Piste X Code - STOP • LOOK • SLIDE
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Introducing the Piste X Code

Ski & snowboard within your ability

Control your speed at all times and do all you can to avoid other mountain users.

Consider your choice of path

The downhill skier or snowboarder always has the right of way. It’s your responsibility to avoid them. Leave space while passing.

Think about where you’ll stop

Always at the side of the piste, never in the middle! And never beneath the brow of a hill.

Be aware of your surroundings

Look up and down the slope before you set off or re-join the piste.

A good example for children

Teach children about piste safety and the importance of the Piste X Code.

Respect piste signs & markings

If a piste is closed, it’s closed for your safety. Watch for signs advising you to slow down.

Your role if there’s an accident

You are duty bound to assist. Cross your skis upright in the snow above the incident and call 112.

What else can you do?

Be sensible with your alcohol consumption, don’t listen to music on the pistes and never use ski apps that challenge your speed.

Remind yourself of the rules of the pistes in advance of your next winter holiday

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Amie Henderson

Co-Founder Piste X Code

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Louise Paley

Co-Founder Piste X Code


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