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FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships a success FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships a success

The 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships came to a close on Sunday, 19th March in Sierra Nevada (ESP) after producing 13 days of highlights for both Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding.

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Fast action ahead at FIS Speed Skiing World Championships in Idre Fjall Fast action ahead at FIS Speed Skiing World Championships in Idre Fjäll

Whilst the season for most FIS disciplines is completed, Speed Skiing is still in high gear with all eyes on Idre Fjäll (SWE) which will host the 2017 FIS World Championships this weekend from 24th-26th March.

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FIS Telemark World Championships conclude in Montchavin-La Plagne FIS Telemark World Championships conclude in Montchavin-La Plagne

The FIS Telemark World Championships concluded in Montchavin-La Plagne (FRA) last Saturday with a spectacular sprint finish. 

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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
On the Snow: 2016/17 Crystal Globe Winners On the Snow: 2016/17 Crystal Globe Winners

An exciting week of competitions finished with most disciplines staging the final events of the 2016/17 FIS World Cup season and awarding the crystal globes.

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Bassino and Kristoffersen are Longines Rising Ski Stars Bassino and Kristoffersen are Longines Rising Ski Stars

Marta Bassino (ITA) and Henrik Kristofferson (NOR) were awarded the Longines Rising Ski Stars 2017 during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Aspen (USA) on 18th March 2017.

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Quick Hits Quick Hits

At the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada (ESP) 25-year old Anna Gasser (AUT) became the first lady to land a backside double cork 1080 mute in big air for which she received a perfect 100 points and secured the World Championship title.

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37th edition of Masters World Cup in Klosters - a great ski festival 37th edition of Masters World Cup in Klosters – a great ski festival

Klosters (SUI) was the host of the 37th edition of the Cross-Country Masters World Cup which took place from 3rd-10th March 2017. Following Grindelwald in 1999, the event was carried out on Swiss soil for the second time.

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INSIDE FIS
FIS Calendar Conference 2017 registration closes 31st March FIS Calendar Conference 2017 registration closes 31st March

Hotel reservations and registration for the FIS Calendar Conference 2017 in Portoroz (SLO) is open until 31st March 2017. The meetings of the FIS Technical Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Groups will take place at the Grand Hotel Bernardin from 24th-27th May 2017.

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Passing of Israel Planas, Spanish SBX Head Coach Passing of Israel Planas, Spanish SBX Head Coach

FIS was saddened to learn about the passing of Israel Planas, Head Coach of the Spanish snowboard cross team who passed away on 17th March in Barcelona (ESP) following a stroke.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
England's largest kids snowsports programme ready England’s largest kids snow sports programme ready

Dry slopes and indoor snow centres across England will offer schoolchildren the chance to ski or snowboard from £1 during the second ‘National Schools Snowsport Week’ this spring.

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