Club 5 Research Trip

Workshop in Canada

The annual Club 5 assembly outside of regular FIS meetings took place in Canada this year. On the suggestion of C5 member, Lake Louise, the "Calgary Stampede“ and „Spruce Meadows“ organizations were visited in addition to the planned workshop.


The Gondola has its winner

Kjetil Jansrud & Dominik Paris

It was a fabulous summer’s day at the Hahnenkamm, perfect for welcoming the fastest in this season’s speed events to Kitzbühel for this „third public holiday“.


Club 5 Board Re-elected in Varna (BUL)

The 28th annual meeting of Club 5 Ski Classics, the association of the 16 most venerable organizers of World Cup ski races, took place during the FIS Calendar Conference which is held from June 3rd to 6th in Varna, Bulgaria. 


World Cup Organisers Seminar

... focuses on bringing more value to events

Varna. The World Cup Organisers Seminar, attended by nearly 200 participants, was one of the highlights of the recently concluded Spring Meetings in Varna (BUL) and featured a wide array of speakers that touched on how to bring more value to events.


Bruce Hamsteasd

Winterstart Events Ltd.

The Board of Directors of Winterstart Events Ltd has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Bruce Hamstead in his capacity of Executive Director, External Relations & Special Projects.


FIS Calendar Conference Varna - Organisers’ Seminar

In Varna, FIS will hold its traditional Organisers’ Seminar, which is open to World Cup Organisers in all FIS disciplines to attend.

With just eight weeks to go until the FIS Calendar Conference in Varna (BUL), registration is quickly filling up.


Longines Rising Ski Stars award

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) & Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR)

For the third consecutive year, Longines awarded the Longines Rising Ski Stars prize to the best young athletes (female under 21, male under 23) in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.


Helmuth Schmalzl retires

Thank you Helmuth!

The Finals in Meribel marked the end of an era for the FIS men’s Alpine World Cup staff as Race Director for the World Cup’s Men’s Speed Events Helmuth Schmazl, 64, officially retired.


Wanda Group acquires Infront Sports & Media from Bridgepoint at EUR 1.05 billion


Beijing, China / Zug, Switzerland, 10 February 2015 – Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., one of the leading Chinese conglomerates and China's largest investor in cultural and entertainment sector has reached an agreement to acquire Infront Sports & Media AG, the world’s most respected international sports marketing company based in Zug, Switzerland, from the European private equity firm Bridgepoint. The transaction is valued at approximately EUR 1.05 billion (USD 1.2 billion) and is subject to customary conditions.   




The ladies' and men’s AUDI FIS Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just around the corner and we are happy to announce that we are well prepared and have plenty of snow.