Mountain skiing in the skiable areas
Rules and recommendations for ski mountaineering in skiable areas
We find more and more ski mountaineers in the skiable areas of ski resorts. While it is a wonderful and healthy sport, it can bring potential legal risks and conflicts if not practiced in a consciously prudent and orderly way.
Like any other users of the slopes, mountain skiers are subject to the regulations for the use of ski resorts.
To practice mountain skiing in the skiable areas of the ski resorts, you must have a Nature ski day pass or the season pass. This will allow you to access the mountain ski circuits marked by the stations.
• Ski mountaineering in ski resorts is only allowed on specific ski mountaineering itinerary runs and on the slopes authorized by the operating company.
• When ascending if the itinerary is on the slope, the user must go on the side of the slope, keeping an eye out at all times for the skiers skiing down. If the users ascend as a group, they must form a single line.
• The users who ski down a ski slope will be subject to the rules of conduct established by the International Ski Federation (FIS rules).
• You should not cross the slopes in places with poor visibility (such as changes in grade or crossings of two slopes, among others). The slopes must be crossed at the points indicated by the ski resorts.
• You can verify this information at the station itself or by accessing its website.
Before departure, you must be informed about which tracks have been enabled for mountain skiing at night. This information can be found at the station itself or by accessing its website.
It is also necessary to be cautious, as there may be snow groomers or other machines or vehicles belonging to the station preparing the slopes.
• Descend at a moderate speed and always carry a headlamp that generates at least 30 watts (50 meters of light) and make use of reflective accessories that allow others to see you and, above all, to be seen.
• Follow the itineraries set up for the night, both in the ascent and descent.
• Always go down the sides of the slopes to respect and not spoil the work of the snow groomers.
• Always descend at a reduced speed, as there could be machines working and / or snowmobiles circulating.
• If there is an intermittent light, this indicates that you have to pass behind, as there is a live cable hooked to the snow groomer.
• Consult the meteorology and avalanche risk indicators before departure.
|GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT FOR MOUNTAIN SKIING IN SKIABLE AREAS|