FIS rules of the slopes for skiers and snowboarders

Consideration for Other Skiers

Every skier and snowboarder must behave in such a way as not to endanger or harm others.

Control of Speed and Skiing Style 

Every skier and snowboarder must not ski/board faster than visibility allows.  You must adjust your speed and style to your personal ability levels and the terrain, snow and weather conditions, as well as to how busy the slopes are.

Choosing the Right Line

The skier approaching from behind must choose a line that does not endanger the skier or snowboarder in front of him.


Skiers can pass from above or below, from the right or left, but always leaving sufficient distance that the skier being passed has plenty of room to complete his own movements.

Entering and Re-Entering the Slope 

Every skier or snowboarder who is either entering or re-entering the slope after a stop must first look up and down the hill to ensure that he can do so without endangering himself or others.


Every skier and snowboarder must avoid stopping their run unnecessarily at narrow points or where visibility is restricted. If you have fallen in such a place, you must vacate the area as quickly as possible.

Ascending/Descending the Mountain

Skiers or snowboarders ascending the mountain or descending on foot must use the edge of the ski slope.

Paying Attention to Signs

Every skier and snowboarder must obey all signs, markings and signals.

Emergency Assistance

If there is an accident, every skier or snowboarder is obliged to provide assistance as necessary..

[Translate to englisch:] Ausweispflicht
Jeder Skifahrer, ob Zeuge oder Beteiligter, ob verantwortlich oder nicht, muss im Falle eines Unfalles seine Personalien angeben.