Status: 29.11.2023, 16:15 PM
By: Christoph Gschoßmann
If you are on a skiing holiday in South Tyrol this winter, you should inform yourself exactly about the new ski rules. In some cases, it is even forbidden to stop.
Bolzano - In the Italian region of South Tyrol, new regulations apply to all skiers on the slopes this winter: holidaymakers should take a close look at them before their first trip down to the valley. The carabinieri were also informed in a special training course by a judge who knows how to ski about the innovations that exist in the provincial law. This is reported in the Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung.
Ski holidays in South Tyrol: New rules for skiers concerning overtaking and bottlenecks
According to a resolution of the state parliament of July 23, 2023, one of the regulations concerns overtaking. Accordingly, winter sports enthusiasts are obliged to "make sure that there is sufficient space and visibility before overtaking, always at a sufficient distance so that those overtaken are not obstructed". This regulation should make sense for winter sports enthusiasts.
Italy offers beautiful slopes for your next ski holiday. However, there are rules to follow. (Symbolic image) © Panthermedia/Imago
There is also a rule regarding intersections to prevent accidents: skiers must make sure that someone is "arriving from another ski slope", even if they are approaching from above.
The new rules also include a strict ban: "It is forbidden to stop at narrow points, near hilltops or in places with no visibility." Anyone who does not comply with this must expect a fine of 100 to 150 euros.
South Tyrol: Judge gives workshop for carabinieri about new ski rules
The Ski Slopes Act of 2010 was comprehensively amended in July and brought into line with the State Law of 2021. At that time, fines for skiers without insurance were also introduced, as well as new regulations for ski slope operators.
Last winter, the carabinieri had a lot to do, with 6000 checks and 4000 rescue missions. According to Colonel Raffaele Rivola, the slope service is the main activity of law enforcement officers in the period from December to April. On the occasion of the new rules, a judge with plenty of skiing experience took the time to illustrate them for the carabinieri. For this, the legal experts even went to the slopes.
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