Sledging safety

Tips by the BFU, Swiss Council for Accident Prevention

  • Wear a helmet
  • Wear sturdy boots with a high shaft and good treads, add braking aids in icy conditions
  • Sledge only on signposted runs, obstacle-free trails or slopes with an adequate run-out area
  • Opt to use a sports sled
  • Follow the 10 rules of sledging

Rules of conduct

1) Be considerate to others
2) Adapt speed and sledging style to own ability
3) Respect for the route taken by the person ahead
4) Leave sufficient room when overtaking
5) Look upwards before entering and starting
6) Stopping at the side
7) Climbing or descending at the side
8) Observe signs and markings
9) Provide assistance
10) Identification