- COMPULSORY HELMET FOR MINORS: from 2022, helmets will be compulsory until the age of 18 (previously they were compulsory until 14) for downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, sledging and tobogganing. Anyone who fails to comply with this rule will have to pay fines of between €100.00 and €150.00.
- COMPULSORY INSURANCE: As of 1 January 2022, a third-party liability insurance policy for damage or injury to third parties will be required. Whenever you ski, you must have a digital or paper copy with you. If you do not have a copy, you can buy it when you purchase your ski pass at the cost of €3,00. There is no obligation to check the insurance policy, but anyone caught without one will have to pay a fine of between €100.00 and €150.00 and their ski pass will be confiscated.
- BANNED DRUNK SKIING: from 1 January it will be forbidden to ski while being drunk and/or under the effect of drugs. The huts will continue to sell alcohol, but it is up to the individual to moderate the quantities consumed.
- ADAPT YOUR RIDING ACCORDING TO YOUR SKILLS AND THE CONDITIONS OF THE SLOPES if you are not very experienced, the best solution is always to do things slowly and well. In case of moguls, poor visibility or very crowded slopes, moderating your speed is the secret to getting back to the valley in one piece.
- SKIING THE SLOPES ACCORDING TO OUR PREPARATION: it is clear that beginners need to pay a little more attention to the colour of the slopes they wish to ski. For those who have put on skis for the first time, a black slope like Fodoma is not ideal and they run the risk of getting seriously hurt.
- CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE TRAVELLING: If the forecast is not good or if there is a danger of avalanches, do not set off. You can consult the weather and snow reports at www.arpa.veneto.it.
- HAVE THE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT: always leave in the morning with a charged phone battery, clothing appropriate to the sport practised and the length of the route and in the case of off-piste skiing, ski mountaineering, hiking or snowshoeing carry in your backpack the necessary equipment for any emergency situations. If there is a risk of avalanches, you must be equipped with an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
- INFORM YOURSELF IF THE CHOSEN ROUTE IS PERFORMABLE: in case of damage caused by bad weather or the Vaia storm, not all routes may be practicable. You can ask Alpine Guides, Mountain Rescue, Police Forces, CAI, refuge managers for this information and they will be more than happy to help you.
- COMMUNICATE YOUR INTENTIONS TO FAMILY MEMBERS/FRIENDS/ACCOMODATIONS MANAGERS let as many people as possible, friends, family members, the managers, know where you plan to spend the day, so that if you do not return, you can restrict the area of return.
To control the respect of these rules there will be the local police corps, but also Police, Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza who will carry out the piste rescue service every day.
In case of emergency or difficulty, the number to call is 112
Now that we have gone over all the rules of good sportsmanship in the Dolomites, we wish you an exciting holiday on the slopes of Arabba ☀️ .