Ski International Federation (FIS): Rules for the conduct of skiers and snowboarders1. Respect for others: A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger orprejudice others2. Control the speed and behavior: A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt hisspeed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions ofterrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic3. Choice of route: A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a waythat he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.4. Overtaking: A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below andto the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarderto make any voluntary or involuntary movement.5. Entering, starting and moving upwards: A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, startingagain after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can doso without endangering himself or others.6. Stopping on the slope: Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping onthe slope in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier orsnowboarder must move clear of the slope as soon as possible.7. Climbing and descending on foot: A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on footmust keep to the side of the slope.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, mustexchange names and addresses following an accident.
1. Respect for others: A skier or snowboarder mustbehave in such a way that he does not endanger orprejudice others
2. Control the speed and behavior: A skier orsnowboarder must move in control. He must adapt hisspeed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to hispersonal ability and to the prevailing conditions ofterrain, snow and weather as well as to the density oftraffic
3. Choice of route: A skier or snowboarder comingfrom behind must choose his route in such a waythat he does not endanger skiers or snowboardersahead.
4. Overtaking: A skier or snowboarder may overtakeanother skier or snowboarder above or below and to theright or to the left provided that he leaves enough spacefor the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make anyvoluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering, starting and moving upwards: A skier orsnowboarder entering a marked run, starting again afterstopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look upand down the slopes that he can do so without endangeringhimself or others.
6. Stopping on the slope: Unless absolutely necessary, askier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the slope innarrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall insuch a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear ofthe slope as soon as possible.
7. Climbing and descending on foot: A skier orsnowboarder either climbing or descending on foot mustkeep to the side of the slope.
8. Respect for signs and markings: A skier orsnowboarder must respect all signs andmarkings.
9. Assistance: At accidents, every skier orsnowboarder is duty bound to assist.
10. Identification: Every skier or snowboarder andwitness, whether a responsible party or not, mustexchange names and addresses following anaccident.
YOU CHOOSE THE SLOPE•Green: Very easy. The beginners who attend aweek course are usually able to descend the greenslopes at the end of the course.•Blue: Easy. Intermediate level. Skiers who practiceparallel skiing•Red: Difficult. Experienced skiers an snowboarders•Black: Very difficult. Expert skiers
SKI CHAIRLIFT: A mechanized, cable-suspended, aerial chair device used to carry skierssnowboards and others up a mountain slope.
PLATTER LIFT: A platter lift, is a mechanised system forpulling skiers uphill. The lift have an aerial steel cable looprunning over a series of wheels, powered by an engine atthe upper end. Hanging from the rope overhead areequally-spaced vertical cables attached to a plastic buttonor platter that is placed between the skiers legs and pullsthe skier uphill.
SKI TOW: The Ski tow, also known as a rope tow or handletow, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers andsnowboarders uphill. In its most basic form, it consists of along rope loop running through a pulley at the bottom andone at the top, powered by an engine at one end.
SKI MAGIC CARPET: The Magic Carpet Ski Lift is a newconveyor lift product which provides a high capacitysurface lift with a friendly design of virtually any lengthand for any rider. A magic carpet resembles a conveyorbelt in which skiers board at the bottom with skis facingforwards, and are pulled uphill by the moving belt.Keeping snow off of the belt can be a problem.
Having proper clothing will ensure that your day on theslopes is that little bit more comfortable and will allowyou to concentrate on enjoying the experience. So startingfrom the top down, let’s see what you should rememberwhen heading to the snow capped mountains.
Hat / Helmet : You loose a lot of heat through your head, so havingsomething to cover it is a must. Remember to pick something thatwill cover your ears, they tend to get cold too ! A helmet is somethingthat is recommended for small children and for those of you whowant to hit those off slope runs.Sun Glasses / Goggles : As the day goes on you will notice that your eyes will startto get effected by the glare. A pair of sunglasses will make sure that your eyeswon’t be strained. Goggles can give you that little bit more protection from theelements, and in the low light of the afternoon skiing you will be able to see thebumps on the slope that little bit easier.
Thermal top : Dressing for skiing is all about layer. Layering your clothes allows you toeasily adjust how much you are wearing and to insure that you will always be the righttemperature. When you are a beginner, and starting to learn how to ski, you willprobably need less layers, because you will putting in more effort to stay on your feetand to get where you want to.Thermal underwear: These are a something that you should bring with you. Mostpants are not lined and you will need something to keep your legs warm.
Jacket: This needs to be waterproofand wind proof. If it has a snow skirt (aband that stops the snow going up intoyour jacket) it is a definite plus.Gloves: Good gloves arerecommended. Gloves that are notwater proof are simply not worthbringing with you. Temperatures on themountain can reach -10°C once thewind starts blowing, and having glovesthat will protect you will be more thanwelcomed. Skiing down off themountain with cold & wet hands isn’t alot of fun.Pants: Again these need to bewaterproof and windproof. Specialskiing pants are wide enough at thebottom to go over your boots,
Socks: Make sure you have some big comfortable socks or a pair special ski socks.These socks have extra padding around the toes to keep you warm and around theankles to pad them from your ski boots. Proper socks is something that will reallymake your day on the slope a lot more comfortable.Boots: Most important in buying or renting ski boots is that they are the right size.Boots should have a ‘snug’ fit, and have the possibility to be tightened. If you findthat you are already tight in the boots, then you need to get the next size up. Try tostand on your toes and on your heals, if you find that there is some movement, thenyou try and tighten the boots a little more. Ski boots really need to be an extensionof your feet, so do spend the time to find the right pair
Determining Ski SizeThe right size skis are essential for mastering the sport. Skiing on skisthat are not the correct length can not only be dangerous but canprevent you from enjoying the sport to the fullest extent. There areseveral factors used to determine ski length such as: Height Weight Age Gender Ability levelA general rule when choosing ski length is to choose a ski that is atleast as tall as your chin and no taller than the top of your head.
Determining Ski Pole SizeThere are certain methods to getting the right ski pole.The skiers elbow should form a right angle. If theskiers elbow is in a smaller angle the pole is toolong, and if the skiers elbow is at an angle larger than90 degrees, the pole is too short.