Skiing can only be joyful and safe if ski slope users are sufficiently aware, considerate of others, careful and responsible. Concern for safety on the ski slope must therefore come first.

Adapt your speed and manner of skiing to your skills
and to weather conditions. Use only the side of the ski run for walking.
drawing of a snowboarder in the snow

When you ski, do it with caution, responsibility and in accordance with the rules.

Do not overestimate your skills and abilities. Check your skiing equipment in time.

Skiing under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely irresponsible and poses a threat to your own life and the lives of other skiers.

Offer your help, should an accident occur

Every season, about 1,000 skiers are injured on Slovenian ski slopes. Some accidents even have fatal consequences. The days that you dedicate to relaxation, amusement and sport should in fact be spent pleasantly, and you should also take care of greater safety, keeping in mind that everybody is responsible for order and agreeable coexistence on the ski slope.

As everywhere else, there are written and unwritten rules of conduct that should be observed on ski slopes. When ski slopes are crowded, skiers should demonstrate a great deal of self-discipline and respect of the rights of all the ski slope users. They should be cautious, considerate, patient and responsible, making sure to observe the instructions and warnings of guards, police officers and others who are responsible for safety at ski slopes.

When there is an accident on a ski slope, everybody involved have to give their personal details to the guard. Non-casualties and witnesses should stay at the scene until the arrival of a police officer or until the inspection is finished unless the police officer or another official conducting the inspection decides otherwise. Non-casualties and witnesses have to give their personal details to the police officer and guard.

Make the ski slope a safer place by immediately informing a guard,
the rescue service or the management if there is an accident on the slope.
drawing of a skier in downhill

Are you familiar with the signs on ski slopes?

Ski slopes are equipped with notice signs and warning signs, which should be placed on most visible spots. Disregarding signs is often a reason for the most serious accidents.

Notice signs

Notice signs mainly give information about the direction and the level of difficulty of a ski run:

Signposts with the name of the place or of the ski lift where the path is heading Signs marking the ski run and the level of difficulty of the run Change of direction
Sign for the direction - Kanin Marking for the ski track and difficulty level of the track - black change of direction sign - black
Sign for the direction - Vogel marking for the ski track and difficulty level of the track - red change of direction sign - red
Sign for the direction - Vitranc marking for the ski track and difficulty level of the track - blue change of direction sign - blue
Sign for the direction - Brsnina marking for the ski track and difficulty level of the track - green change of direction sign - green


Warning signs

Warning signs warn skiers of the dangerous spots and of the kind of danger:

warning sign - a bend warning sign - narrowing of the track warning sign - crossroads warning sign - general danger warning sign - working with ratrac - snow grooming machine warning sign - track closure warning sign - danger of avalanches
Turning Narrowing of the track Crossing General danger Ratrac in operation Closed ski track Danger of avalanches

 

Do not ski when the ski run is closed. Stay away from narrow parts of the slope or from parts with poor visibility. Ski in a way so as not to put others in danger. Do not pollute the environment. Stay away from the ski slope if you have consumed alcohol.

Protect your property.
Lock your car.
Keep your valuables somewhere safe.
Always keep your personal identity documents on you.
Do not leave your skis unattended.

 

In order to be able to describe your equipment in case it gets stolen, write down the following data before you leave:

Your skis:
Make ......................................................................................................
Type ......................................................................................................
Colour ....................................................................................................
Length ...................................................................................................
Number of manufacture .............................................................................

Ski bindings:
Make .....................................................................................................
Your own marking .....................................................................................

Write down special signs of your equipment (damage, eventual repairs, etc.).
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