Rules of conduct on the mountain ski slopes

Dear skiers! We recommend you to read these skiing rules. Following them will help you to spend your time in a pleasant and useful way on the slopes of the Carpathians.

Skiing down the mountain slopes demands being very careful. The speed of an experienced skier can reach 100 km/hour. In places of public skiing, an unskillful and inexperienced skier can pose a serious danger for the public. Personal safety of a skier is ensured by using a well-adjusted ski-binding, having good technical skills and physical condition, following the rules of the safe skiing on the slopes as well as having a good technique of the correct downfall.

In places of public entertainment and on the ski slopes the skiers have to ensure the mutual safety. For this purpose they have to follow these rules of conduct:

  1. Before you start mountain skiing, you have to learn the technique of the correct downfall and getting up.
  2. Remember that your skking speed and manoeuvres on the slope should be in accordance with your technicall skills and physical condition.
  3. The skier has to control oneself and one’s ski or a snowboard according to the steepness of the slope, condition of the snow cover, weather conditions and existence of hurdles in order not to create danger for the others.
  4. The skier who is going down the slope should choose the direction so that skiers ahead of him could be sure in their safety.
  5. Remember that in case of collision the guilty skier is always that one that was moving higher on the slope and therefore was controlling the situation.
  6. You always have to pass around the skier who is lower on the slope or who is moving too slow in the distance of no less than 5 meters and always warn about you with your voice. The skier on your right should always be passed around from the left side and vice versa.
  7. It is forbidden to cut off skiers and snowboarders because it can result in being injured.
  8. If you are being passed around while you are not moving, stay at your place; if you are moving – do not change your direction.
  9. Before you cross the slope make sure that nobody is going down it. While crossing the slope you should control its upper part. You are forbidden to cross the sport slopes during competitions.
  10. Do not stop at the narrow parts of slopes and poorly visible parts, on the turns and behind the hills because in this case the skier who is following you can not see you.
  11. In case of falling down you should get up quickly and release the slope by moving to its side. Don’t forget to make the surface smooth if any holes have appeared after your falling.
  12. If you are not using the ropeway, move up the slope along its right side making no hurdles for the skiers who are going down.
  13. You are forbidden to sledge or use any other means except for ski and snowboard on the slopes. This can be allowed only in places specially agganged for this.
  14. In places of public skiing you have to follow the rules of restriction signs and instructions of rescue team and ropeway workers.
  15. Parents are totally responsible for skiing safety of their children.
  16. You are not allowed to cross the tow rope slopes while skiing.
  17. You are not allowed to ski in a state of alcoholic or drug intoxication.
  18. In case of an accident you have to give first aid to the injured as fast as possible. If your skills are not sufficient, contact the rescue team, ropeway workers or experienced skiers.
  19. Every skier who has become the witness of an accident on the slope has to identify his or her personality as soon as possible.
  20. The following measures can be taken for those who have broken these rules, have created inconveniences and danger or injures for others: warning, disqualification and ban for being on the slope or ski confiscation.

Following these rules will make your skiing holiday pleasant and safe.

The most widespread injures on the slope are sprains and bruises. To prevent hemorrhage you should apply some snow (preferably wrapped in a plastic bag) to the injured place and hold it like this for about a half an hour. After that bandage it tight and see a doctor.
Mountain skiing is a winter sport. To prevent cold-related diseases, make yourself fit: walk in the fresh air as often as possible, sponge yourself with cold water and do physical exercises regularly.

Be careful and take care of the others.

The mountain search and rescue team wishes you a nice holiday!