FIS Code of Conduct

The FIS (International Ski Federation) has established 10 rules for the conduct of skiers and snowboarders. They are:

Basic Rule

1. Do not endanger or prejudice others.

Skiing/Riding Rules

2. Ski/Ride in control. Adapt your manner and speed to your ability and to the general conditions on the mountain.

3. The skier/rider in front has priority. Leave enough space.

4. Leave plenty of space when overtaking a slower skier/rider.

5. Look up and down the mountain each time before starting.


6. Only stop at the edge of the piste or where you can easily be seen.

7. When climbing up or down, always keep to the side of the piste.


8. Obey all signs and marks - they are for your safety.

Action in Case of Accidents

9. Provide help and alert the rescue services.

10. All those persons involved in an accident, including witnesses, must exchange names and addresses.

All the above rules are binding in law and apply to both skiers and snowboarders.

Rules Specific to Snowboarders

1. Always make sure the front leg is tethered to the board

2. Always check the slope before starting a turn but especially on the heel side.

3. Having the ability to ski does not mean you can snowboard.

4. Do not attempt this sport without qualified instruction.