At Romme Alpin we are strongly engaged in providing maximum safety to all our guests on our lifts and slopes. We groom our slopes every night and every morning we do a check of the slopes and lifts before we open to the public. Our lifts undergo safety assessments and checks by certified inspectors. These inspections are performed annually.
Throughout the resort you can see our scooter patrol staff members dressed in a yellow jacket who are responsible for setting up signs, nets and security mattresses around the facility. Furthermore, Romme Alpin has trained healthcare professionals on duty every day for first aid and medical emergencies.
We value our guests and we strive to provide the best possible experience for all. Therefore at Romme Alpin we have a long-term commitment to keep all the slopes always open to the public. We do not close off a slope for slalom trainings or other private arrangements as we want to make sure our guests get to experience all we have to offer.
As a guest at Romme Alpin you use our slopes at your own risk. Each guest is responsible for choosing the right slope according to their level of skill and experience. Every guest must adjust the speed of their riding according to their equipment and skills, as well as according to weather conditions.
This is a list of equipment that is permitted on the slopes at Romme Alpin:
* Alpine skiing equipment (skis, bindings, ski boots and ski poles)
* Telemark skiing equipment
* Snowboard equipment (the leash is mandatory)
* Snowblades (with approved bindings)
* Bi-ski, sitski and ski cart with approved licence
We strongly recommend that you do not take your skis or snowboard off at any time on the slopes. Your equipment may start gliding down, injuring other guests. This is why it is important to have ski stoppers and a fastened snowboard leash, in case you are in need to take your equipment off. It is always the user's responsibility to make sure not to lose or drop any equipment.
The following equipment is not allowed on Romme Alpin's slopes:
*Sledges, snowracers, toboggans (only allowed on the designated slope for sledging)
*Snowskates, snowscoots, snowbikes.
* Taking the slopes in the wrong direction. For safety reasons all of Romme Alpin's slopes are unidirectional. This means that it is forbidden to go up the slopes, either on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis or ski touring equipment and skins.
* Sledging is only allowed in the designated area and only during daytime.
* Carrying children in baby carriers while skiing is no longer permitted, starting from the season 2017/18. Romme Alpin complies with a local regulation that forbids skiing and taking lifts with small children on their guardians' backs.
The reasons behind this regulation are the following:
* There is a high risk that the child's head may collide with the safety bar, button or the chairlift itself while boarding the lift. This can result in serious injuries for the child.
* In the event of being hit by another skier on the slopes, the child would be obviously involved in the accident and exposed to potential serious harm.
* The chances that the child may suffer from frostbite increase, as it is harder to pay attention to the child's face when the child is positioned behind their guardian. Furthermore, carrying a child on the back increases the risks of neck injury to the child due to involuntary sudden movements.
This is part of our effort in granting our guests' safety on all premises at Romme Alpin. Our hope is that everyone understands the importance of complying to these safety rules.
After the lifts close
When the lifts end operating and the slopes are closed for the day, the entire facility is regarded as a working area and it is therefore restricted and access without authorization is no longer permitted. This applies only during the winter season. During the summer visitors are welcome to hike our mountain trails.
Click here to watch a movie from SLAO (the Swedish ski areas industry association) about one of the dangerous works that take place on the mountains when the slopes close to the public (in Swedish, with Swedish subtitles available)
Every resort sets its own rules
SLAO, the Swedish organization for professionals in the snow industry, has a set of regulations and allowances, but leaves every resort the freedom to restrict them in their own system. Likewise, every resort is responsible for determine which rules apply within their own system of lifts and slopes.
SLAO's work for safety
SLAO (Svenska Skidanläggningars Organisation) has been the ski resort industry organization since 1978. An important part of its work is to guarantee safety in the ski resorts. The key points in their safety plan can be found in their safety regulations manual known as SLAOs Lilla Gula.>>link to external website (in Swedish).