Code of conduct for skier and snowboarder
The FIS ski slope rules for safe and trouble-free coexistence on the ski slopes
The extensive area in and around Alta Badia is just perfect for having fun on the slopes. To ensure that everyone's day on our slopes is pure pleasure and that skiers, snowboarders, beginners and pros can ski down the slopes safely and without stress, it is important for you to know and comply with the FIS rules of conduct.
We have summarised them briefly here
1. Respect for others
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
3. Choice of route
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering, starting and moving upwards
A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes to avoid endangering himself or others.
6. Stopping on the piste
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.
7. Climbing and descending on foot
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
8. Respect for signs and markings
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings on the ski slope and in the snow parks.
In case of accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.
From winter 2022, the following also applies
From the 1st January 2022, the Italian legislation on safety in winter sports has introduced some obligations and regulations for a better togetherness on the slopes.
From the 1st January 2022 on, every user of the ski areas must have third-party liability insurance. The most common insurance policies of this kind, including those for families, already cover the area of "winter sports" - it is nevertheless recommended to clarify this with your own insurance company.
Those who do not have this insurance can buy it at the skipass offices or on the website dolomitisuperski.com even for single days, through the Dolomiti Superski partner, Snowcare.
Helmets are compulsory for all minors involved in the most common winter sports, such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, freestyle skiing and tobogganing.
Alcohol on the ski slopes
It is forbidden to ski in a state of drunkenness (the limits laid down in the Highway Code will be applied, i.e. 0.5 mg of alcohol per litre of blood) or under the influence of drugs.