#651 | WEDNESDAY 31 MAY 2017
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Thank you Slovenian Ski Association and Grand Hotel Bernardin Thank you Slovenian Ski Association and Grand Hotel Bernardin

FIS would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the professional and hard-working staff from the Slovenian Ski Association and the Grand Hotel Bernardin that supported the FIS Calendar Conference organisation. 

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FIS Council decisions FIS Council decisions

The FIS Council held its Spring Meeting in Portoroz (SLO) on Sunday 28th May 2017 and dealt with a full agenda.

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FIS Athletes Commission 2017-2019 FIS Athletes’ Commission 2017-2019

Eleven athletes were elected to the FIS Athletes’ Commission 2017-2019 by their peers during the FIS World Championships 2017 for a two-year term.

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discipline updates
Committee Updates

The FIS Calendar Conference concluded last Saturday, 27th May 2017 after three full days of meetings. Today’s FIS Newsflash will deliver brief updates on the main areas addressed in Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard.

Cross-Country decisions in Portoroz, Slovenia Cross-Country Skiing

The Cross-Country Committee continued the discussion of the future of the discipline and its strategy.

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Ski Jumping Ski Jumping

The first ever ladies' World cup team competitions will be staged next season.

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Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing

The Alpine Skiing discipline is going through an “evolution, but not a revolution”, adjusting several rules and regulations to make the sport more attractive and increase its impact.

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Nordic Combined Nordic Combined

The development of ladies’ activities was one of the main agenda items in the Nordic Combined meetings and a key step was made with the approval of rules and the introduction of a ladies’ Continental Cup calendar for the 2017/18 season.

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Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski

The FIS Calendar Conference featured the first meeting of the newly created Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski Committee, which was attended by more than 120 participants including a significant number of Organising Committees and other stakeholders.

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news from the world of skiing and snowboarding
50 years FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Organisers presented with anniversary bibs 50 years FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Organisers presented with anniversary bibs

FIS took the opportunity of presenting the National Ski Associations and their Organising Committees with a special anniversary edition FIS Alpine Ski World Cup jubilee starting bib in conjunction with the Calendar Conference in Portoroz in recognition of the essential role played by them.

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Quick Hits: Southern hemisphere ski season underway Quick Hits: Southern hemisphere ski season underway

The 2017 ski season has started in the southern hemisphere. The first scheduled opening date is 1st June when Afriski in Lesotho plans to open, but as in 2016, there have been big snowfalls in South America allowing El Colorado ski area in Chile to open nearly a month early. 

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
Bringing the mountains to the kids Bringing the mountains to the kids

What happens when you bring the snow to the children is best seen by FIS SnowKidz Organiser Gateway Parks in Idaho (USA), which provides affordable opportunities for kids of all ages to enjoy terrain park fun and tubing.

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