Snooc on the sledge run on Gornergrat above Zermatt

Safety rules

For a safe use of the sledge run

Sledging should be fun for everyone and so there are one or two simple rules to follow:

1. Show consideration to other people . Make sure your actions do not cause harm or danger to other sledgers.

2. Adapt your speed according to your abilities. Adapt your speed and way of sledging to your ability according to the ground, the snow conditions or weather, as well as the number of other sledgers on the run. Do not tie your sledges or luges together when using the run. Do not go down head first.

3. Respect the tracks chosen by other users . Choose your way down so you don’t endanger other people on their way down.

4. Overtake with a wide margin. You can overtake others on the left or the right but when you do overtake be careful that you don’t restrict other users’ space.

5. When you start or rejoin the run make sure to look up the hill before you go. Make sure that when you enter the run that you are not in anyone’s way, or endangering anyone else when you start off.

6. Always stop at the sides of the run . Whenever possible avoid stopping unnecessarily or stopping at a blind spot. Should you take a tumble move out of the way as fast as possible so that other users are not in danger of running into you.

7. Get on and off at the sides of the run . Use the perimeter of the run if you need to get on or off your sledge or luge.

8. Note signalisation . Pay attention to any markings or signage on the run

9. Offering assistance . Should you come across an accident on the slope or be involved in one you must immediately offer assistance.

10. Personal information . At the scene of an accident you are required to provide personal information, whether you are a witness or involved, responsible or not for the accident.

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