Skiing's life in Europe revolves on one thing: Mont Blanc, the continent's tallest mountain. Mont Blanc means snow and skiing, and lots of it. Courmayeur ski resort is lucky enough to be situated on the Italian side of that skiable beast. Cervinia, Chamonix, and Verbier ski areas are all within striking distance, making Courmayeur one of the most centrally and conveniently located ski resorts in all of Europe. Don't let the Italian location fool you; one can hear more languages spoken on a typical day at Courmayeur ski resort than at the United Nations! Fabulous bars, restaurants, and shops line the cobblestone streets for all to enjoy. A top-notch apres-ski atmosphere combined with world-class skiing and snowboarding make Courmayeur ski resort the place to be every day of the year.
A skier or snowboarder must behave in a manner that does not put others in danger or cause injury.
Control of speed and of personal behavior
A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must maintain an appropriate speed and adapt speed based on his skiing ability, conditions of the pistes, visibility, weather conditions and amount of people on the pistes.
Choice of direction
A skier or snowboarder uphill has the possibility to decide his course and should maintain a course that avoids collisions with skiers further down.
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below (with sufficient space and visibility), to the right or left, but always at a distance to avoid putting the other skier in difficulty.
Entry and crossings
A skier or snowboarder entering the piste or starting again after a stop must ensure his personal safety and that of others, at a crossing give way to the right or according to eventual indications.
A skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping, unless necessary, along passages where all must pass or where there is no visibility. Any stops must be made along the edge of the pistes. In case of a fall the skier or snowboarder should clear the area as soon as possible.
Climbing or descending on foot
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
A skier or snowboarder must respect and follow the regulations regarding the ski pistes, in particular the compulsory use of helmets for children under 14 years of age.
All skiers should assist in the case of an accident.
Anyone involved in an accident or witness to an accident is required to provide their personal details
THE COLOURS OF THE TRACKS
On the map of the tracks, the tracks are indicated by 3 different colors. Each color corresponds to the difficulty of the tracks. Choose the correct tracks for your ability.
Signage on the pistes
On the tracks you will find coloured panels on which the name of the ski area, the name of the track and the number of the track are shown. This information, in case needed, helps the skier to be found in the area and helps with rescue. If you are witness to or victim of an accident, you must give the rescuers the information shown on these panels.
POLES ON THE PISTE
The poles on the tracks are used to show the edge of the track. The poles are different on each side. They both show the difficulty of the track with their color.
Along the track, you will find these panels and we ask you to respect them.
The helmet is compulsory for children under 14.
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