Merano 2000 Children's Ski School
Safety First

Merano 2000 Children's Ski School

Safety First

Safety is of the utmost importance to us at Merano 2000 Ski School. On the first day of the courses, we give all of the kids an unmistakable safety vest that distinguishes them from other groups and avoids any accidental "defections”.

These vests ensure that the instructors never lose sight of their charges. The kids are visible on the slopes from a distance – and very well protected.

In the courses at Merano 2000 Ski School, correct behaviour while skiing is practiced from the very beginning in order to ensure the safety of children on the slopes.

Helmet Law for Children Under 14
Since January 2005, all children under 14 years old must wear a helmet on Italy’s ski slopes. For children 14 years or older, the decision lays with the parents.
The 10 FIS-Rules

1. Respect for others
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.

2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.

3. Choice of route
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.

4. Overtaking
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.

5. Entering, starting and moving upwards
A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.

6. Stopping on the piste
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.

7. Climbing and descending on foot
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.

8. Respect for signs and markings
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.

9. Assistance
At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.

10. Identification
Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.