The alpine environment is a beautiful destination for winter or summer holidays and a venue for many challenging and exciting activities including skiing and bushwalking. The Alps however, can be hazardous if visitors are careless or irresponsible.

This SnowSafe website has been published to provide essential information on how to enjoy the Alps in safety and comfort. Planning and preparation are the keys to having a safe and enjoyable alpine experience and these concepts are reinforced throughout this webiste.

Snow Safety Inc, Australian Ski Patrol Association, and the Australian Ski Areas Association have worked together to produce this alpine safety information to make it easier for visitors to the snow.

The information provided in this SnowSafe website serves as a guide only and does not guarantee the prevention of any loss, damage, injury or other adverse outcome occurring whilst in the alpine regions.


Attitude - A Snow Safe FilmAlpine Responsibility Code
Trip Intentions
Mobiles Save Lives In The Snow

Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.