Skiing is great fun no matter what age you are. But because it can be tiring and the weather can change at any time, it is important to be prepared:


Wearing a helmet is an excellent way to reduce the risk of suffering a concussion. Helmets are mandatory for children under 14 years of age and strongly recommended for everyone else.
Keep an eye on your speed and ride sensibly. Always observe and respect the rules. To find out more, check out the "Rules for the slopes " section.

All slopes are classified according to how steep or difficult they are: Before setting off, always read the signs at the top of the slope and make sure the slope is suitable for your skills.
There are four types of slopes.
Each type is marked with a colour:
  • GREEN: easy – suitable for beginners
  • BLUE: easy
  • RED: intermediate
  • BLAK: advanced – for experts only

Know your signs:
  • WARNING/DANGER: yellow triangle with black characters/symbols
  • PROHIBITION: red with white or black characters/symbols
  • MANDATORY: blue with white characters/symbols
  • MOBILE/TEMPORARY SIGNS: made of red fabric with a yellow/black border
  • Stop and help! Failure to provide assistance is punishable by law.
  • Notify the emergency services by calling 112 and provide all the necessary information: name, telephone number, type of accident, location (area, orientation and altitude), time of accident, number of people involved.
  • Report the accident and its location to the staff working at the lift/cable car stations and along the slope.
  • Provide assistance. Here are some tips to make it right. 


  • Seek cover in a safe place.
  • Notify the emergency services by calling 112.
  • If someone was buried by the avalanche: Help them! A severely injured person has a high chance of survival during the first 15 minutes. After that, the chances decrease rapidly.
  • Provide assistance until the rescue services arrive:
  • If you have an avalanche transceiver or beacon, switch it from transmit into receive mode.
  • Use your safety equipment and avalanche probe to locate the buried person.
  • Once the buried person has been located, leave the probe in place.
  • Dig at least one meter to the side of the probe using a shovel.
  • Once you have dug deep enough to reach the person, continue digging with your hands: Free their head and chest and make sure that their mouth and nose are no longer covered by snow or other objects.
  • If necessary, immediately start performing first aid incl. cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Remember that the people skiing with you can do more than just spend a fun day out and about with you: They can help save lives. That is one of the reasons why you should never be alone in the mountains.
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