Code of Conduct

The Club's Code of Coduct sets out the rules and responsibilities of our Club, its members and the committee.

Edinburgh Ski Club is committed to providing an ethical, welcoming and encouraging environment for membership and participation in the Club and its activities.

As such, all members are expected to adhere to this Code of Conduct. Any complaint about the behaviour of a Club member should be sent to the Club Chair for investigation in accordance with Clause 5 of the Constitution.

  1. All members are subject to the Constitution of Edinburgh Ski Club and the regulations of Snowsport Scotland.
  2. All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow members, regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  3. Whilst participating in snowsports, members should adhere to the International Ski Federation (FIS) code of conduct:
    1. Respect for others: a skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he/she does not endanger or prejudice others.
    2. Control of speed when skiing or snowboarding: a skier or snowboarder must move in control. He/she must adapt his/her speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
    3. Choice of route: a skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his/her route in such a way that he/she does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead. 
    4. Overtaking: a skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he/she leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
    5. Entering, starting and moving upwards: a skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he/she can do so without endangering himself or others.
    6. Stopping on the piste: unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.
    7. Climbing and descending on foot: a skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
    8. Respect for signs and markings: a skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
    9. Assistance: at accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
    10. Identification: every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.