Safety in Ski amadé
From Slope rules to avalanche warnings
760 Pistenkilometer, 25 Orte, fünf Regionen
760 kilometres of slopes, 25 villages, five resorts: Ski amadé offers extensive ski pleasure – in the truest sense of the word. But where there’s lots of slopes, there are also lots of winter sports enthusiasts. And the more skiers and snowboarders are on the descents, the more important it is to watch out for one another.
Code of conduct on the slopes, avalanche warnings, emergency numbers or the snow mobile law: Familiarise yourself with the most important safety regulations right away!
Code of conduct for safety on the slopes
Caution, mutual courtesy and alertness are essential for staying safe on the slopes. Only if everyone sticks to certain rules, skiing becomes an amazing winter experience. For correct behaviour on and off the slopes, FIS has developed a special code of conduct. Every skier and snowboarder in Ski amadé should be familiar with it to ensure safe ski pleasure.
Do your part in helping to avoid accidents and improving safety on the slopes:
Staying safe from avalanches on the slopes of Ski amadé
All slopes in Ski amadé are well secured. That’s why the general rule is to only use the open and groomed slopes. Skiing in areas that aren’t secured comes with an increased safety risk.
You still would like to explore the open terrain off the slopes? Then you should definitely inform yourself about current avalanche warnings!
If you’re looking for up-to-date information on weather and snow conditions, you should check out the following sites:
- Austrian Mountain Rescue Service
- Avalanche Warning Service Salzburg
- Avalanche Warning Service Styria
- Avalanche Warning Service Austria
That’s where you’ll also find helpful tips and tricks for skiing or snowboarding off secured slopes. Additionally, you can learn more about what to do in case of an avalanche and the rules and regulations associated with that.
The most important emergency numbers
You’re having an emergency and need help? All emergency numbers for Ski amadé at a glance:
- Fire Brigade: 122
- Police: 133
- Ambulance: 144
- ÖAMTC: 120
- European Emergency Number: 112
- Mountain Rescue Service: 140
- Pharmacy Emergency Service: 1455
- Doctor on call: 141
Last but not least: the snow mobile law
Snowcats and snow mobiles are almost as common as the snow on Austria’s wintry ski resorts nowadays, and they can pose a danger to skiers and snowboarders. Especially, if winter sports fans don’t stick to the code of conduct and don’t see the machines in time. That’s why there are some guidelines to improve the safety of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes of Salzburg and Styria: the so-called snow mobile law.
If you’d like to read up on the details of these regulations, please click here.