Secure out and about
Skiing and snowboarding without risk
Before taking to the piste, every winter sports fan should be au fait with the key safety provisions. Skiing and snowboarding have their risks, just like all sports. Particularly when there are so many skiers and snowboarders on the pistes, it is important for everyone to be aware of each other, to be considerate and behave responsibly to avoid accidents on the pistes. Then nothing stands in the way of winter sports fun on over 2750 kilometres of pistes, in the 75 ski areas in the SuperSkiCard region.
For anyone with a brain - protect it!
We recommend that you wear a helmet.
FIS Piste regulations
Rules of conduct for skiers and snowboarders
FIS piste regulations apply to all skiers and snowboarders. Every skier and snowboarder is obliged to recognise and adhere to the rules. Anyone who causes an accident while contravening the rules, will be held liable under civil and criminal law.
1. Be considerate to other skiers and snowboarders
Every skier and snowboarder must behave in a manner that does not endanger or cause damage to others.
2. Control speed and the way you ski
Every skier and snowboarder should ski with care and attention. They must adapt their speed and the way they ski to suit their ability level and the terrain, snow and weather conditions, as well as the density of activity.
3. Choosing your line
A skier or snowboarder approaching from behind should choose their line in such a way that they
do not endanger the skier or snowboarder in front of them.
Overtaking may be carried out from uphill or downhill, from the right or from the left, but only at a distance
that leaves plenty of room for the skier or snowboarder who has been overtaken plenty of room for all their manoeuvres
5. Approaching, starting out and heading up the slope
Any skier or snowboarder who is approaching an exit, after a stop or who wants to swing up a slope, must ensure from top to bottom that they are doing so without any risk to themselves or to others.
Any skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping at narrow or unclear points on a run when it is not an emergency or at sections which are complicated.
A skier or snowboarder who has fallen must clear any such areas as quickly as possible.
7. Ascent and descent
A skier or snowboarder who is ascending or descending on foot must use the edge of the ski run to do so.
8. Pay heed to signs
Every skier and snowboarder must pay heed to the signposts and signals.
In the event of accidents, every skier and snowboarder is obliged to provide assistance.
10. Obligatory identification
Every skier and snowboarder, whether witness or the person involved, whether they are responsible or not,
must provide their personal details in the event of an accident.
Please take note of piste closures
We would like to point out that closures may be carried at any time should the need arise.
For piste closures in a respective ski region, please see the homepage for the region or the ski area.
Information about piste closures for ski tourers can also be found on the homepage of individual ski areas.
Safe from avalanche on the pistes
All pistes in the SuperSkiCard region are safeguarded against avalanches. We recommend that all winter athletes use the prepared and secured pistes. Leaving a secured piste area is associated with an elevated risk and has risks that are not within the remit of the cable car operators. Anyone who is out and about in open, unsecured terrain should definitely get information on the avalanche warning level beforehand. Current information on snow and weather conditions can be found on the following pages:
An overview of all emergency numbers
- Mountain rescue: 140
- Rescue services: 144
- Police: 133
- Fire service: 122
- European emergency number: 112
- ARBÖ breakdown services:123
- ÖAMTC: 120