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International Ski Federation

The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it 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.

Fédération Internationale de Ski
Fédération internationale de ski (logo).svg
Formation 2 February 1924
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
123 members
Official language
English, French, German, Russian
Gian-Franco Kasper


Most World Cup winsEdit

Ski disciplinesEdit

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 historyEdit

List of all hosts:[1]

  • 2008 – Cape Town (XLVI)
  • 2010 – Antalya (XLVII)
  • 2012 – Kangwonland (XLVIII)
  • 2014 – Barcelona (XLIX)
  • 2016 – Cancun (L)
  • 2018 – Costa Navarino (LI)


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–


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