ski instructor off the slopes in Hochkössen | © Bernhard
Rules on the slopes
Safety on the Mountain

The FIS rules at Kössen

Always be safe on the Slopes

Is there anything more fantastic than gliding down on snow-covered slopes on a sunny day, breathing the crystal-clear mountain air and enjoy a perfect ski day on the pistes of Hochkössen ski resort? But you have to follow a few simple rules on the mountain, so that every day is a great ski day.

Safety first: Always safe on the slopes with the FIS rules on the mountain. Who goes first, where are you allowed to overtake, what do you have to do in case of an emergency? Read carefully all the important rules on the mountain before your first ski day.

Abseits der Pisten pures Winterfeeling und feinsten Powder genießen. | © Bernhard
Im freien Gelände ist Können gefragt. Feinster Powder erwartet euch abseits der Pisten.  | © Bernhard
skiing Kössen
t-bar lift  Kössen
first moves on ski slopes in the morning

FIS Rules on the mountain

Safety first on the Pistes

1. Respect for Others

Be aware of all skiers around you and do not endanger them. The term ski includes all ski-like equipment, such as big foot, short carver, snowboard, snow bike ….

Control of Speed

Every skier must adapt their speed to the visibility, to their personal skill levels, to terrain, snow and weather conditions, and to the "traffic" on the pistes.

3. Choice of Route

Skiers approaching from behind must choose the route in such a way so not to endanger the skier ahead.

4. Overtaking

Overtaking is allowed from above, below and from the right or the left provided there is plenty of space for the overtaken skier to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.

5. Entering, Setting Off 

Every skier who plans to enter the piste, or reenter the piste after having stopped, must first check above and below them to ensure that they can do so without causing danger to others.

6. Stopping

Unless absolutely necessary, a skier must avoid stopping on the slope in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier must move clear of the slope as soon as possible.

7. Ascending and Descending

Skiers ascending or descending by foot must use the edge of the slope.

8. Respecting Signs and Markings

Every skier has to observe signs and markings.

9. Assisting at Accidents

Every skier has to assist at accidents

10. ID

All those involved in an accident, including witnesses, have to exchange names and addresses.