Better safe than sorry: the ski-slope rescue

Emergency rescue on the ski slopes comprises transportation of the rescued individual either to the valley station of the Acherkogelbahn or Ochsengartenbahn, whichever is nearest. For this ski-slope rescue / transportation to safety a fee of 85 Euro is charged

To minimise the risk of a skiing accident, we would like to ask all our visitors to adhere exactly to the valid FIS-rules (Skiing association). For further information please have a look here:

Recco Rescue System

The ski region Hochoetz is also equipped with the Recco safety system.

The RECCO® technology enables organized rescue to locate victims of avalanche accidents more quickly. That's why RECCO® detectors are used by rescue organizations around the world to find spills equipped with RECCO® reflectors faster. However, the reflectors are not a substitute for avalanche transceivers but offer an additional chance of being found alive.


The 10 FIS rules of conduct!

This way skiing is fun.
The modern carving skis have given many advantages and a completely new skiing experience to skiers. The sporty waist, the sleek edges and the slopes that are more and more perfectly prepared also mean an increase in skiing accidents. In addition to being careful and to wearing a ski helmet, every skier should also know the general FIS-rules. Here is a short summary:

1. Respect for other skiers and snowboarders
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he or she does not endanger or prejudice others.
2. Control of speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding
Every skier or snowboarder must move in control. He or she must adapt the speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather, as well as to the density of traffic.
3. Choice of route
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his or her route in such a way not to endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
4. Overtaking
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that enough space is left for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering, starting and moving upwards
When entering marked run: Skiers or snowboarders, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes, must look up and down the slopes before moving so as not to endanger themselves or others.
6. Stopping
Unless absolutely necessary, skiers or snowboarders must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. If a fall should occur here, it is essential to move clear of the piste as soon 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 slopes.
8. Respect for signs
Skiers and snowboarders must respect all signs and markings.
9. Assistance
In the case of an accident, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
10. Identification
Following any accident, every skier and snowboarder, whether a responsible party or witness, must exchange names and addresses.
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