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Dodecalogue rules for skier


Before going to mountain areas covered by snow, on the beaten slopes or off-piste, to avoid turning an enjoyable day of sport in a tragic fatality, it is important to be informed about weather and snow conditions and respect the rules of the law of December 24, 2003 no.363 on the safety in winter sports practice and alpine and nordic skiing.


To enjoy skiing in safety

1. Respect of others - All skier/snowboarder must act in a way whereby he or she does not endanger o prejudice others
2. Control of speed and skiing - A skier/snowboarder must adapt his speed and a way of skiing to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of snow, terrain and weather
3. Choice of route - A skier/snowboarder coming from above, whose dominant position allows him a choice of pathway must take the direction which assures the safety of the skiers below.
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foto di un paesaggio invernale   4. Overtaking - A skier/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/snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slope must look up and down the slope that he can do so without endangering himself or others

6. Stopping on the downhill - The skier/snowboarder must avoid stopping on the tracks, except only for necessary need. Never stop unrestricted areas or places with low visibility. In case of a fall move to the side as soon as possible
7. Climbing and descending on foot - The climbing skier/snowboarder must keep to the edge of the downhill. In low visibility keep off the edge. Same behaviour must keep the pedestrian on descending the downhill
8. Respect for signs and markings - A skier/snowboarder must respect all signs and markings on the downhill.
9. Assistance - At accident, every skier/snowboarder is duty bound to assist
10. Identification - Every skier/snowboarder, whether a responsible part or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident
11. Minimum space for overtaking from the edge of the track - Is a good rule that a skier/snowboarder don't overtake at the edge of the downhill but always leave enough space to facilitate its passing
12. Route - Pay attention to trajectories of the skier/snowboarder into account the type of ski, snowboard, telemark and fun carving used.