I just came across skiing not long ago. I often see people falling on the Piste and the people next to them laughing, or two people colliding on the same Piste. I feel this is uncivilized behavior, what is the most basic etiquette of skiing?
Reply from Brenda J.
Skiing etiquette is very important on the slopes, and having the appropriate ski equipment is a part of it. Adhering to skiing etiquette ensures safety and enjoyment and reduces unnecessary conflicts. Skiing etiquette is a way of civilized, polite, respectful behavior that also helps to maintain the environment, and every skier should adhere to it.
Here are some of the most basic skiing etiquette rules:
Pay attention to safety: Skiing is a high-risk sport, so safety comes first and is the simplest etiquette.
Observe Piste rules: On the Piste, skiers must follow the designated direction of travel, select the appropriate level of difficulty based on their skill level, and try not to stop in the middle of the trail to avoid danger.
Maintain Piste order: If you fall, try not to stay in the middle of the Piste or in a place that can cause traffic jams, and leave the trail as soon as possible to avoid being hit by other skiers. Also, wearing proper ski equipment, such as a helmet, can greatly reduce the risk of injury.
Respect others: Respecting others is very important on the slopes. If you collide with another skier, stop immediately, ask if they need help, and apologize. Don’t use language or behavior to attack or ridicule others.
Maintain the environment: The environment of the ski resort depends on everyone’s efforts. Don’t litter, don’t ski in prohibited areas, and don’t dig holes in the road. And, wearing a suitable ski jacket can help keep you warm and dry while skiing, while also helping to reduce your impact on the environment.