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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. September 2015 Newsletter

    September 2015 Newsletter

    This article is available in PDF here. Early Bird Registrations for FIPS 2016 in Italy now open Go to www.fips2016.it for Congress information and to register. There is a €100 reduction on the standard cost by registering early. The Early Bird Registration requires full payment to be made before 31 October 2015. Payment can be...

  8. European Ski Patrol Meeting in Montgenevre Jan 2015

    European Ski Patrol Meeting in Montgenevre Jan 2015

    A most successful European Ski Patrol Meeting was held from 22-24 January at Montgenèvre, France. Some 55 patrollers attended with representatives from France, Scotland, Italy, Sweden and Romania. FIPS also welcomed potential new members from the Swiss Ski Patrol and Andorra. Activities included: an on-snow avalanche training afternoon presentations about the training and activities of...

  9. Italy 2016, here we come!

    Italy 2016, here we come!

    In the second meeting of the Executive Board, FIPS’ Delegates voted to decide in which site the 20th Congress will be hosted. In the days before, Italian and Russian representative showed their friends the proposal for hosting the upcoming FIPS’ gathering.The talks went on in the following hours and days, Italian and Russian patrollers invited...

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