Mountain Guides & Offers of Risk-Related Activities

The federal law on mountain guides and offers of other risk-related activities (RiskG) and the accompanying regulation (RiskV) entered into force on the 1st of January 2014. As from that point onwards, various groups and risk-related activities exercised for commercial purposes are obliged to have an authorised licence. This concerns the following groups and activities in particular:

  • Mountain guides
  • Climbing instructors
  • Snow sports instructors off the slopes
  • Hiking guides
  • Companies that organise canyoning, river rafting, white water rafting and bungee jumping programs and events
  • Climbing, hiking and snow sports in dangerous terrain
  • Kanulehrerinnen und Kanulehrer

The Canton of Basel-Stadt has delegated the granting of licences to the Canton of Bern. For more information and for details on the licensing process please contact us at:

Amt für Wirtschaft
Laupenstrasse 22
3011 Bern
Tel. +41 31 633 57 50
Fax +41 31 633 57 59

Contact details at AWA, Canton of Basel-Stadt:
Tel. +41 61 267 88 36

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