DEPARTURE 12/10/2022

Safety on the ski slopes of Val di Fassa

Winter sports such as snowboarding, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing provide a profound tie with the mountains and the nature that surround us, but descents on snow covered pistes, unfortunately hide some dangers. Have fun in the mountains and on the snow, without taking risks: this should be the motto of every prudent skier and snowboarder. One is rarely alone on the pistes. It is fundamental to behave with great responsibility towards oneself and towards others in order prevent risking accidents. The first aid and the alpine rescue service on the slopes are guaranteed by Carabinieri, Police, Financial Police and Foresty Police. Many aid organizations are available in Val di Fassa in case of an accident. Emergency care and health care service are of the highest standard: plenty of pharmacies, medical surgeries and first aid stations. If there were risk of avalanches the slopes could be closed. Download the updated daily bulletin of the open slopes and lifts. Children and juniors under 18 years of age are obliged to wear a helmet, both for downhill skiing and for snowboarding. The helmet must meet the approval of European norm UNI EN 1077 and bear the CE certificated mark. The helmet really does help to reduce the consequences of head traumas, and not only in the case of children. In the snowparks (the areas reserved for the freestylers and equipped with jumps, ramps and rails) it is obligatory to wear a helmet, and it is also strongly advised to wear the other protection gear.

Legislative Decree no. 40/2021, in force since the 1st of January 2022, prohibits skiing under the influence of alcoholic beverages or toxicological substances. In addition, skiers must be in possession of a valid insurance, covering civil liability for damages or injuries caused to third parties. During athletic activity, a copy of the insurance policy, in paper or digital format, needs to be brought along.

Emergency number First Aid (ambulance) + Alpine rescue service: Phone 112

Norms on how to behave in order to ski in safety

The safety regulations introduced by the F.I.S. (Italian Ski Federation) will help you learn the correct way to behave in order to make your days on skis safer.

Skibobs/snowbikes are not allowed on any of the pistes in Val di Fassa and Trentino.

Emergency number First Aid (ambulance) + Alpine rescue service: Phone 112

See also: public facilities - medical assistance

10 tips to live the best outdoor winter experience

Plan your day according to your abilities, the weather, the characteristics and conditions of the itinerary as well the avalanche risk

Always prefer being accompanied by somebody. If possible, rely on a professional mountain guide

Make sure you have suitable clothes and equipment (boots, shoe spikes and poles)

Inform somebody of your itinerary, return time and possible changes

Take it easy, enjoy the landscape and the silence

If uncertain about the direction, turn back

Stay out of cross-country and alpine skiing slopes

Respect the environment around you. Bring back your rubbish

Bring your pet along but keep it on a leash

Help those in need. Call 112 only in case of real necessity


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