FIS Code of Conduct for Skiers and Snowboarders

1. Consideration for Other Skiers and Snowboarders
Every skier and snowboarder must behave in such a way that they do not endanger or injure anyone else.

2. Controlling Your Speed and Technique
Every skier and snowboarder must be careful. You must control your speed and technique to reflect your skill level, the terrain, snow, weather and amount of other people around you.

3. Choosing a Descent
The skier or snowboarder must choose their descent in a way that does not endanger the skiers or snowboarders in front.

4. Overtaking
You can overtake from above or below, right or left, as long as you leave the other skier/snowboarder enough room for all their manoeuvres.

5. Entering, Starting and Travelling Upslope
Any skier or snowboarder entering a slope, starting again after stopping, or needing to swing or move upslope must look up and down to ensure they can do so without endangering themselves or others.

6. Stopping
Skiers and snowboarders must avoid stopping at narrow points or areas with poor visibility where possible. If a snowboarder or skier has fallen in an area like this, they should leave this area as soon as possible.

7. Ascent and Descent
Any skier or snowboarder ascending or descending on foot must use the edge of the slope.

8. Observing Signs
All skiers and snowboarders must observe all markings and signs.

9. Help
Every skier and snowboarder is obliged to provide help in the case of an accident.

10. Identification
Every skier and snowboarder must provide their personal identification in the case of an accident, regardless of whether they were responsible, involved or a witness.
    

DSV Tips - How to Behave Around Snow Groomers

1. The Slope User’s Own Responsibility
The slope user must acknowledge that they may come across snow groomers at any time during ski times. When choosing a slope, the slope user should always remember that the machines often travel uphill, are difficult to manoeuvre and that the driver often does not have a complete view of their surroundings.

2. Keep Your Distance
Whether it’s stationary or moving, slope users should never get too close to a snow groomer. You must always be aware that it may suddenly change course, stop or start to move backwards. You should, therefore, always keep to the safety distances of 15 metres at the front and back and 3 metres at the sides.

3. Don’t Follow
Snow groomers’ movements are unpredictable. Following them is extremely dangerous!

4. Not Always Visible
Snow groomers must also work in narrow points and in areas with low visibility. They often travel upslope. You should always be aware that they could pop up at any time. The slope user must, therefore, always be aware and refrain from jumping.

5. Snow Groomers’ Right of Way
Always allow snow groomers right of way, and let them pass first. The slope user must always leave a safe distance until the machine has passed. This especially applies in narrow areas.

6. Danger of Slipping on Steep Slopes
The snow groomer may start to slip on steep slopes. Any slope users below the machine should keep watch, leave plenty of room and leave their work area as quickly as possible.
Never cross above a snow groomer on a steep slope. You run the risk of slipping into the machine.

7. Make Yourself Visible
If a slope user cannot avoid a snow groomer (fall, faulty equipment or similar), they must try to make themselves visible to the driver. If necessary, other slope users should also warn the driver.

8. Hazards on Closed Slopes
Outside skiing times and on closed slopes, we carry out maintenance work whereby the machines are attached to steel cables of over 1,000 metres long. These cables are often invisible and can rapidly swing upwards, meaning danger of death!

DSV Tips for Sonnenhang Chair Lift Users


DSV tips serve to protect all slope users. When in doubt, however, you should follow instructions issued by the lift operators. Anyone travelling with children should help them to observe and uphold DSV tips and instructions issues by staff.

1. Queuing
Please queue in an orderly manner and do not push. Do not leave any access points empty, as this could cause unnecessary waiting time. Snowboarders should remove their back binding.

2. Boarding
Go directly to the boarding area and hold your poles in one hand. Keep looking back and watch the approaching chair.
Pre-school children may only use the chair lift with an adult present. No more than two children may sit together.
Once you are on the chair, the safety bar will automatically close. Let your skis hang and keep still to make sure your bindings don’t become loose during the ride.

3. During the Ride
Please sit still, keep your skis pointed forwards and don’t rock the chair. Do not alight before the exit. Anyone alighting prematurely is endangering themselves and others. Smoking and throwing objects from the chair lift are strictly forbidden for safety and environmental reasons.

4. Interruptions
Keep calm, and make sure your fellow travellers are calm, even in the case of an extended interruption. Wait for information, never take the situation into your own hands. Jumping down is incredibly dangerous, as the distance from the ground is always greater than it seems.

5. Before Alighting
Prepare for alighting in good time. The safety bar will raise automatically at the mountain station. Lift up your skis before arrival.

6. Alighting
Alight from the stipulated side, and leave the alighting area immediately. Lingering here endangers yourself and others.
    

DSV Tips for Nordhang Chair Lift Users


DSV tips serve to protect all slope users. When in doubt, however, you should follow instructions issued by the lift operators. Anyone travelling with children should help them to observe and uphold DSV tips and instructions issues by staff.

1. Queuing
Please queue in an orderly manner and do not push. Do not leave any access points empty, as this could cause unnecessary waiting time. Snowboarders should remove their back binding.

2. Boarding
Go directly to the boarding area and hold your poles in one hand. Keep looking back and watch the approaching chair.
Pre-school children may only use the chair lift with an adult present. No more than two children may sit together.
Once you are on the chair, lower the safety bar and make sure your fellow travellers are safe. Rest your skis on the bar and keep still to avoid bindings coming loose.

3. During the Ride
Please sit still, keep your skis pointed forwards and don’t rock the chair. Do not alight before the exit. Anyone alighting prematurely is endangering themselves and others. Smoking and throwing objects from the chair lift are strictly forbidden for safety and environmental reasons.

