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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
Formation2 February 1924
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersOberhofen 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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