3499 | THURSDAY 3 JULY 2014
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Alpine experts inspect Méribel, host of 2015 season finals Alpine experts inspect Méribel, host of 2015 season finals

Méribel (FRA) was confirmed by the FIS Council in Portoroz (SLO) in spring 2011 as host of the the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in 2015 from 18th-22th March.

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Vail-Beaver Creek 2015: First 2015 bus fleet hits the streets Vail-Beaver Creek 2015: First 2015 bus fleet hits the streets

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is literally and figuratively on the move as Eagle County rolled out the first of its 2015 fleet on 30th June. The bus, wrapped in the “look” of the Championships, will be integrated into the 31 buses that provide daily service throughout the county.

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Ticket sales kick off for Kreischberg 2015 Ticket sales kick off for Kreischberg 2015

In less than 200 days, the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships will get underway in Kreischberg/Lachtal (AUT). Preparations are well underway and tickets are now officially on the market.

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FIS Grass Ski World Cup underway FIS Grass Ski World Cup underway

The FIS Grass Ski World Cup 2014 got underway the first week of June in Ravascletto (ITA) and it was the turn of Marbachegg (SUI) to host competitionslast weekend, 28th-29th June. The races were not short on excitement as the world’s elite of Grass Skiing came to the Swiss resort to battle it out for the top spots.

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Soldier Hollow builder Howard Peterson retires Soldier Hollow builder Howard Peterson retires

Former Chairman and now Honorary Member of the FIS Advertising Committee, Howard Peterson has retired from his position at Soldier Hollow Resort, host Cross-Country resort of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the United Sates Ski and Snowboard Association announced last week.

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'Night of Fire' celebrations in Oberhofen 'Night of Fire' celebrations in Oberhofen

Today, FIS headquarters sits in the thriving village of Oberhofen, Switzerland on the scenic Lake of Thun. But 150 years ago, the town was nearly completely destroyed when a fire ripped through the town burning nearly everything in its path.

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INSIDE FIS
General Assembly of Austrian Ski Association General Assembly of Austrian Ski Association

The 79th General Assembly of the Austrian Ski Association was held from 26th-27th June 2014 in Lech am Arlberg. During the assembly, FIS Council Member Peter Schröcksnadel was re-elected as President of the Austrian Ski Association for the period of 2014-2017.

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Swiss Ski General Assembly Swiss Ski General Assembly

Last Saturday the 110th Assembly of Delegates of Swiss Ski was held. In total 340 delegates were present, including guests such as FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Jorg Schild, President of Swiss Olympic. 

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FIS represented at IOC Debriefing of Sochi Games FIS represented at IOC Debriefing of Sochi Games

In her roles as FIS and AIOWF Secretary General, Sarah Lewis was in PyeongChang (KOR) this week to participate in the IOC Debriefing of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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FIS issues Social Media Guidelines FIS issues Social Media Guidelines

The FIS PR and Mass Media Committee has issued a Social Media Guidelines document to serve as a do’s and don’ts guide for athletes, coaches and officials to use as they participate in the realm of Social Media.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day World Snow Day registration off to a flying start

The World Snow Day registration opened on 1st July and within the first 24 hours, registrations came in from all around the world. This year, the honour of the first event to register went to Saas-Grund from Switzerland.

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