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What are the International Rules for Skiing?

Skiing is a popular sport around the world, but different countries and venues have different rules and standards for skiing. As someone who loves skiing, I have a keen interest in the international rules and standards for skiing, in order to improve my skiing skills and safety awareness when skiing around the world. I especially want to know what the international rules are for skiing so that I can comply with local rules and standards wherever I ski.

Reply from Brenda J.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert skier, and whether you use a snowboard or skis, you must follow ski resort etiquette and rules to ensure your own safety and the safety of others. This is not only a matter of respect, but also safeguards your own and others’ safety.

The following are the ten principles of skiing etiquette and rules:

Respect: No one should engage in behavior that will cause harm or injury to others.

Self-Control: Skiers should keep their speed and style of skiing within their ability and control, based on the terrain, snow quality, weather, and ski resort population density.

Choose a Safe Route: Skiers skiing behind other skiers must choose a route that does not endanger those skiing in front of them. Skiers on a run have priority over those who are entering from the sides.

Overtaking: When passing other skiers from behind or the side, skiers must maintain a safe distance.

Entering and Starting: When skiing resumes after a break or climbing a hill, it is essential to ensure that it does not endanger oneself or others.

Stopping: Skiers should avoid stopping in the middle of a run, racecourse, narrow run, or places where visibility is obstructed. If you do stop in these places, please move on as soon as possible.

Walking: If you need to walk on the ski run, please do so on the sides of the run.

Attention to Warning Signs: Skiers must pay attention to signals, signs, and markers.

Assistance: If you encounter an accident, every skier has a duty to help the injured person.

Determining Responsibility in Accidents: After an accident, skiers or witnesses should exchange contact information, regardless of whether they have any related responsibility.

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