FIS Rules for Nordic Skiers

1. Respect other sportsmen 2. signs, signals, direction and technique
Every Nordic skier must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others. Signposts, marks and signals must be observed at any time. Both the running direction and Nordic skiing technique are explicitly defined for each cross-country skiing track.
3. choice of the track 4. overtaking
Always use the track furthest to the right on dual or triple tracks. Cross-country ski groups have to run behind one another. Freestyle Nordic skiers are running always on the right. You overtake others either on the left or on the right. The Nordic skier in front of you is not obliged to sidestep but he should sidestep in order to avoid dangerous situations.
5. two-way traffic 6. nordic ski poles
If you meet oncoming cross-country skiers you sidestep to the right. Nordic skiers on a downhill stretch have right of way. If you overtake someone else, if someone overtakes you or if you meet oncoming Nordic skiers you should keep your poles close to the body.
7. adapt your speed to the conditions 8. keep clear the track
Every cross-country skiers must choose his speed according to his skills and ability level -especially on downhill stretches, ready to stop any moment if an obstacle or another Nordic skier blocks the way. Keep a minimum distance between you and other sportsmen. In a case of emergency you should try to fall down ("emergency fall"). Those who stop leave the track immediately! A fallen Nordic skier must leave the track as quickly as possible.
9. assistance 10. obligatory identification
In case of an accident everyone is obliged to give first aid. Everyone is obliged to provide personal data, no matter if you are a witness to the accident or involved in it.