Sledding fun – safety first
All sled runs at the Stubaital, including the Winter Sled run in Mieders have been awarded Tyrol’s sled run seal of quality. The quality seal is awarded to sled runs that offer snow-sure conditions on at least 80 days per year and, above all, to runs that are sufficiently secured to make safe sledding possible.
Some recommendations should be followed when tobogganing:
- Be considerate of other toboggan run users. No one else should be endangered or hurt because of your own behaviour.
- Make sure the run is open for tobogganing and inform yourself about the track. Closures and warnings should be heeded.
- We recommend using a quality toboggan and wearing a safety helmet and sturdy footwear. For safety reasons, we do not allow plastic bobsleds or plastic mats.
- Only cross toboggan runs when you have a clear view of the course, sit close behind one another to the right of the person in front.
- Adapt your speed and technique to your ability, the toboggan run, the snow, ice and weather conditions and the traffic density.
- Call attention to yourself. Warn oncoming hikers (bells, loud shouting). Use headlamps and reflective clothing in the dark.
- Wait for the other members of your group at places with a clear view of the run. Make sure your group is complete. Never stop at narrow spots or at places where the view of the run is obscured.
- Tobogganing on ski slopes is dangerous and forbidden. The risk of collisions with skiers is high. Frozen tracks from nighttime tobogganing damage the quality of the slopes.
- No dogs. Dogs are difficult to keep under control on the narrow runs and there is a great danger of collision with downhill tobogganers.
- No tobogganing under the influence of alcohol or medication.
The same applies to tobogganing as anywhere else: Offer first aid and call attention to yourself in the case of an accident.
Information provided by: Austrian Luge Federation and sports retailers