It is vital, for safety reasons, to follow a few simple, but important, rules on the mountain:
Be aware of all skiers around you and do not endanger them. Give priority to skiers downhill of you. When overtaking or crossing the path of another skier, it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not collide or cause him/her to fall.
Only ski within the limits of your ability and be sure you can always stop safely.
Pick your route carefully and be prepared to handle changing situations with other skiers/boarders and the mountain itself.
Always allow space for others to make their turns and remember that those ahead of you have right of way. The slower skier/boarder also has right of way.
Look up and down before starting off or entering a piste and ensure enough space to avoid the path of other piste users.
Never stop to rest in the middle of a piste or on blind corners or sudden drops. Get to the side of the piste where it is safer. After a fall, move quickly to the side.
Always obey signs. They provide vital information for YOU and YOUR safety on the mountain.
Help others if an accident occurs.
Understand accident procedures and be prepared to help. Witnesses must provide names and addresses.
Remember, never ski alone. Always ski in a group of at least 4 and, in the event of an accident, two people can seek help while the other can remain with the injured person. This is the official advice from the English Ski Council.