Dear Skier, Dear Skier,
we inform you that the main players that make skiing possible in the Valle d’Aosta each year also invested time and resources to implement the “Safe Ski Project – Vallée d’Aoste” project.
“Safe Ski Project – Vallée d’Aoste” is a project born in 2014 with the aim of helping to develop a more conscious and respectful collective conscience, for the good of all skiers, mountain and ski.
You will find the vademecum illustrated with the 12 rules of conduct and / or information material at the lifts, ski schools and refreshment points. We invite you to read and comment on these simple rules – to follow on and off the track – together with your family and friends, to practice this sport in greater safety.
We remind you that wearing a helmet is mandatory for children under the age of 14 and even the shell protecting the spine is recommended.
Become the protagonist of the project: help us spread the culture of sport and fun in safety!
Skiing with us means being able to take advantage of technical advice on skiing, but not only, the instructor will be able to offer you valuable information about safety and the prevention of accidents in the alpine environment. In fact all the instructors of the Valtournenche ski school are specialized professionals who have passed a training course lasting 90 days. During this training the students learn not only the techniques of the Italian ski manual but also all the precautions for skiing in total safety.
In addition, each master is required to update himself every 3 years to always be aware of any innovations of any kind. In this regard it is worth mentioning the SAFE SKI PROJECT of which the Valtournenche Ski and Snowboard School is a member. In fact, we believe that being informed about the correct style of approach to the mountain is essential for safeguarding it and for anyone who lives it with passion and respect.
RULES OF CONDUCT ON SKI SLOPES
Respect for others:
every skier must behave in a way that does not endanger the person of others or cause damage.
Mastery of speed: every skier must keep speed and behavior appropriate to his ability, as well as general conditions and time.
the upstream skier who, due to his dominant position, has the possibility of choosing the route must keep a direction that avoids the danger of collision with the downstream skier.
Trajectories and priorities :
the skier must pay attention to the trajectories of the other skiers, in consideration of the type of tool used: ski, snowboard, telemark, carving. It is also required to give priority to the means.
overtaking can be carried out, with sufficient space and visibility, both upstream and downstream, on the right or on the left, but always at a distance such as to avoid hindrance to the overtaken skier.
Minimum space for overtaking on the track:
it is good practice for the skier not to bend over the edge of the track, but always leave enough space to facilitate his overtaking.
Crossing and crossing:
the skier who enters a track, or crosses an exercise ground, must make sure, by visual inspection upstream and downstream, that he can do it without danger to himself and to others. The same behavior must be kept after each stop.
if it is necessary to stop, the skier must position himself on the track. It is forbidden to stop in the obligatory passages or without visibility.
Ascent and descent on foot:
it is forbidden to walk the ski slopes, except in urgent cases. In such cases those descending the track without skis must keep to its edges. The ascent of the slopes is prohibited, but can be authorized by the manager only along the edge of the same.
Compliance with obligations:
the skier must comply with the obligations and prohibitions set forth in the specific signs as well as, for children under 14, the obligation to wear a protective helmet in accordance with industry regulations (except for holders of a ticket purchased abroad ).
In the event of an accident:
anyone must provide assistance in the event of an accident.
anyone involved in an accident or witness is required to give their personal details.
The violation of these provisions is subject to administrative penalties by paying a sum of money (€ 50.00 – € 300.00).
Supervision of compliance with these rules and the imposition of the relative sanctions is given to the police, the local police corps and the Valle d’Aosta Forestry Corp (LR 24/2007).
Further behavioral rules are provided for by the National Law 363-2003, by the regional law n. 2-1992, by the regional regulation n. 2-1996, by the regional law n.27 / 2004.
We therefore invite you to assume your responsibilities and we ask you to ski with caution, always checking the speed.