The FIS piste rules apply to all skiers and snowboarders who are obliged to know and adhere with the piste rules. Anyone causing an accident in breach of the FIS piste rules can be held responsible for the consequences under civil and criminal law.
In the federal state of Upper Austria and Salzburg, it is mandatory for children and adolescents to wear ski helmets until they have reached the age of 15. However, wearing a ski helmet is also strongly recommended for all adult winter athletes!
Pistes closed in Dachstein West ski region: 5 pm to 8.30 am
Closed slopes: A slope may be closed for many different reasons, e.g. danger of avalanche, ice or not enough snow, etc. Skiing on closed slopes is prohibited without exception and will result in legal action.
Danger of avalanche: The avalanche sign warns of general, local or acute danger of avalanche off-piste.
Snow-grooming vehicles: Snow-grooming vehicles in use. Take note of the last piste service control run. Take note of the last ski bus connections.
Skiing off piste: Skiing in forested areas, in areas with recently planted trees, and on open-felled areas outside of the designated ski runs is strictly forbidden due to young tree growth! Offenders will be punished according to forestry law.
SOS: In the case of an accident, please contact an employee at the nearest lift!