The work of a ski patroller may only be performed by a person who acquires an authorisation from the minister competent for internal affairs.
A patroller is a person who maintains order and ensures safety on the ski slope. The tasks of the patroller particularly include:
- managing the movement of people arriving and exiting the ski slope;
- warning skiers and giving instructions;
- determining the identity of skiers;
- notifying the police and requesting its intervention;
- confiscating ski passes and prohibiting skiing, when applicable;
- viewing a scene of an accident and composing a written record;
- offering first aid and securing an accident site.
When performing their tasks on a ski slope, patrollers must wear the required visible markings and must have their official identity card.
Patrollers must participate in a training programme at least every four years.