SkiStar Hemsedal carries out controls of avalanche risk in avalanche-exposed terrain where you can ski from an open lift/slope back to an open lift/slope. However, we can never say with certainty that these slopes are completely safe.
2 - ModerateUpdated: 2/24/2020, 7:47 AM
- Human trigged avalanches possible. Natural avalanches unlikely. Be cautious in avalanchterrain.
The points below apply to all off-piste skiing.
- Always make yourself searchable! Always carry avalanche safety gear with you (transceiver, probe, shovel, balloon bag, RECCO) and ensure you are trained in and regularly practise companion rescue.
- Never ski alone
- Never stop directly beneath a scarp/slope, ski out to the side.
- Keep in mind that you can trigger avalanches over other people – never go out on a steep slope if you have people below you.
- The fact that someone has skied on the slope before does not mean it is safe.
- Unmarked obstructions/hazards may be present in the terrain.
- In the event of an accident, it may take a long time to get help.
- Always report if you see avalanche activity or if you have triggered an avalanche.
All skiing outside of marked and prepared slopes is considered off-piste and is done at your own risk. Follow the signs, markings and posted avalanche risk and avalanche information. All skiers/snowboarders using ungroomed slopes should have good knowledge of assessing avalanche risk.
Respect the indicated avalanche risk and ensure that you have the knowledge required to venture outside designated areas and to assess avalanche risk. In terrain with a slope of more than 20-30 degrees, there is always a risk, even if others have previously skied in the area.