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International Ski Federation

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International Ski Federation
  • Français:Fédération Internationale de Ski
    Deutsch:Internationaler Skiverband
    Русский:Международная Федерация Лыжного Спорта
Fédération internationale de ski (logo).svg
Membership132 members[1]
FoundedFebruary 2, 1924; 97 years ago (1924-02-02)[1]
in Chamonix,  France
HeadquartersMarc Hodler House
Blochstrasse 2
Oberhofen am Thunersee
PresidentSwitzerlandGian Franco Kasper (1998)[3][4]
Vice president(s)SwedenMats Årjes (2018)[5]
SloveniaJanez Kocijančič (2010)[6]
JapanAki Murasato (2016)[7]
CanadaPatrick Smith (2018)[8]
Operating incomeDecreaseCHF 14.6 million (2018)[9]
Official website

The Fédération internationale de ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the highest international governing body for skiing and snowboarding. Founded on 2 February 1924 in Chamonix, France, the FIS is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

Most World Cup wins

More than 45 World Cup wins in all disciplines run by International Ski Federation for men and ladies:

Rank Wins Discipline Code
1 Switzerland Amélie Reymond 115 Telemark skiing TM
2 Switzerland Conny Kissling 106 Freestyle skiing FS
3 Sweden Ingemar Stenmark 86 Alpine skiing AL
4 Norway Marit Bjørgen 84
Cross-country skiing CC
5 United States Lindsey Vonn 82 Alpine skiing AL
6 United States Mikaela Shiffrin 68 Alpine skiing AL
7 France Karine Ruby 67 Snowboarding SB
Austria Marcel Hirscher 67 Alpine skiing AL
9 Canada Mikaël Kingsbury 65 Freestyle skiing FS
10 Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll 62 Alpine skiing AL
11 United States Jan Bucher 57 Freestyle skiing FS
Czech Republic Jan Němec 57 Grass skiing GS
13 Switzerland Vreni Schneider 55 Alpine skiing AL
Japan Sara Takanashi 55 Ski jumping JP
15 Austria Hermann Maier 54 Alpine skiing AL
16 Austria Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 Ski jumping JP
17 Italy Alberto Tomba 50 Alpine skiing AL
18 Finland Hannu Manninen 48 Nordic combined NK
France Phillipe Lau 48 Telemark skiing TM
20 Finland Matti Nykänen 46 Ski jumping JP
United States Donna Weinbrecht 46 Freestyle skiing FS
Norway Bjørn Dæhlie 46 Cross-country skiing CC
Austria Renate Götschl 46 Alpine skiing AL
United States Hannah Kearney 46 Freestyle skiing FS

Ski disciplines

The federation organises the following ski sport disciplines, for which it oversees World Cup competitions and World Championships:

Note: The discipline of Biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, has its own organisation, the International Biathlon Union (IBU).

FIS Congress history

List of all hosts:[10]


The Crystal Globe trophy awarded by the FIS to the winner of the Ski Jumping World Cup
The Crystal Globe trophy awarded by the FIS to the winner of the Ski Jumping World Cup
# Name Nationality Term
1. Ivar Holmquist  Sweden 1924–1934
2. Nicolai Ramm Østgaard  Norway 1934–1951
3. Marc Hodler   Switzerland 1951–1998
4. Gian-Franco Kasper   Switzerland 1998–


Official FIS ski museums

As of 2017, there are 31 official FIS Ski Museums worldwide in 13 countries which are devoted to the history of skiing, taking into account the region's own history of skiing and tourism.[11]

List of FIS ski museums (incomplete)

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Facts & Figures". 17 September 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "General Regulations". June 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ "FIS President". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Ski: FIS-Präsident Gian Franco Kasper tritt zurück". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 23 November 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Mats Arjes". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Janez Kocijancic". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Aki Murasato". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Patrick Smith". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Accounts. Comptes. Rechnung 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018" (pdf). 25 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  10. ^ List of past Congress summaries Archived 14 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "FIS Official Ski Museums". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Kulisse Pfarrhof Ski Museum | Culture | REGION". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Home- Winter!Sport!Museum!". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Skimuseum Werfenweng" (in German). Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Skimuseum ist Geschichte". Vaterland online. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

External links

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