Val Thorens piste service

In the event of injury

If you are the victim or witness of an accident, alert the piste service of the resort you are in as soon as possible.

The numbers of the piste services can be found on the piste maps. You can also dial 112 or 15 if you can't find the direct number.

Get the victim to safety: it is important to mark the accident area to avoid "over-accidents". Find a way to mark the area by making a cross with your skis, poles or something else.

When you call for help, try to be as precise as possible and mention :

  • The name of the track you are on or the sector.
  • The number of the nearest beacon
  • The nature of the injury
  • Details of the victim (child/adult/age, etc.)

In the event of a serious accident or emergency, the procedure is the same: stay calm. A clear and precise warning saves time, which can sometimes prove invaluable. If you can and if you know what to do, you can already give first aid.

In the event of an avalanche 

Call the piste services of the resort you are in as soon as possible.

Try to be as precise as possible about the exact location of the avalanche: off-piste area, proximity to pistes, last ski lift used.

  1. If you have witnessed the avalanche first-hand and you know that one or more people are buried, immediately tell the operator how many people are buried and whether they are equipped with a DVA / RECCO or other search system.
  2. Provide information on the size of the avalanche: this will help determine the number of rescuers to be sent to the area.

Video tips for safe skiing

Rules for safe skiing

Vigilance and responsibility on the ski slopes

Recommendations for off-piste skiing

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