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 (since 2007 two operators are daily on the slopes), 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.
A voluntary mountain rescue subscription scheme is in operation with "Aiut Alpin Dolomites" for rescue by helicopter. 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 "calendar year" amounts to Euro 30,00.- per person or Euro 50,00.- for the whole family and is valid for the whole world.
You can subscribe to memership at any bank and alpine guides office in Val Gardena or online.