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
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 wins

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

Rank Wins Discipline Code
1 Amélie Reymond 115 Telemark skiing TM
2 Conny Kisling 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 Karine Ruby 67 Snowboarding SB
Marcel Hirscher 67 Alpine skiing AL
8 Annemarie Moser-Pröll 62 Alpine skiing AL
9 Mikaela Shiffrin 62 Alpine skiing AL
10 Jan Bucher 57 Freestyle skiing FS
Jan Němec 57 Grass skiing GS
Mikaël Kingsbury 57 Freestyle skiing FS
13 Vreni Schneider 55 Alpine skiing AL
Sara Takanashi 55 Ski jumping JP
15 Hermann Maier 54 Alpine skiing AL
16 Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 Ski jumping JP
17 Alberto Tomba 50 Alpine skiing AL
18 Hannu Manninen 48 Nordic combined NK
Phillipe Lau 48 Telemark skiing TM
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

Ski disciplines

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 history

List of all hosts:[1]


# NameNationalityTerm
1. Ivar HolmquistSweden1924–1934
2. Nicolai Ramm ØstgaardNorway1934–1951
3. Marc HodlerSwitzerland1951–1998
4. Gian-Franco KasperSwitzerland1998–


Official FIS ski museums

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)

See also


  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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