Small ski slopes management

Small ski slopes management comprises the regulation of ski slopes that are intended only for skiing, and are appropriately marked and secured.

The conditions that must be fulfilled for a small ski slope are: 

  • the ski slope can have maximum two drag lifts;
  • total length of drag lifts cannot exceed 800 metres;
  • the ski slope is completely visible from one site.

All conditions apply for operating small ski slopes, which must be fulfilled for operating ski slopes. The number of patrollers and rescuers is an exception. The tasks of the patroller and rescuer on a ski slope can be performed simultaneously by one person.

The operator must consider all requirements with regard to the safety of constructions 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 of persons on a small ski slope can only be 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.

Staff working with a drag lift: 

  • drag lift operator;
  • drag lift mechanic;
  • 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.

Conditions and evidence

Last updated: 09. 08. 2016