Home Blog


  1. In Memoriam Mark LABOW

    In Memoriam Mark LABOW

    Montreal, April 27th, 2018 Mark LABOW, a ski patroller for 70 years, has died this week in Ste Agathe, Quebec. Mark became interested in ski patrolling international relations in 1977 and founded FIPS in 1979 with like minded people from around the planet. The glue of similar interests and experiences bound together for the improvement...

  2. Russia Early Bird pricing extended to November 30

    Russia Early Bird pricing extended to November 30

    The FIPS executive and the Rosa Khutor organising committee have extended the early bird pricing for the congress through to November 30 2017. The organising committee reports that we have registrations for attendees from 10 countries, with others to follow. We would like to remind attendees to not delay in submitting registrations to give plenty...

  3. FIPS2018 Rosa Khutor – Hotel Rosa Springs

    FIPS2018 Rosa Khutor – Hotel Rosa Springs

    The Russian Organising Committee has now released  updated details of the Rosa Khutor resort including how to travel to Rosa Khutor from Sochi and the costs for bus, taxi and train. Hotel Rosa Springs information includes facilities being used for the FIPS2018 Congress, the opening ceremony will be in the Olympic Mountain Village and some...

  4. 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...

  5. Visita preparativa per Soci 2018

    Visita preparativa per Soci 2018

    A tutti gli Associati FIPS, Sono appena ritornato da un viaggio a Sochi con Jean Louis per finalizzare i piani per il nostro prossimo Congresso. Per chiarire, la città è Sochi-zona sciistica a 40 minuti di distanza si trova Rosa Khutor. Sono lieto di comunicare che la montagna, lo sci, le strutture e le persone...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

Skip to toolbar