FIS Development Programme

The FIS Aid & Promotion Programme for Developing Ski Nations was established following the decision by the 1996 FIS Congress in Christchurch (NZE) that the election of FIS World Championships Organisers would be delegated to the FIS Council and that each Candidate would pay a registration fee that would be used for the development of skiing. The programme then got underway in 1997/98, funded by the World Championship Candidates fees.

More than 15 years later, at its Meetings during the FIS Congress 2012 in Kangwonland (KOR), the Council decided to connect the Programme with FIS Solidarity Support so that there is a better coordination between these two areas and to avoid the overlapping of activities. A Council working group was appointed to undertake this project, and the programme encompassing both of these components has been re-named the FIS Development Programme (FDP).

The scope of the programme is designed to improve developing ski nations’ own knowledge and competencies, and two experts from the FIS Development Programme member National Ski Associations; Milan Bozic and Freddy Keirouz were appointed by the Council to serve as advisors in the working group. Professional support for the organisation of the activities is handled through the FIS Office and by the appointed experts arranging the training camps and other activities.

FIS Development Programme Activities 

  • Camps and Seminars for Athletes and Coaches
  • Seminars for Leaders', Womens and Youth and Children's
  • FIS Solidarity 
  • Free Training Days


FIS Development Programme Academy Partner

The International Ski Federation (FIS) and Apex2100 are pleased to announce that the academy has become the first official “FIS Development Programme Academy Partner”.  Apex2100 will work with FIS to provide innovative and integrated training solutions to support the FIS Development Programme, including the National Ski Associations, with the goal to develop winter sports worldwide.

FIS Development Calendar 2018/2019


FDP Alpine Camp South America7th June - 27th June 2019
FDP Leaders Seminar28th - 30th August 2019
FDP Nordic Camp - Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined I18th - 23th August 2019
FDP Nordic Camp - Cross-Country3rd - 11th September 2019
FIS Solidarity Application Deadline Autumn15th September 2019
FDP Nordic Camp - Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined II4th - 9th October 2019
FDP Park"n"Pipe CampOctober 2019
FDP Alpine Winter Camp 1st Periode13th October - 9th November 2019
FDP Alpine Winter Camp 2nd Periode17th November - 14th December 2019
FDP Nordic Camp Ski Jumping / Nordic CombiedDecember 2019
FDP Nordic Camp - Cross-CountryDecember 2019
FDP Coaches SeminarTBA
FIS Solidarity Application Deadline Spring1st April 2020
FDP Park"n"Pipe CampApril 2020


FIS Development Document Library

FIS Development Facts & Figures.pdf
FIS Development Member List.pdf
FIS Development Guidelines.pdf
FIS Solidarity Regulations.pdf
FIS Solidarity Application Form 2019.doc
FIS Solidarity Report Form 2019.doc
FIS - Olympic Solidarity Tool Kit.pdf