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Are you familiar with the Alpine Code of Conduct?
2 min
Updated 29 December 2022

Norwegian Alpine Resorts and Mountain Destinations in cooperation with Gjensidige gave Field Productions the task of creating films for social media which will illustrate the importance of following the Alpine Code of Conduct.

5 videoes at 15 seconds a piece plus a behind the scenes feature have been produced and will be published during this Christmas and throughout the winter months.

They can be found on Hemsedals social media. You may also read more about the Alpine Code of Conduct at:

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Alpine Code of Conduct

from (translated):

-We want to remind people that we all must take responsibility, and hope that people will follow the 10 rules of the Alpine Code of Conduct, says Camilla Sylling Clausen, General Secretary of the industry association of Norwegian alpine resorts and mountain destinations.

The Ski Patrols jobs are abundant - their focus is to safeguard the slopes. They cushion posts and snow cannons, install safety nets, they mark off parks including their jumps, and perform other damage mitigating measures such as daily inspections and maintenance. In addition signage and information about risks of avalanches are of importance where people go outside marked and secured pistes. The Ski Patrol are alerted during injuries, they perform first aid and transport the patients safely back down for further medical assistance when necessary.

-Luckily people are mostly aware of their own responsibilities. Use back protection and of course helmets, and be considerate of other guests, Camilla constitutes.

Then all that remains is to go and have fun out there!

Alpine Code of Conduct

  • Ski carefully so that you don’t injure yourself or others
  • Adapt your speed to the conditions
  • If you are approaching from above or behind, it is your responsibility to avoid collisions
  • Show caution when overtaking, and allow plenty of room
  • Skiing sideways is not allowed, unless this is part of an organised course
  • Do not stop where you cannot be seen by approaching skiers
  • Have a good look all around you when you start a descent, e.g. after a rest break
  • When entering a slope, use the outer edges
  • The use of ski brakes or retention devices is not permitted – check that your bindings have been correctly fitted
  • Follow signs, markings and instructions
  • If you see anyone who has been injured, it is your duty to help them