Safety on the slopes

Tips, rules and emergency services

The Nassfeld ski area has a state-of-the-art medical infrastructure to deal with accidents and other medical emergencies on the slopes. However, skiers and snowboarders should follow a number of rules in order to reduce the risk of hurting themselves and others. Here is a list of important tips on how to stay safe on the slopes:

  • We recommend that skiers and snowboarders wear a helmet at all times.
  • Respect the international FIS rules on safe skiing and snowboarding.
  • Act carefully and responsibly at all times.
  • Skiers and snowboarders who choose to head off-piste do so at their own risk.
  • Slopes are checked at the end of the day to ensure they are clear of skiers and boarders.
  • Important! Pistes are closed from 5.00 pm until 8.00 am! Skiers and snowboarders are not permitted to be on the slopes between these times (except for night skiing). Collisions with piste machines can cause serious injuries.
  • Do not raise the restraining bar on the chairlifts before reaching the exit point.

Important information in case of an accident

If you are involved in or witness an accident on the slopes, report it immediately to the nearest lift station. There is a first-aid centre in Sonnleitn and in Tröpolach ("MedAlm") to deal with injured persons. Seriously injured persons can be transported using the medical helicopter AIRMED1.

MEDALM Surgery and Orthopaedic Centre

Medical services

  • First aid and emergency treatment
  • Scheduled surgery on hands and feet
  • Out-patient treatment after stay in hospital
  • Treatment of injuries resulting from overloading or repetitive strain
  • Treatment of skeletal and muscular pain
  • Treatment of skeletal pain in children

The MEDALM medical centre is located on the "Nassfeldstraße" road near the bottom of the  Millennium Express cable car.

Persons to contact in case of an emergency

Emergency numbers: 140 Mountain rescue | 144 Rescue | 133 Police

MEDALM Medical Centre
Tröpolach 168

A-9631 Jenig

Dr. Martin Kavallar
Dr. Helga Schabus-Kavallar

Tel.: +43 42 85 / 84 150
Fax.: +43 42 85 / 84 150 20


Ski patrol in Nassfeld

The members of the ski patrol service are out and about every day in Nassfeld to answer questions and keep everyone safe. They are easy to spot and will be happy to help you.

One sure way of reducing the risk of hurting yourself or someone else on the slopes is by getting enough sleep! Check out our information about the wide range of accommodation available in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See region.

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