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.
FIPS Congress is coming closer!
If anyone missed the Document containing information on how to register online to FIPS’ Congress in Big White, here it is.
Please read and see you in Big White!
Download the “Registration Info“
An invitation for all Ski-patrollers!
In the PDF file attached to this post you will read the invitation to all of us to gather in Big White and keep pursuing the goals that took to FIPS birth, meet counterparts from around the world, “share ideas and expertise – and in so doing build an international network of ski patrollers”.
The latter are the words you’ll find in the document, words chosen by FIPS’ President to stress the importance of FIPS’ congresses and to make all of us eager to meet in Big White.
Download the “Invitation to Ski Patrollers for Canada 2014“
Last but not least, please note that registration to 19th FIPS’ congress will be open as long as space permits. So don’t miss the chance to join us in Big White.
The weather events in Christmas Day and during the next two ones made difficult for the managers to open the ski resort of Piancavallo. The rainfall in those three days eroded the snowpack, partly natural and partly produced by snowmaking system, on the ski runs.
The commitment, professionalism and the work of the Management and all the staff of Piancavallo resort let the skiers access at least part of the ski slopes, that were in good condition in spite of the storm.
A contribution was also given by the ski patrollers and ski rescuers who worked together with the staff of the resort to improve slopes’ safety condition, even removing outcropping rocks, both on the runs open to skiers and on those still closed to prevent the the stones from mixing to the snow that will be worked by snow groomer.
Working on the slopes. Removing the stones before snow groomers arrival.
Working on the slopes.
Emptying the bucket on the border.
Mr. Mark Galloway asked us to share with all of you the document you will find attached to this post.
Click on the PDF icon to download the file.
Download the ”Reserve your booth” document
Hi everybody, attached to this post you will find a PDF file with a lot of information about the upcoming FIPS’ Congress in Big White Ski Resort.
Click on the PDF icon to download the file.
Download the 19th Congress Info Sheet
An updated info sheet is available at this link, click on it to download and read it.
FIPS’ President let us have it yesterday evening asking us to post it in homepage.
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 as long as Space permits.
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:
Registration will be open as long as Space permits.
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.