4. Interruptions
Keep calm, and make sure your fellow travellers are calm, even in the case of an extended interruption. Wait for information, never take the situation into your own hands. Jumping down is incredibly dangerous, as the distance from the ground is always greater than it seems.

5. Before Alighting
Prepare for alighting in good time. Only raise the safety bar once you have reached the sign, and raise your skis before arrival.

6. Alighting
Alight from the stipulated side, and leave the alighting area immediately. Lingering here endangers yourself and others.

DSV Tips for T-Bar Lift Users

DSV tips serve to protect all slope users. When in doubt, however, you should follow instructions issued by the lift operators. Anyone travelling with children should help them to observe and uphold DSV tips and instructions issues by staff.


1. Queuing
Please queue in an orderly manner and do not push. Do not leave any access points empty, as this could cause unnecessary waiting time. Snowboarders should remove their back binding.

2. Boarding
Hold your poles in your outside hand and go directly to the boarding area. Turn inwards and use your free hand to grab the pole.

3. Setting Off
Do not sit down! Stay standing up, leaning gently against the pole, and allow yourself to be pulled along. Snowboarders should rest their free foot between their bindings.

4. During the Trip
Keep your balance. If riding a double bar lift, do not lean outwards or on your travelling partner.

5. No Experimentation
Stay on the lift route and do not attempt to slalom. Never alight prematurely, or you will endanger yourself and others.

6. How to Behave after a Fall
Alight immediately to the stipulated side. Let go of the pole in the direction of travel. Launching it off to one side endangers others.

7. Before Alighting
Prepare for alighting in good time. Make sure that your clothing is not caught on the lift.

8. Alighting
Alight immediately to the stipulated side. Let go of the pole in the direction of travel. Launching it off to one side endangers others.

9. Leaving the Alighting Area
Leave the alighting area immediately to ensure other people have enough room to alight. Anyone lingering here could be hit by a swinging lift.

Important Safety Rules for the Arber Fun Park with Rails at the Thurnhofhang

The Arber Fun Park, and its integrated rail constructions (tubular steel frames), are only for experienced skiers. The rails (tubular steel frames) at the Arber Fun Park are signposted. You must first carefully observe the grounds or take a careful practice run before using the Arber Fun Park. You must observe the positions of the rails. FIS regulations apply to all users of the Arber Fun Park. The jumping area should be vacated as soon as possible. Lingering behind jumps and rails is strictly prohibited. You may not enter closed areas for your own safety.


Code of Use for the Toboggan Run on the Arber

1. FIS Regulations Apply to Toboggan Run Users
FIS regulations apply to toboggan run users just as much as skiers. Observe the FIS regulations! These regulations must be observed at all times, and are mandatory.

2. Special Instructions for Children
It is the responsibility of the supervising adult to decide whether a child is able to ride on their own. You are on a sports ground. This has certain requirements for the experience and users. We ask that supervising adults make children aware of the FIS regulations and the toboggan run before use; this is in your own interest.

3. Reliable Toboggans
For safety reasons, and to ensure that the toboggan can be transported on the chair lift and to ensure suitability for the toboggan run, only ARBER-BERGBAHN toboggans may be used. Alternatively, you can have your toboggan checked by the ARBER-BERGBAHN staff to confirm that it complies with our safety standards.

Non-turnable sledges, bobsleds, air boards, snow tubes, tyres, plastic bags and other similar devices may not be transported by chair lift and are expressly forbidden.
If any such devices are used on the toboggan run, there ARBER-BERGBAHN shall not be held liable.

4. Tobogganing is only Permitted on the Toboggan Run – Not on Ski Slopes
Toboggans may only be used on the ARBER-BERGBAHN toboggan run. Tobogganing on ski slopes is not permitted.

5. Toboggan Run Opening Times
The toboggan run is only open during the ARBER-BERGBAHN’s daily opening times. The toboggan run is closed during floodlit skiing.

6. Consideration for Others
Every tobogganer must behave in such a way that they do not endanger or injure anyone else.

7. Controlling Your Speed and Technique
Every tobogganer must be careful.
You must control your speed and technique to reflect your skill level, the terrain, snow, weather and amount of other people around you.

8. Choosing a Descent
The tobogganer must choose their descent in a way that does not endanger the people in front.

9. Overtaking
You can overtake from above or below, right or left, as long as you leave the other tobogganer enough room for all their manoeuvres.

10. Entering and Starting
Anyone entering the run, or starting again after stopping must look up and down to ensure they can do so without endangering themselves or others.

11. Stopping
Tobogganers must avoid stopping at narrow points or areas with poor visibility where possible. If a tobogganer has fallen in an area like this, they should leave this area as soon as possible.

12. Ascending on the Toboggan Run or Ski Slopes - Not Permitted for Safety Reasons
Ascending the toboggan run on foot, with or without a toboggan, is not permitted. It is also not permitted to ascend ski slopes and alongside slopes due to the risk of colliding with skiers.

13. Descending on the Toboggan Run
Any tobogganer that alights from their toboggan for any reason must use the edge of the toboggan run to descend, and may not endanger any passing tobogganers.

14. Observing Signs
All tobogganers must observe all ARBER-BERGBAHN markings and signs.

15. Help
Everyone is obliged to provide help in the case of an accident.

16. Identification
Every tobogganer must provide their personal identification in the case of an accident, regardless of whether they were responsible, involved or a witness.

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