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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
Formation2 February 1924
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersOberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
123 members
Official language
English, French, German, Russian
Gian-Franco Kasper
Secretary General
Sarah Lewis

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]


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 museumsEdit

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.[2]

List of FIS ski museums (incomplete):Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ List of past Congress summaries
  2. ^ "FIS Official Ski Museums". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Kulisse Pfarrhof Ski Museum | Culture | REGION". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Home- Winter!Sport!Museum!". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Skimuseum Werfenweng" (in German). Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Skimuseum ist Geschichte". Vaterland online. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

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