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  1. FIPS Appoints new Avalanche SIG Coordinator

    FIPS Appoints new Avalanche SIG Coordinator

    Fédération Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Avalanche Special Interest Group Coordinator, Fanny Bourjaillat, France. Fanny kindly writes an open letter to FIPS members to introduce herself. To all FIPS members, I was recently introduced as your new ‘’Avalanche SIG’’ manager… This post is here to present...

  2. Sochi 2018 Congress Planning Visit

    Sochi 2018 Congress Planning Visit

    To All FIPS Members, I just returned from a trip to Sochi with Jean Louis to finalize plans for our next Congress. To clarify, the town is Sochi—the ski area 40 minutes away is Rosa Khutor. I am happy to report that the mountain, skiing, facilities and people all exceeded my highest expectations. Congress Theme...

  3. Survey – Analgesia use in Ski Patrol

    Survey – Analgesia use in Ski Patrol

    Following on from a very successful FIPS congress in Italy, the Medical Commission have been working on an Analgesia survey. We are interested in understanding the strategies that you use to improve a casualties pain management. This will enable us to better understand differences between both countries and resorts. We aim to develop guidelines to...

  4. ICAR Report – Borovets, Bulgaria

    ICAR Report – Borovets, Bulgaria

    FIPS delegates attended the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) congress in Borovets, Bulgaria 19-21 October 2016 hosted by Bulgaria Mountain Rescue and Bulgaria Red Cross. Some 320 delegates from throughout the world attended. The congress consisted of presentations, demonstrations together with the ICAR Assembly of Delegates meeting and the ICAR Commissions. The program consisted of practical...

  5. FIPS Provides Support in Colorado Supreme Court Decision

    FIPS Provides Support in Colorado Supreme Court Decision

    On 31 May 2016 the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that avalanches are an inherent risk of skiing when a skier is killed by an avalanche inside a resort boundary. The Fédération Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski (FIPS) and the Association of Professional Patrollers (APP) submitted an Amicus Brief (Friend of the Court) in May 2015...

  6. XX FIPS Congress Report now available

    XX FIPS Congress Report now available

    The 20th FIPS Congress was hosted by Italy and held at Passo Tonale from 2-9 April 2016 with seventeen countries participating. There were approximately 150 international and 40 Italian attendees, with large contingents from both Canada and the USA. The congress opening ceremony featured welcome addresses by regional Lombardia government official and the two local mayors. Then...

  7. Snowfalkes newsletter. 4th issue is out

    Snowfalkes newsletter. 4th issue is out

    Yesterday, the Organising Committee issued the 4th issue of Snowflakes, the newsletter containing updated information about the upcoming XX FIPS Congress. The PDF file contains information about arrivals and transfers from the airpots Milan MALPENSA (MXP), Milan LINATE (LIN) and Milan ORIO AL SERIO (BGY). This latter is in Bergamo and is the closest to...

  8. 40 days to go – 2016 Congress Update

    40 days to go – 2016 Congress Update

    With 40 days to go…. We have an amazing 144 international attendees plus local Italian patrollers attending the 2016 FIPS Ski Patrol Congress in Passo Tonale, Italy. If you want to attend, registrations close on 1st March 2016 so get in quick. You can register online from the conference page.   Registered attendees will receive an update from...

  9. Check out the February 2016 FIPS Newsletter

    Check out the February 2016 FIPS Newsletter

    The main focus of this February newsletter is an update on the upcoming Congress at Adamello Ski Pontedilegno – Tonale, Italy in April. More that 130 attendees have registered and the highlights of the program are detailed. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. The newsletter also provides info on the four FIPS Special...

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