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Early Bird Registrations for FIPS 2016 in Italy now open

Go to 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 made by Credit Card or Bank Transfer.

REMEMBER: the Congress is at Adamello Ski Pontedilegno – Tonale in north-east Italy from 2-9 April 2016. We would love to meet you there. For information about the Adamello Ski Area go to

If you have problems registering at the FIPS2016 web site you may need to accept cookies to have full functionality. For queries regarding FIPS2016 send an email to:

Which Airport in Italy

For those coming to Italy there has been some concern on which airport near Milan is best for your arrival at the 2016 Congress. We have attached a further explanation of options for getting to Adamello Ski Pontedilegno – Tona

Executive Report

The Executive continues to plan for FIPS2016, coordinating with the Italian FISPS Organising Committee. A big thank you to our Italian friends Nadia, Marco and Luca for their efforts thus far. The Executive is already thinking forward to the hosting of the next FIPS Congress in 2018.

REMEMBER: As a patroller you must now be a SUBSCRIBER to the FIPS web site to receive future FIPS updates and access to the patroller-only areas with full reports on FIPS activities, access to the SIGs, up-coming events, etc. Follow the link at the FIPS-website and answer the necessary questions. Your registration should be approved within a few days. Help on registering is available here.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: If you are interested in a SIG you must first register on the FIPS web site. Then, after being approved you must go back to website to join the SIG(s) of your choice. SIG Coordinators will then welcome you into their group.

Colorado Supreme Court “avalanches in resorts” determination

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear submissions on the avalanche issue in resorts on 29 September 2015. Due to the high public interest in this case the Court has elected to hold it in a nearby high school auditorium. The Court has already accepted a brief on the issue from FIPS. Once the Court makes a determination a summary of the outcome will be prepared for distribution to FIPS members.

FIPS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The four SIGs have been active with updates on current topics of interest and planning for the 2016 Congress.

Medical SIG

Coordinator – John Holmes

Legal SIG

Coordinator – Ed Gassman

Avalanche SIG

Coordinator – Ed Carlson

Technology SIG

Coordinator – Duncan Isaksen-Loxton


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