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Fédération Internationale de Ski
Formation 1924
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
Membership 123 members
Official languages English, French, German and Russian
President Gian-Franco Kasper
Website fis-ski.com

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.

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