Rules of conduct
Skiers on the slope

Rules of conduct

How to stay safe on the slopes

1. Take care never to endanger others nor cause them harm.


Art. 18/1

Speed and duty to take care: All skiers and snowboarders are responsible for their actions on the ski slopes. Therefore, they must be aware of and comply with the regulations displayed by the slope operator at the lifts and ticket offices as well as at the entrance to the slopes.


2. Adapt your speed and conduct to your skiing or snowboarding skills and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.


Art. 27

Skill level and slope suitability: Skiers, snowboarders and Telemark skiers etc. may use slopes with different levels of difficulty only in line with their physical abilities and technical skills. In order to use slopes with a high degree of difficulty and a gradient of more than 40%, designated as black slopes in accordance with art. 5, their physical ability and technical skills must be on a correspondingly high level.


Art. 18/2

Speed and duty to take care: Skiers must act in such a way as to endanger neither themselves nor others, taking into account their abilities and technical skills, the nature of the slope and their surroundings.


3. If approaching other skiers and snowboarders from behind or above, choose your path carefully, ensuring that you do not endanger anyone ahead or around you.


Art. 19

Right of way: Skiers coming from above must choose a direction that allows them to avoid collisions and interfering with or otherwise endangering any skiers in front of them.


4. You may overtake others from any direction, but always leave enough space for the other person(s) to navigate and move freely. At crossings in Italy, the person coming from the right always has the right of way.


Art. 20/2

Overtaking: Overtaking is permitted from above and below as well as from the right and left; sufficient distance must be allowed to avoid obstructing the skiers being overtaken in any way.


5. Before setting off again after a stop or at a crossing, first check all directions to make sure that you can do so without posing a danger to yourself or others.


Art. 18/3

Speed and duty to take care: In sections that are difficult to navigate, near buildings or obstacles, at crossings and junctions, in bottlenecks, crowds and in the presence of beginners as well as in fog, mist and poor visibility, all skiers must greatly reduce their speed.


6. Do not stop in narrow passages and where visibility is restricted – except in an emergency. If you fall, be sure to move out of the way as soon as possible.


Art. 20/1

Overtaking: When overtaking, skiers must first ensure that there is sufficient visibility and space to do so.

7. If forced to climb or descend a slope on foot, always keep on the side of the slope and take care that neither you nor your equipment may pose a danger to others. Please note that in Italy, walking uphill on the slope is generally forbidden, except in an emergency.


8. Stay up-to-date with the latest information on the surrounding snow, ground and weather conditions and respect the markings and signs.


Art. 18/4

Speed and duty to take care: Skiers must always adapt their speed to their abilities and ensure that they ski with due caution, care and attention, taking into account any signage and safety regulations and being aware of the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as the density of traffic.


9. Anyone witnessing or involved in an accident must provide assistance by calling the emergency services at 112 and assisting the first responders if necessary.


10. Anyone witnessing or involved in an accident must provide their personal details and show identification if requested to do so by a member of staff.


11. Always keep a large enough distance from the edge of the slope to allow others to overtake.


12. When calculating how much space others may need, keep in mind the equipment used (snowboard, Telemark skis, fun carving skis etc.). Helmets are compulsory in Italy up to the age of 18. 


13. Anyone using the slopes must be insured against any damage or injury they may cause to a third party.


Art. 30

Compulsory insurance: All skiers must have valid insurance covering their civil liability for injury and damage to third parties.


14. It is forbidden to enter the slopes drunk or under the influence of drugs. The legal limit for alcohol consumption is 0.05%.


Art. 31/1

Alcohol and drugs: Skiing under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly forbidden.


15. Staff responsible for safety on the slopes are authorised to carry out alcohol and drug tests at any time.


Art. 31/2

Alcohol and drugs: The competent authorities and their control organs are entitled to carry out non-invasive checks on skiers, while respecting their privacy and physical integrity, including by means of mobile testing equipment.


16. When off-piste, make sure the equipment you leave behind is not in the way or may otherwise endanger other persons.


Art. 22/5

Safe storage of equipment: When stopping in huts or other rest areas, skiers must store their equipment off-piste in a way that does cause obstruction or danger to others.