The International Ski Federation, FIS, and the International Paralympic Committee, IPC, are in discussions about the issue. NEW
The two organisations had talks at the Beijing Paralympics about the disciplines of Para Alpine Skiing, Para Cross-Country skiing and Para Snowboard joining the FIS stable.
“It was a big step for both FIS and the IPC to hold these important discussions,” said the President of FIS, Johan Eliasch.
“Many of our National Ski Associations already have the Para Snow Sports under their umbrella and it is the clear next step to bring the governance of these sports under the FIS umbrella.
“We look forward to taking the next steps in order to be ready to welcome the Para disciplines and their athletes to the FIS Family.”
Johan Eliasch, image c/o FIS.
“The discussions held in Beijing show that the IPC and FIS share a common vision about the future of the Para Snow Sports,” said the IPC President, Andrew Parsons.
“Since the announcement of the managed process of the World Para Sports we have said that this decision had as a main objective the continued development and growth of the sports which are currently governed by the IPC.
“We believe that this can be achieved together with FIS and will continue our conversations on the next steps to be taken in this process.”