Safety

In order for you to have a great experience at Copenhill, we all need to look after each other

Like all sports, skiing and snowboarding entail risks. The FIS rules of conduct, is an ideal pattern of conduct for a responsible and careful skier or snowboarder, and have the purpose to avoid accidents on the slopes.

The FIS rules of conduct apply to all skiers and snowboarders. The skier or snowboarder is obliged to be familiar with the rules and have to respect them. If someone fails to do so, his/her behaviour could expose him/her to civil and criminal liability in case of an accident.


The International Ski Federation's 10 rules for good behavior on the slopes:


1. Respect for others

A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger 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.

4. Overtaking

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, and ensure that he can do so without 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.

9. Assistance

At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.

10. Identification

Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.


In addition we have made some extra points for you to follow, for safety reasons:


11. Where to stop when skiing with a group

A skier og snowboarder must stop beneath the group, so in case of a crash he/she wont hit the others.

12. Poles

Do not lift or point your poles, unless it’s safe. Only raise the pole up to horizontal and back to vertical. When on a lift, point the tip of the poles downwards.

13. Helmet

Always wear a helmet. It looks cool, and prevents injuries. Wearing a helmet is mandatory.

14. Equipment

Always check your equipment before entering the slopes. For examble your bindings and boots.

15. Shoes and boots

It is not allowed to wear anything else except ski- or snowboard boots on the green surface.