Ski slope tours: Safe & Fair
The province of Tyrol, as a mountain and skiing sports province, is committed to ski touring and piste touring. This sport is particularly valuable as a safe experience of nature, for recreation and for promoting health and fitness in the open air.
The strongly growing number of active people is an expression of the great interest and social needs for sporting exercise, active recreation and meaningful leisure time activities of the local population in winter.
However, there are also more and more complaints about ski tourers. They would obstruct the downhill skiers and snowboarders as well as the preparation work with modern winch technology, endanger themselves and others and rut the freshly prepared slopes in the evening.
The Tyrolean piste touring model "Safe & Fair" is based on the precept of mutual respect and fairness in sport and essentially comprises three main pillars:
Adherence to the 10 piste touring rules and the 10 FIS rules as a code of conduct and "rules of the game" of the sport.
Signposting of piste touring routes with the Tyrolean piste touring guidance system as a steering measure to disentangle the flow of skiers
Piste tour evenings on which the piste is not prepared until later for safe sporting activity
Ski resorts with guidance system
A clear signage system that marks the optimal and safest ascent track in the terrain is an essential contribution to the separation of ascending ski mountaineers and descending skiers.
The nationally uniform layout facilitates recognition. In the 20/21 season, the following eleven ski areas already used this guidance system:
- Axamer Lizum
- Mutterer Alm
- Pitztaler Gletscher
- St. Johann in Tirol