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Rescue

Our rescue team is comprised of experienced ski patrollers, who ensure safe operation of runs, compliance with ski traffic rules, providing emergency care to injured skiers and overall rescue services at the resort on a daily basis. Ski patrol checks continuously the open slopes, while peripheral ski route No24 is checked every hour (when it is open). The last clearing sweep is carried out immediately after lifts are closed down, and for this reason you are requested to observe the resort’s operating schedule. All injured skiers are safely transported to the 2 organized first aid stations where first aid care is administered by the specialized medical personnel. Apart from providing emergency care, the rescue team is fully equipped and trained to conduct rescue operations in the event of avalanches, cliff falls, disorientation and ski lift evacuations.

You should be aware that obedience to the instructions of the ski patrol is an obligation for all skiers, while disobedience is a transgression; thus safe operation of the runs and avoidance of injuries is ensured. For this reason, make sure you always follow the 10 FIS Rules for Conduct. In the event of an accident you should report it as soon as possible to the ski patrol or the closest lift station or the first aid station or call 22340-22700 immediately.

Rules for Conduct of Skiers and Snowboarders (10 FIS Rules for Conduct).

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Avalanche
Avalanche is a frequent and dangerous phenomenon that occurs more in the Alpes than on the mountains of Greece. However the rapidly spreading popularity of off-piste skiing internationally, should make us more aware of avalanche hazard issues. History and experience tell us that under the right combination of conditions (depth of snow, temperature changes, wind activity, gradient, orientation, slope surface), there are small or large avalanches on all Greek mountains and it is widely known that in many cases these have been fatal. In our resort the risk of avalanche is only in areas that outside the limits of our runs, mainly on the steep northern slopes above the peripheral ski route to Fterolaka. Warning signs have been installed on these peaks to ward off access, while when the risk is high and according to the conditions, these areas are closed off or there is technical intervention to prevent such a risk. At the same, snow profile analysis is conducted at regular intervals and avalanche risk reports are issued according to the international E.I. DAVOS avalanche risk scale, which should be taken under serious consideration by all.

Off-piste skiers must pay particular attention to the following crucial points:
  • All trenches left of the Iraklis lift towards the peripheral ski route.
  • The large trench behind the surface lift Odysseas, towards the peripheral ski route.
  • All troughs under the Dias surface lift, towards the peripheral ski route.
  • The chimneys close to surface lift No14.
Parnassos Ski Center avalanche risk map

We use tracking devices (electronic transceivers) at 457KHz to locate avalanche victims. We should remind you that off-piste skiing is done solely at your won responsibility. If you ignore the warning and danger signs, you not only put your own lives at risk but also the lives of other skiers.

Aerial lift evacuation

We have formed and trained 10 3-member rescue teams, fully equipped for aerial lift evacuation operations. These teams undergo regular gondola and chairlift evacuation exercises so they can be in constant readiness and carry out effective intervention under real event conditions.

Happy skiing and snowboarding, but always with safety.

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