Moving on snow is a unique feeling that has fascinated humankind for ages.

All disciplines of snowsports offer singular attractions: the play with equilibrium, the experience of natural surroundings, the versatility of outdoor conditions combined with endless fun have contributed to the popularity of snowsports over the years.

Ever since the association was first established in 1951, Interski has made important contributions to developing and improving snowsports worldwide.

The extensive family of Interski is striving to take on the challenges and changing framework conditions of the 21st century. Changes in human behaviour, in materials and resources are all taken into account by the Interski movement. Worldwide networking and a shared passion for snowsports let us look to the future with confidence.


The International Ski Instructors Association, known better by the acronym ISIA, is the world body for professional ski instructors. The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 37 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.

ISIA is organised as follows: the organisation chart

The ISIA promotes collaboration in respect of Ski Technique, methodology, didactics and the question of safety ensuring the highest standards of professional practice.

The ISIA is characterised by the ISIA trademark and can be used by Associations and their member ski schools and ski instructors exclusively.

The ISIA brings instructors of the following snow sports together under one roof: alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemarking and cross-country skiing.



Contribute to the development of snowsports at educational system and to bridge the gap between theory and practice.


  • Transfer of scientific and practical knowledge through interdisciplinary approach.
  • Enhance international collaboration through networking.
  • Use snowsport for social inclusion and sustainable development.


  • Organise and participate at conferences, forums, seminars.
  • Create and initiate platform for projects (partnership), networks, exchange programmes.
  • Fundrising
  • Public relations   


IVSI is an international non governmental and non profit organisation and unites national amateur snow sport organisations which focus on education.

IVSI promotes snow sports and brings in snow sport relevant concerns to society, politics and economics in a competent manner.


IVSI wants to:

  1. - Inform and orientate itself about snow sport relevant subjects internally and externally
  2. - Coordinate snow sport activities of its members internationally
  3. - Bring forward education and training of amateur snow sport organisations
  4. - Look after and represent the interests of it members internationally
  5. - Ensure the sustainability of its activities


FIS is the governing body for international skiing and snowboarding.

It is necessary and valuable for every organisation to reflect on what it is, what it wishes to achieve and how it can reach its goals. Much effort and reflection have been devoted to finding answers, which are by no means as simple as the questions. the following is intended to become the guiding force and inspiration in deciding how FIS understands its mission and what is needed to fulfil it.

The following core principles are the motivation in all FIS does:

  • to act responsibly
  • to show respect
  • to be professional
  • to cooperate with others
  • to apply ethical values
  • to communicate clearly and frequently
  • to look to the future.

By harnessing the collective implementation of the same values, consistency will be assured in managing competitions, in administering FIS and the National Ski Associations, in encouraging participation and in contributing to the protection of the environment.

As a modern International Federation, FIS is committed to implementing its vision with the support of all its partners and stakeholders.