Ski slopes management

Ski slopes management comprises the regulation of ski slopes that are intended only for skiing, are appropriately marked and secured. If the ski slope exceeds the limitations for a small ski slope, it must fulfil the below conditions for managing ski slopes.

The manager must consider all requirements with regard to the construction of cableway installations and the requirements with regard to the method and safety of operations of cableway installations.

The manager who is a legal entity or sole entrepreneur must acquire a concession or operating permit before the start of operations.

Prior to acquiring the building permit, the investor must acquire the concession to build cableway installations. The concession is granted by the municipality, several municipalities, city municipality or the state, depending on the location or significance.

Cableway installations for the transport or persons are: 

  • funicular railways,
  • cableways and
  • drag lifts.

The cableway installation operator must appoint the operating manager and their deputy for each device separately. The staff that operates and maintains cableway installations, must have professional education, be appropriately qualified for work and fulfil the health and psychophysical conditions for safe operations of cableway installations. Daily inspections of cableway installations are implemented by mechanical engineers and registered in the operating logbook. 

  • Drag lifts:
  • drag lift operating manager,
  • drag lift mechanic,
  • drag lift operator.

  • Circular cableways:
  • circular cableway manager,
  • circular cableway mechanic,
  • circular cableway operator.

  • Cable cars and funicular railways:
  • cable car and funicular railway manager,
  • cable car and funicular railway mechanic and
  • the provider of special professional works involving ropes who also technically inspects cableway installations,
  • conductor and cableway installation attendant.

There must be sufficient staff to ensure safe operations and maintenance. This is determined in the operating regulation for a cableway installation.

Conditions and evidence

Last updated: 08. 08. 2016