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Ski areas with guidance system

A clear guidance system, which marks the optimal and safest ascent track in the terrain, is an essential contribution to the disentanglement of ascending ski mountaineers and downhill skiers. The uniform layout supports the recognition value. Currently, 7 ski areas already rely on this guidance system.

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Übergang von Hellblau auf Weiß.
Informationboard of a piste tour
The picture shows an information board of a piste tour.

In 2016, the Sports Department designed a guidance system for the ascent routes of ski slope tours.


The aim of the new guidance system is to offer ascending ski tourers a safe ascent route and thus reduce the risk of collision with descending skiers.


More information about the signage can be found here.

Difficulty classification

easy piste tour

  • up to 20 % average gradient
  • up to 30 % gradient in steep sections except for short, slightly steep sections
  • Most changes of direction are possible in curves, occasionally simple hairpin bends
Direction sign for piste tours. Blue arrow for easy piste tours
Direction sign for piste tours. Blue arrow for easy piste tours

medium difficult piste tour

  • up to 30 % average gradient
  • up to 40 % gradient in steep sections except for short, slightly steep sections
  • Most changes of direction are possible in curves, occasionally simple hairpin bends
    Direction sign for piste tours. Red arrow for medium difficult piste tours
    Direction sign for piste tours. Red arrow for medium difficult piste tours

    difficult piste tour

    • The average and maximum values clearly exceed the gradient of the medium difficulty ski slope
    • Changes of direction require a sweeping technique (sweeping terrain from an inclination of approx. 27°/50%)
    Direction sign for piste tours. Black arrow for difficult piste tours
    Direction sign for piste tours. Black arrow for difficult piste tours
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