Safety is the highest priority in the See ski resort. Learn what you need to know about weather and snow conditions, how to behave on the ski slopes, and what the trail colours mean. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you head back to your accommodation safe and sound. But if the worst happens, keep these phone numbers handy:
- See mountain rescue: +43 5441 8568 or +43 664 9178830
- See ski patrol: +43 5441 8288-22
- See cable cars: +43 5441 8288-0
- Kappl police: +43 59 133 7143
- Emergency service: 144
Weather and snow conditions
There’s no joking around when there is bad weather in the mountains! Always inform yourself about the current weather and snow conditions ahead of your ski day. Ski tourers and skiers who go off-trail should in particular have a look at the avalanche situation. The See ski resort always provides you with the latest information.
Overview of FIS slope rules
Skiing and snowboarding should not only be tons of fun, it should also be safe. For this reason, certain rules apply for everyone on the slopes. We have put together an overview of the FIS slope rules to help everyone stay safe and happy on the trails!
- Respect on the slopes: Every skier and snowboarder must be aware of others on the slopes.
- Control of the situation: Winter athletes must ride carefully and according to their skills. Adjust your speed according to your skills, as well as the terrain, snow and weather conditions.
- Choice of path: When skiing behind someone, it’s your responsibility to ski around them without causing any danger to them.
- Overtaking: When overtaking another skier or snowboarder, always be sure to keep enough distance between you!
- Starting, joining and going uphill: It is your responsibility to always ensure that the slope is free and no one will be endangered – no matter whether you are crossing the slope, stopping or starting. Always have look over your shoulder!
- Stopping: This is an absolute no-no! Avoid stopping in blind corners, and narrow or enclosed places. Even winter athletes who fall must vacate the spot as quickly as possible.
- Ascending and descending: You must always use the side of the slope to walk up or down.
- Observing signs: Pay attention to and follow the signs, markings and notices on the slope.
- Offering assistance: You are obliged to offer help to others in the event of any accident.
- Duty to identify yourself: You are also obliged to give your personal details in the event of an accident, whether you caused it, witnessed it or assisted at it.
Blue, red, black – decoding trail colours
Found in the trail map, on the panorama board or directly on the slopes: the colours give you an overview of the difficulty levels of the slopes.
- Blue pistes: Beginners and families with kids are best suited for blue slopes. With a maximum of 25% slope, these trails are great for leisurely skiing without great effort.
- Red pistes: If you’ve comfortably mastered the first runs on the blue trails and are ready for something more difficult then try a red piste. Here a slope of up to 40% and higher speeds are waiting for you.
- Black pistes: Skiing black trails is the supreme discipline. The slopes are sometimes not only steep, but also icy and hilly. Good skills are a prerequisite for black trails.
Do you still have questions? Contact the See team for more information!