Fédération Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski (FIPS) is an international corporation made up of ski patrol organisations representing ski patrollers and ski safety bodies in their respective countries.
These organisations comprise ski patrollers, physicians, lawyers, engineers, technicians, ski equipment manufacturers, snowsport instructors, ski area managers, policemen and women, ambulance officers, and a raft of other volunteers and professionals, who are involved in the multi-disciplinary activities of ski patrolling.
FIPS has representatives from all of the major ski nations on its Board, and meets every two years, inviting delegates from the skiing nations to discuss and disseminate information on new ski rescue techniques, avalanche rescue, search and rescue, medical management of ski injuries, legal issues, and ski safety, alpine risk management and accident prevention. As well as professional and volunteer patrollers in attendance, there are ski area managers and many people involved in mountain search and rescue.
What is FIPS Information Sheet can be downloaded here.
In these days we received a few updates about FIPS 19th Congress. It moved to Big White Ski Resort and registration with guaranteed space will be open unti Dec., 31st 2013 .
To summarize all, we remind to all attendees the dates. Ski patrol from all around the will meet in Big White from Saturday March 29, 2014 to Saturday April 5th, 2014.
So, see you there!
This afternoon FIPS’ President let us have updated information about the upcoming Congress in Big White Ski Resort.
For Canada 2014 Registration Information please send e-mail to:
for guaranteed space register before Dec 31 2013.
Today, FIPS President, let us know about a big change about the upcoming FIPS meeting.
As many of us, probably, already know the location for the 19th FIPS Congress is changed.
FIPS patrollers will meet in Big White Ski Resort (this is a link to BWSR Facebook Page and this is the link to BWSR Homepage).
19th Congress dates are the same, also the price and the airport.
Registration is open from November 14th until December 31st!
Hello all dear friends,
we publish this short post to let all know about the latest issue of BASP News letter.
Clicking on this link you will be able to download the issue published in March 2013.
Our friend Marc Z. from Switzerland let us know about an important finding he did while reading the web.
Marc found in this page hosted in Manuel Genswein’s web site some papers about avalanches available to download.
All of us who took part to the 2009 FIPS Congress in Åre for sure remember the sessions held by Mr. Genswein on avalanches and on search for buried skiers in avalanches.
In these days our friends in NSP are celebrating their 75th anniversary: what a goal, what an achievement!
To learn a little more about this great team, we invite you to visit their web site: www.nsp.org and particularly take a look at the 75th anniversary section, here.
We attach here a PDF Document containing a few information about the upcoming celebrations.
All FIPS’ Members join NSP Patrollers and wish them many more anniversary parties.
Good job guys, hope to meet you for a sweep on the slopes and cheers together.
FIPS’ Board received from Mr. Erich Müller -President of the 6th International Congress on Science and Skiing- the invitation to join him and all the members of ICSS at the 6th International Congress on Science and Skiing.
The congress will be held at St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria, from 14 – 19 December, 2013.
More information is available on their web site.
Take a look… www.keesbfoundation.org
Recently this group has contacted NSPS and their representatives were so kind to share the news with us. In their e-mail they say.
Please know I have asked them for lots of info and clarifications andhave been satisfied that FIPS should pass this information along to you for your consideration.
They are available all around the planet, not just in North America.
Our contact person there is Joanna Grenawalt Continue reading
This is a second post in a series, after the one about ABS Avalanche Aribag presentation; this space is limited to those companies who have been invited by a FIPS Congress Organizing Country and who have then attended a FIPS Congress with news about devices, clothes or other kinds of articles that may come handy in ski patrollers’ duty.
Ski patrollers who attended FIPS’ Congress at ARE in Sweden would remember of AB Germa, they had a variety of equipment set up and left it there in the display area for a few days.
In the PDF file linked here AB-Germa_Publikation_4_01-10_2012 you find the most recent, at time writing, issue of their newsletter.
Some of us who saw their article said: “They have some very interesting and innovative equipment”. Check out their website for more information.
Hello again everyone.
Please notice a new category on this web site, the first item is from ABS.
We will be asking each Congress Organizing Committee to invite their sponsor-support-companies, those who have attended a Congress and shown their wares, to display their items on this web site for our interested Members.
Often inovative, interesting equipment, clothing and patrolling supplier sources who chose to meet us in person at a Congress.
Share the knowledge !!
TKS to ABS for getting this ball rolling !!
TKS to CSP and Avalanche Ski Wear for specials extended since 2007 !