Slope rescue & Aiut Alpin

Rescue in case of emergency

On all of the Dolomiti Superski ski slopes you can rest assured that in the case of accident (except helicopter rescue) you'll be taken free of charge from the slope to the ambulance. We really hope that will never be necessary.

Emergency service on the slopes has been taken on in Val Gardena, as well as in other destinations, by the Carabinieri of Ortisei for over 30 years.
Some volunteers of the Red Cross, the Aiut Alpin Dolomites and other local rescue services have finally cooperated, too.
The functions of the Carabinieri are to coordinate the rescue service and assure the safeness on the slopes in order that all skiers can ski down without concern.

Sanitary emergency - alpine rescue: 118
Emergency call – Carabinieri: 112

Aiut Alpin Dolomites

A voluntary mountain rescue subscription scheme is in operation with "Aiut Alpin Dolomites" for rescue by helicopter H 135 T3 (Airbus Helicopters).

Aiut Alpin Dolomites is the umbrella association of all the mountain rescue services in Val Gardena, Val Badia, Val di Fassa, Siusi/Castelrotto, Tires and Funes. The association operates its own helicopter rescue service, which is free of charge to subscribers, including subsequent transportation to hospital for treatment.

The subscription cost for the full year amounts to € 35,00 per person or € 55,00 for the whole family and is valid in Europe (see list of countries).

You can subscribe to memership at any bank and alpine guides office in Val Gardena or online.

Aiut Alpin Dolomites

Emergency - how report

Do you know immediately what to do in case of an emergency? Do you feel well prepared? Ambulance or fire brigade are usually not immediately on the spot, but have to be alerted. What do with injured people? When was your last first aid course? Still too few people know what to do in case of an emergency and make nothing, out of fear. Yet, the emergency call 118 (112) and first aid basics are lifesaving measures.

1. Safeguard, if necessary, the damaged area
2. Call 118 (112) for help
3. Perform the live-saving measures

Tips for alarming:

  • Who is calling?
  • Where did it happen?
  • What happened?
  • How many injured?
  • Which is the nature of the injury?
  • Wait for queries!

In case of rescue with helicopter:
Inform the operator of any obstacles which could be encountered by the Helicopter Rescue Service, weather conditions, electrical cables, cable cars etc. The clearer information you give, the easier it is for the Rescue Service.

The sign YES states to the Pilot and Crew that you are in need for help.
Y - YES

This sign NO states to the Pilot and Crew that you are not in need of help.
N - NO

The six helicopter rescue golden rules (ITA)

IFRC First aid guidelines