— Published 25 May 2023

The first FIS Games in 2028

Ambitious. The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) announced on the eve of its annual congress, scheduled for Thursday, May 25 in Zurich, the upcoming creation of a new competition of an unprecedented size. The FIS Games will bring together, from 2028, the 16 disciplines under the umbrella of the international body. The event will last 16 days. It will be organized every four years, in even years between two editions of the Olympic Games. The program will include alpine, freestyle and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, but also non-Olympic disciplines such as telemark, freeride or speed skiing. It is also planned to include competitions in handiskiing, which last year came under the aegis of the FIS. “The FIS Games will become the largest snow sports organization, a revolutionary celebration that will bring the FIS family together like never before, said a statement from the governing body. It will bring together the greatest talents in Olympic and non-Olympic disciplines and, of course, disability sport competitions for 16 days. From Alpine to freestyle, from freeskiing and snowboarding to Nordic, Telemark, speed skiing and freeride, the world’s best athletes will be able to present themselves to a global audience.” A call for applications has been launched by the FIS for the first edition, which is supposed to take place in 2028. After the letters of intent were sent out on August 1, the deadline for applications is November 1, 2023. The FIS Council is expected to announce the first host of its new multi-sport competition in spring 2024.