International Ski Federation

The Fédération internationale de ski et de snowboard (FIS; English: International Ski and Snowboard Federation) is the highest international governing body for skiing and snowboarding. Founded on 2 February 1924 in Chamonix, France during the inaugural Winter Olympic Games, 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 has a membership of 118 national ski associations, and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland. It changed its name to include snowboard in 2022. In response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, in March 2022 Russian and Belarusian athletes were suspended from participating in FIS competitions.[8]

International Ski and Snowboard Federation
Fédération internationale de ski (logo).svg
Membership132 members[1]
Founded2 February 1924; 98 years ago (1924-02-02)[1]
in Chamonix,  France
HeadquartersMarc Hodler House
Blochstrasse 2
Oberhofen am Thunersee
PresidentSweden Johan Eliasch
Vice president(s)Czech Republic Roman Kumpost (2021)[3]
United States Dexter Paine (2021)[4]
Japan Aki Murasato (2016)[5]
Austria Peter Schroecksnadel (2021)[6]
SecretaryFrance Michel Vion
Operating incomeDecrease CHF 14.6 million (2018)[7]
Official website

Most World Cup winsEdit

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

Rank Wins Discipline Code
1   Amélie Wenger-Reymond 158 Telemark skiing TM
2   Conny Kissling 106 Freestyle skiing FS
3   Ingemar Stenmark 86 Alpine skiing AL
4   Marit Bjørgen 84
Cross-country skiing CC
5   Lindsey Vonn 82 Alpine skiing AL
6   Mikaela Shiffrin 73 Alpine skiing AL
7   Mikaël Kingsbury 70 Freestyle skiing FS
8   Karine Ruby 67 Snowboarding SB
  Marcel Hirscher 67 Alpine skiing AL
10   Annemarie Moser-Pröll 62 Alpine skiing AL
11   Sara Takanashi 60 Ski jumping JP
12   Phillipe Lau 58 Telemark skiing TM
13   Jan Bucher 57 Freestyle skiing FS
  Jan Němec 57 Grass skiing GS
15   Vreni Schneider 55 Alpine skiing AL
16   Hermann Maier 54 Alpine skiing AL
17   Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 Ski jumping JP
18   Alberto Tomba 50 Alpine skiing AL
19   Hannu Manninen 48 Nordic combined NK
20   Matti Nykänen 46 Ski jumping JP
  Donna Weinbrecht 46 Freestyle skiing FS
  Bjørn Dæhlie 46 Cross-country skiing CC
  Renate Götschl 46 Alpine skiing AL
  Hannah Kearney 46 Freestyle skiing FS

Updated as of 21 March 2021

Ski disciplinesEdit

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

Alpine skiing
Disciplines World Championships
Alpine combined FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Giant slalom
Nordic skiing
Disciplines World Championships
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
Ski jumping
Nordic combined
Ski flying FIS Ski Flying World Championships
Freestyle skiing
Disciplines World Championships
Moguls FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Big air
Ski Ballet/Acro Ski (defunct with FIS)
Disciplines World Championships
Parallel giant slalom FIS Snowboarding World Championships
Parallel slalom
Big Air
Snowboard cross
Disciplines World Championships
Grass skiing FIS Sprint Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Combined, Super G, Parallel Slalom - World Cup (s)
Speed skiing FIS Speed Skiing Championships
Telemark skiing Sprint, Classic, Parallel Sprint, Team Parallel Sprint - World Cup (s)
Masters FIS World Criterium Masters (amateur, senior)
Roller Skiing (amateur, senior)

FIS Congress historyEdit

List of all hosts:[9]


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 1998–2021[10][11]
5. Johan Eliasch   Great Britain


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.[12]

List of FIS ski museums (incomplete)Edit

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "Roman Kumpost". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Dexter Paine". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Aki Murasato". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Peter Schroecksnadel". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Accounts. Comptes. Rechnung 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018" (PDF). 25 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Bumpy course for new FIS President Eliasch as the sport's heartlands revolt". 29 May 2022.
  9. ^ List of past Congress summaries Archived 14 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "FIS President". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Ski: FIS-Präsident Gian Franco Kasper tritt zurück". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 23 November 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  12. ^ "FIS Official Ski Museums". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Kulisse Pfarrhof Ski Museum | Culture | REGION". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Home- Winter!Sport!Museum!". Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Skimuseum Werfenweng" (in German). Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Skimuseum ist Geschichte". Vaterland online. Retrieved 22 August 2019.

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