Safety in the mountains and valleys
Safety rules & emergency tips for Salzburg's mountain world
Here you can learn more about how to stay safe in the mountains, both in summer and winter, as well as about avalanche warning services, important emergency numbers, helmet requirements for children, and safety tips for out on the piste. Guarantee your personal safety so that you can enjoy your Salzburger Land holiday to the full.
SAFETY RULES ON THE MOUNTAINS & ALPINE PASTURES
In order to hike safely, you need to gather information and prepare in advance. Please pay close to attention to our safety rules whenever you are out and about in the mountains. After all, your safety is close to our hearts. And don't forget: During your tour, always keep well hydrated!
So that you don't get into confrontations with grazing animals, it is important to follow certain simple rules.
In this video we present 10 rules of conduct for Alpine pastures and grazing areas in Austria. They are meant to ensure a safe and peaceful togetherness of humans and livestock in these areas.
- BLUE: easy foot-, hiking- or mountain paths
- RED: intermediate hiking- or mountain paths
- BLACK: difficult mountain trails
AVALANCHE WARNING SERVICE in Salzburg
Plan your tour carefully and be sure to check the daily avalanche reports. Pick up important tips for your tour and accurately evaluate avalanche risks in Salzburg province. The Avalanche Warning Service provides you with information about the quality of the snow surface and the probability of avalanches, about weather in the mountains as well as its impact on snow tourists.
- Recorded avalanche reports: (0662) 1588
Vital emergency equipment includes an avalanche victim-location device and avalanche probe as well as a small first-aid kit for your rucksack and a mobile phone. You should practice how to use all of this equipment before setting out on your first back-country ski tour.
MOUNTAIN RESCUE IN Salzburg
As an official sponsor of the mountain rescue services (from 24 euro per year), the mountain rescue service's own insurance will cover potential mountain-rescue costs - for you, your family or life partner. This offer (incl. piste- and air rescue) is valid WORLDWIDE.
EMERGENCY SERVICES IN SalzburgerLand
IMPORTANT: Always carry a valid I.D. card with you (passport, photo I.D.) as well as vehicle documentation (driving license, registration, permission from the owner - if not your own car) and never drink more than the legal limit (0.5 grams per liter).
- Fire: 122
- Police: 133
- Ambulance: 144
- Emergency Physician: 141
- Mountain Rescue: 140
- Air Rescue: 1777
- Landeskrankenhaus Salzburg (hospital): +43 662/4482-0
- Salzburg Emergency Hospital: +43 662/6580-0
- On-Call Pharmacy 01/15 50
- Roadside Assistance: ARBÖ 123 and ÖAMTC 120
Helmet Requirement for Children & Teens in Austria
Children under 16 must wear a standard winter sports helmet when out on the ski slopes. Parents or guardians are responsible for insuring, to the greatest extent possible, that children comply with this requirement.
The law foresees no controls or penalties. In the event of an accident, failure to comply with the helmet requirement may cause problems with your insurance provider. Ski helmets are also available at all suppliers of winter sporting equipment in Tennengau .
FIS SAFETY RULES
Every skier or snowboarder is obliged to know and comply with the FIS rules of the slopes. Here you can read the 10 most important safety rules, guaranteeing your safety out on the pistes.