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Going skiing? Beware of icy snow and dense fog

Although February is almost spring weather and the temperature has long been near 10 degrees, alpine skiers cruising the slopes with artificial snow buried in large numbers. Their winter tours to Indeed many of them ordered at the beginning of autumn.

Especially in the current situation where the snowy lanes of ski trails narrower than usual, artificial snow is due poprchání and icy hills are immersed in a dense fog, frequent accidents, which may end in death.
The article therefore introduce how to behave in the warm weather on the slopes, and what rules you must follow to hurt yourself or others.

Ski the Ten Commandments as part of the standard Czech law

The Czech Republic has since 2010 skiers and snowboarders on the slopes follow the ten rules of conduct in the ski traffic, have been approved by the International Ski Federation. The so-called ski Ten Commandments is part of the standard, which falls under the amendment to the Act on business conditions and activities in the field of tourism. "When the Ten Commandments correct behavior on the slopes is violated, although he can not impose a fine, but could be banished from the ski area or it can be removed pass, "said Luke Przybylski Discount residence of a specialized portal" When someone causes a serious injury, it may be filed a criminal complaint for assault, "said Przybylski the fact that if the culprit of the accident site travels without providing assistance to the injured, and you can be sued for failure to provide assistance.

Rule 1: Think in terms of other skiers

A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way as to endanger the health of others, and caused him damage. It may not therefore driving fence poles or from them to do the slalom slope. Consideration also lies in the fact that people are wearing the right skis on her shoulder and while driving give space for children and beginners. Reckless driving on skis or snowboard with extra pay. Even in the Czech Republic there are cases where a criminal court stood for skiers that caused the slope speeding serious injuries.

Rule 2: Adapt your speed experience and skills

Rapid and uncontrolled driving is the most common cause of injury. Reasonable speed is yet one where decisions experience and ability skiers. In addition, it assumes some ability to predict the crisis. Every skier should adapt their speed skills, terrain, snow and weather conditions, and how busy the route. Similarly to the road, it is necessary to drive such a rate that can be safely stopped. This is a basic rule.

Rule 3: Choose a safe driving track

In domestic ski resorts skiers and snowboarders often encounter skiing conditions worse than it is abroad. A untreated or icy slope may here be overtaking become a challenge even for experienced athletes. Each skier coming from behind must choose a lane which in any way endanger other participants of the piste. It must also be borne in mind that the skier going downhill in front has priority.

Rule 4: When overtaking Be on the lookout

Although most people think that overtaking should always be left on the ski slopes, this rule is not strictly true. Unlike a road on the piste skier can choose the direction of driving and overtaking. Only you must always leave enough space for the potential direction changes předjížděných skiers. In addition, they must continuously monitor the direction and speed of the drive and look out for unexpected braking. The skier should also not overtake in risky sections, such as tight county slopes or confusing restrictions.

Rule 5: Drive off at the right time

Measure twice, cut once. This old Czech proverb also applies to conduct on the slopes. Every skier or snowboarder who wants to drive to the ski slopes, should look up and down and make sure that it can do so without danger to themselves or others. Like on the road and are valid tag right of way. A skier who is entering the ski slopes, must always give priority to all other people on the move. They must make sure that it does not endanger or nepřekříží path of another participant. Priority on the slope to the right, however, does not apply here prefer all individuals arriving from above.

Rule 6: Always Provide first aid

If the subscriber traffic on the slopes will witness an accident, is obliged to indicate the place of the injured skier skis crossed, pushed into the snow. Within its capabilities must provide first aid, call the mountain rescue service and while waiting for the arrival of professionals to monitor vital functions wounded. It is important, however, to try to prevent most injuries. This also helps quality ski equipment. His part as the protective helmet, goggles or spinal protector.

Rule 7: You are required to demonstrate

Another rule that should all skiers and snowboarders to respect the obligation of identification. Every skier or witness an accident is required in case of an accident to present an identity card and provide their personal information. "In the event that an individual can prove his identity, does not provide assistance to the injured or the accident cause runs, it runs the risk of criminal prosecution," said Luke Przybylski from Discount residence portal "Recent surveys showed that the majority of skiers rules promulgated does not know. They believe, for example, that in the event of an accident on the slopes are not required to stop or not to establish their identity, under any circumstances, "said Przybylski.

Rule 8: Always stop the Region

Safe stop driving is one of the first ski skills that every beginner must learn.
Control speed and braking to the basic rules of safe skiing and has several principles. If it is not absolutely necessary, a skier must not stop in the middle of the ski slopes, at junctions or narrow hazardous locations preventing good visibility. In the event of a fall, the participant must downhill operation as quickly as possible to pick up and leave this place immediately. The basic rule is, therefore, that we can only stop at the edge of the slopes.

Rule 9: When climbing and descending to hold the region

Almost everyone has experienced skier on the slope of a situation where he had to return the skis on their feet for glasses or wand while driving vytrousil on the hill. In this case, the rising skiers up the track only proceed along the edge of the slopes. If located in an area with poor visibility must for this region even closer. The same applies if the missing skier down the slope on foot. On the domestic slopes is advisable to follow this rule in particular. While abroad, you can ski on open areas in the Czech Republic, the slopes are mostly located in the valley, that is in the forest. Skiers often hard to read passes through forest stretches in which then leads to dangerous conflicts.

Rule 10: Respect Signs and Signals
Ski safety fences and safety nets for the slopes. In addition, they contribute to improving safety on the slopes have different signs and signals which must skiers throughout the area strictly observed. Not everyone knows what they mean color coding slopes. Use the colors are distinguished by different degrees of difficulty of slopes, which can each skier or snowboarder before starting to prepare. The blue color indicates a slight slope with a gentle slope suitable for children, beginners or the elderly. Red is a moderately difficult slope with a steeper slope heavy black marks. It tends to over 40%. Therefore, it is recommended only for experienced skiers. As part of its safety, be careful on the fallen signs or ropes, which may not be visible at first sight.

Source: tz

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