Save on the way
Respect your limits
Our alpine pastures are not only an important recreational space for us humans. We should also remember that alpine pastures are habitat for wildlife and rare plants. To help with the preservation and cleanliness of the alpine pastures is therefore a must for every mountain hiker and mountain biker. Each of us should therefore respect the land ownership by taking his waste into the valley, takes care of the flora and fauna and the grazing livestock.
Correct behavior on the mountain
Safe hiking needs advance information and preparation. Therefore please pay attention to the rules for correct behavior in the mountains. Because your safety is very important to us. Do not forget to drink extensively during the tour! In order to avoid conflicts with grazing animals on the pasture, it is also important to observe certain rules of conduct here.
In Russbach the signal yellow signs help you to find your way along the trails. The signs tell you the difficulty, duration and way number. Difficulty rating:
• BLUE: easy walking, hiking or mountain trails
• RED: medium difficulty hiking and mountain trails
• BLACK: difficult mountain trails
Avalanche Warning Service
Plan your tour carefully and find out about the daily avalanche report. The avalanche warning report informs about the snowpack quality and the probability of an avalanche, about the weather in the mountains and about the effects on tourists. In emergency equipment, you should never forget an avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel and avalanche probe, as well as a small backpack pharmacy and cell phone. How to use these useful things should be practiced before the first ski tour.
• Fire Department: 122
• Police: 133
• Rescue: 144
• Medical emergency service: 141
• Mountain Rescue: 140
• Air Rescue: 1777
• Landeskrankenhaus Salzburg: +43 662 / 4482-0
• Salzburg Accident Hospital: +43 662 / 6580-0
• Pharmacy emergency service 01/15 50
• Breakdown assistance: ARBÖ 123 and ÖAMTC 120
Helmet duty for children
Minors up to the age of 15 must wear a standard winter sports helmet when driving on ski slopes as part of the winter sports exercise. The guardians shall ensure compliance with this obligation within their means. The law has no controls or penalties. In an accident, however, insurance problems can occur. Ski helmets are also available from the Tennengau winter sports equipment rental companies.
Every skier and snowboarder is required to know and adhere to the FIS rules. Read the 10 rules of conduct here and ensure your safety on the slopes.