Be properly equipped
Do not over exert yourself and drink plenty of water.
It is highly recommended to choose specially approved
equipment which is adapted to your technical level, your
height and your weight as well as to ensure a good adjustment
and maintenance of ski bindings. Use sunglasses to protect
yourself from the ultraviolet rays.
Before skiing, do not forget to take out an insurance
policy for the slopes.
You can acquire ski insurance at any Andorran ski station
where you buy your ski pass. The insurance must cover
the number of days of the ski pass. You can also buy insurance
for the whole ski season
Before starting, and to avoid getting lost, ask for a
map of the slopes.
Do not forget that only slopes which are open are secure
Slopes and lifts are signposted. Respect these signs.
Check the weather forecast. Keep informed of the opening
times of slopes and lifts.
You can check the weather forecast by calling + 376 848
851 or snow report.
Control the situation
Right of way
Skiers in front of you always have the right of way. The
route your take and any overtaking must never put others
Adjust your speed and your route according to your ability,
the visibility, the conditions of the slopes and the snow.
If there are a lot of skiers, slow down, above all on
the areas for beginners, near queues of people and at
the end of the slopes.
Do not stop in the middle of the slopes nor in narrow
places and without visibility.
All those who witness an accident must immediately offer
their help and call the first aid people if necessary.
- Do not forget to remove your pole straps from around
- Do not slalom and hold the perch until arrival; otherwise
the cable might derail.
- Should you fall, let go of the perch and move out of
the way of other skiers.
- Put your backpack in front of you.
- If you cannot board, let the chair go on.
- You must lower the safety bar to avoid falling.
- Never jump off a chair lift.
- The opening and closing of the doors is automatic. Do
not try to open them and do not lean on them.
- Do not lean out or throw anything out of the windows.
Do not smoke.
- If the gondola stops, wait calmly until it continues
its route or for staff to intervene.
Skiing off piste requires a good technical level, a great
understanding of the mountain and specialised equipment.
As the natural dangers of the mountain are not signposted
and there might be avalanches, be careful.
Anyway, remember that your are skiing at your own risk
the Safety guide