The employees of the Ehrwalder Alm cable car do their best to guarantee a completey safe skiing environment for all guests. This includes daily preparation of the slopes and constant monitoring of the ski slopes by our mobile ski patrols. We also carry out regular inspections on all the skilifts and ongoing training with our staff.
Our guests can also play a major part in ensuring a safe and therefore enjoyable ski day!
Ski run signs and gradings.
Only ski on designated and secure slopes and always observe the safety regulations. Our ski slopes are categorised into three grades, according to the level of difficulty. Skiers and snowboarders can therefore make an informed decision as to the difficulty of the slope prior to starting a run down. All slopes have border markings.
Panoramic maps at the valley and mountain stations aid orientation and help in the choice of ski runs. Do not leave the marked slopes and please note the lift operating hours. Outside of operating hours snow grooming machines are in operation to prepare the slopes. Skiing down the slopes at these times is very dangerous.
Ski slope rescue services/emergencies/accidents
During our operating hours rescue services on the slopes are carried out by trained employees of the Ehrwald Alm cable car or by the local Mountain Rescue Service. All lift stations of the Ehrwalder Alm Cable Car are accident reporting points and the contact telephone number is: +43(0)5673-2468-621. The ski patrols only keep marked and open slopes under surveillance.
Do you know the rules of the International Skiing Association? If not, then please read on:
1. Respect for other skiers and snowboarders
A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding
A skier or snowboarder must always be in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of the slopes, snow and weather as well as to the ski 'traffic' on the slopes.
3. Choice of route
A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering, starting and moving upwards
A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting off again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes and be sure that he can continue without endangering himself or others.
6. Stopping on the piste
Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such aa area, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.
7. Climbing and descending on foot
A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
8. Respect for signs and markings
A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
9. Assistance in the case of accidents
In the case of accidents, all skiers and snowboarders are duty bound to assist.
In the case of an accident each skier or snowboarder and any witnesses, whether responsible or not, must exchange names and addresses.