International Ski Federation

Fédération Internationale de Ski
Formation 1924
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
123 members
Official language
English, French, German and Russian
Gian-Franco Kasper

International Ski Federation (FIS; short for Fédération Internationale de Ski) is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in 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.

Most World Cup wins

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

Rank Wins Discipline Code
1 Switzerland Amélie Reymond 115 Telemark skiing TM
2 Switzerland Conny Kisling 106 Freestyle skiing FS
3 Norway Marit Bjørgen 94 Cross-country skiing CC
4 Sweden Ingemar Stenmark 86 Alpine skiing AL
5 United States Lindsey Vonn 76 Alpine skiing AL
6 France Karine Ruby 67 Snowboarding SB
7 Austria Annemarie Moser-Pröll 62 Alpine skiing AL
8 United States Jan Bucher 57 Freestyle skiing FS
Czech Republic Jan Němec 57 Grass skiing GS
10 Switzerland Vreni Schneider 55 Alpine skiing AL
11 Austria Hermann Maier 54 Alpine skiing AL
12 Austria Gregor Schlierenzauer 53 Ski jumping JP
13 Italy Alberto Tomba 50 Alpine skiing AL
14 Finland Hannu Manninen 48 Nordic combined NK
France Phillipe Lau 48 Telemark skiing TM
16 Finland Matti Nykänen 46 Ski jumping JP
United States Donna Weinbrecht 46 Freestyle skiing FS
Norway Bjørn Dæhlie 46 Cross-country skiing CC
Austria Renate Götschl 46 Alpine skiing AL
United States Hannah Kearney 46 Freestyle skiing FS
Japan Sara Takanashi 46 Ski jumping JP

Ski disciplines

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


Disciplines World Championships
Parallel giant slalom FIS Snowboarding World Championships
Parallel slalom
Snowboard cross


Disciplines World Championships
Grass skiing FIS Snowboarding World Championships
Speed skiing FIS Speed Skiing Championships
Telemark skiing FIS Snowboarding World Championships
Masters FIS World Criterium Masters


Disciplines World Championships
Roller skiing Roller Skiing 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]


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–



  1. List of past Congress summaries
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