International Ski Federation

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International Ski Federation (French: Fédération Internationale de Ski) (FIS) is the sport organization for skiing.

The organization started in Norway in 1910.[1] It was first named the International Ski Commission. It changed its name to the Fédération Internationale de Ski in February 1924.[2] When it changed its name, it became the world organization for skiing.[1]


Ski disciplines[change | change source]

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).


Main Events[change | change source]

World Cup[change | change source]

Number Events First Last
1 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 1967 2018 (52th)
2 FIS Cross-Country World Cup 1981 2018 (37th)
3 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup 1980 2018 (39th)
4 FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2002 2018 (16th)
5 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup 1983 2018 (35th)
6 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 1979 2018 (39th)
7 FIS Snowboard World Cup 1994 2018 (24th)
8 FIS Grass Ski World Cup 2000 2018 (19th)
9 FIS Speed Ski World Cup 2000 2018 (19th)
10 FIS Telemark Ski World Cup 2000 2018 (19th)
11 FIS Masters World Cup 2004 2018 (15th)
12 FIS Roller Ski World Cup 2001 2017 (18th)
13 FIS Carving World Cup 2001 2017 (18th)

World Championships[change | change source]

Number Events First Last
senior
1 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1931 2017 (44th)
2 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 1986 2017 (16th)
3 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1925 2017 (40th)
4 FIS Snowboarding World Championships 1996 2017 (12th)
5 FIS Ski Flying World Championships 1972 2018 (25th)
6 FIS Grass skiing World Championships 2001 2017 (9th)
7 FIS Speed Skiing Championships 2000 2017 (10th)
8 FIS Telemark skiing World Championships 2005 2017 (7th)
9 FIS World Criterium Masters 2004 2017 (14th)
10 FIS Roller Skiing World Championships 2000 2017 (9th)
- FIS Carving Skiing World Championships none none
Junior
1 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships 1982 2018 (37th)
2 FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships 2003 2017 (11th)
3 FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships 1990 2018 (29th)
4 FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships 1997 2017 (21th)
- FIS Ski Flying Junior World Championships none none
5 FIS Grass Ski Junior World Championships 2000 2018 (19th)
- FIS Speed Skiing Junior World Championships none none
6 FIS Telemark skiing Junior World Championships 2005 2017 (10th)
7 FIS Roller Skiing Junior World Championships 2000 2017 (9th)
- FIS Carving Skiing Junior World Championships none none

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 John Nauright; Charles Parrish (2012). Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59884-300-2. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  2. E. John B. Allen (2011). Historical Dictionary of Skiing. Scarecrow Press. pp. 26–28. ISBN 978-0-8108-6802-1. Retrieved 12 September 2013.