The Plenary Assembly may allow the formation of Continental Councils that are responsible for the administration, development and furtherance of ski mountaineering in the same continent or geographic entity. They comply with and enforce the rules and regulations of ISMF and co-operate with the ISMF Bodies. They organise continental championships and other competitions in their area under the supervision of the ISMF.
Ram is the current US Ski Mountaineering Association President and ISMF North-American Council President. He also serves on the board of the Summit Skimo Club, a local skimo club, since he lives in Summit County, CO USA. Ram was a skier and rock and ice climber who began participating in ski mountaineering, as an athlete, over ten years ago. Itís been a passion ever since. Ram is also an avid mountain runner, cyclist, and nordic skier.