So that every cross-country skier has fun on our tracks doing lovely cross-country, please adhere to the following FIS rules.
FIS rules of behaviour for cross-country skiers
1. Be considerate towards others
Each cross-country skier has to behave such that he or she doesn't endanger or injure others.
2. Signposting, cross-country direction and technique
Lines and signposts (notice signs) must be observed. You have to ski in the marked direction and use the cross-country technique.
3. Choose the track
On double and multi-track tracks you must ski in the right-hand lane. Cross-country skiers in groups have to ski behind each other in a line. With free technique you must ski on the right.
You may overtake on the right or the left. The skier in front doesn't have to move to one side. But he or she should move to one side when it is safe to do so.
5. Oncoming traffic
If you meet anyone, everyone has to move over to the right. The skier coming downhill has priority.
6. Holding the poles
When you overtake, are overtaken and if you meet someone then please hold the poles close to your body.
7. Adjust your speed to the conditions
Every skier has to, especially on stretches with gradients; adjust his or her speed and behaviour according to his or her ability, the terrain conditions, and the density of traffic and according to visibility. You have to keep a safe distance from the skier in front of you. If necessary you should fall over to avoid a collision.
8. Keep the track clear
If you stop then move off the track. A cross-country skier who has fallen over must clear the track as quickly as possible.
Everyone is obliged to help in case of an accident.
10. Proof of Identity
Everyone, whether a witness or someone involved, whether responsible or not, must give his or her details in the case of an accident.