Since 2003, FIS and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) through World Para Snow Sports have had an evolving relationship with a focus on technical matters to ensure world class competitions for Para snow sports athletes.
Now, FIS and World Para Snow Sports will extend their cooperation to include bringing new generations to snow sports.
The Bring Children to the Snow campaign and its Organisers have been breaking down the barriers to snow sports. The cooperation with World Para Snow Sports and the IPC will significantly further that.
To activate the partnership, FIS will open the full support system of its Bring Children to the Snow campaign to World Para Snow Sports members, partners, stakeholders, event organisers and athletes. The support features include the FIS international communications platform, onsite materials to help execute events, event ideas guides, financial support in the form of the SnowKidz and World Snow Day Awards and much more. World Para Snow Sports will work with FIS to ensure World Snow Day and SnowKidz events are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Christian Holtz, World Para Sports Managing Director, said: “Bring Children to the Snow and the World Snow Day are fantastic initiatives to introduce snow sports to a new generation. We are really happy to join FIS and create more opportunities for children and persons with disabilities.”
The cooperation will begin this season and continue for the foreseeable future.