rule is “from right to left”
- Integration to rule # 7: It is forbidden to go up the slope
- General duty to wear the helmet for children under 14 years of age