Security & Environment

Glisse & sécurité

10 rules for the conduct

of those using the ski slopes

  • 1
    Respect for others All skiers or snowboarders must behave in such a way that they do not endanger or jeopardise the safety of others. They are responsible not only for their behaviour but also the condition of their equipment.
  • 2
    Control of speed and behaviour All skiers and snowboarders must adjust their speed and behaviour to their personal ability and technical skills as well as to the prevailing conditions of terrain, weather, snow cover and 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 left or right, provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
  • 5
    At crossroads, entering, starting and moving upwards Starting again after stopping, at the crossroads between 2 or more pistes, or before entering a marked run, a skier or snowboarder must look up and down the slopes to check that he may do so without endangering himself or others.
  • 6
    Stopping on a piste Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste where it is narrow or where visibility is poor. After a fall he must move clear of the piste as quickly 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, ensuring that neither he nor his equipment is a danger for other users.
  • 8
    Respect of information, signposting and markings A skier or snowboarder must take into account any information regarding weather and snow cover conditions and the state of the ski slopes. They must respect all signposting and markings.
  • 9
    Assistance Every skier or snowboarder that causes or witnesses an accident is duty bound to render assistance, notably by alerting the ski rescue services and patrolmen. If necessary, and should the ski rescue services request, be prepared to assist in any way.
  • 10
    Identification Anyone involved in or witnessing an accident whether a responsible party or not, is bound to exchange their name and address.

So that skiing remains a pleasure

  • Do warming up exercises, pace your efforts, eat and drink plenty of water.
  • Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended for all the family.
  • Wear protective sunglasses (index 4), or preferably goggles.
  • Check that you are correctly insured.
  • Have your bindings checked and adjusted by experts.
  • Think « Magnestick », an innovative system that ensures safe transport for children on chairlifts and, thanks to a dorsal protection, protects their backs at the descent. Magnestick combines a system of magnets on the chairlift and a metallic plate incorporated into the dorsal protection. The Petit Rochebrune and Grands Champs chairlifts are fitted with this system. The Rochebrune ESF (ski school), implicated in this system, kits out all their beginners. This protective gear is available for rental or sale in the sports shops.
Vigilance enfant

They tend to put all their energy into sports activities and can very easily find themselves in a state of over exhaustion without any warning signs. Avoid drastic changes in altitude (risk of otitis).

When Carrying babies and toddlers on our backs, immobility over lengthened periods of time increases the risk of: sunburn, sunstroke, dehydration, heat stroke, chills and frostbite. Remember to protect them: sunglasses, gloves, woolly hat and sun cream.

Do not throw your rubbish into the nature, you are going to cross areas where the nature is fragile: preserve it! Make sure not to leave any trace of your passage in the nature. Take your rubbish to a waste collection point. Little wooden chalets, or mazots, with three bins specially equipped for sorting rubbish.

When walking follow animal tracks with silent footsteps, and be careful not to disturb our wild animal friends, make no noise and keep dogs on a lead.

Take advantage of the regular Megbus service, free in the sectors of Jaillet, Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois, Cote 2000, Cassioz and Princesse (free for holders of a ski-pass).Timetables available from Megève Tourism.