ISMF

Council

President

MARIOTTA, Armando



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Armando Mariotta began as a Skimo Instructor in 1979. President of the Saluzzo (Italy) Section of the Italian Alpine Club for 12 years, he developed great skills in organizing climbing and Skimo courses and meetings with public authorities to raise money for sport development. In 1991 he founded, with the other members, the CISAC (International Committee for Ski Competitions) and he was elected Treasurer of the Foundation until the CISAC was included in the ISMC (International Council for Ski Competitions). Member of the ISMC Management Committee, under the UIAA. He has been the President of the ISMF since 2011.

Representative from North America Council

DORNIAN, David



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David Dornian coordinates ski mountaineering competitions for the ACC and is currently serving a term as a board member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. He has been managing ski and mountaineering trips with the club for more than 15 years, and misses the tent-based camps. For several years he has been the President of the North American Council.

Athlete representative Men

DRION DU CHAPOIS, Maximilien



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Maximilien Drion Du Chapois is born in 1997 in Belgium and moved to Switzerland in 2008. Since 2008 he is deeply passionate by mountains. This is the reason why in summer he participates in mountain running races and in winter in ski mountaineering competitions. At international level, he is competing for Belgium. Apart from sport, he is studying economics at the University of Lausanne. Maximilien Drion Du Chapois has been the Athlete Representative Man in the ISMF Council since March 2019.

Representative from Member Association

DUPONT, Pierre



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Since 1980, Pierre Dupont has joined the military academy of high mountain of Chamonix (France). In 1994, with some friends he created a ski mountaineering race, the «Ubaye». He became a member of the FFME in 2001 and in 2007 was elected president of the club «Team Ecrins Haute Alpes». Since then, he organises national and international races. He has been a member of the Management Committee since 2015.

Representative from Member Association

ESTEVE, Jaume



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Jaume Esteve is an active volunteer in all the mountaineering ski competitions held in Andorra. He has been involved in the organisation of the Andorra Ultra Trail since the first edition (2009) and was elected President of the Andorran Mountaineering Federation in 2014. Currently, he is the delegate of the Mountain Federation at the COA (Olympic Andorran Committee). He has been a member of the Management Committee since 2015.

Web Master

LANXADE, Alain



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Alain has been involved in ski mountaineering since 1999. He trained in the Pyrenees, where he lived until 2013. He participated in competitions at the regional level until 2003. Alain was responsible for organising the Derby3000 ski mountaineering competition with Pierre Dollo from 1999 to 2010. He supervised ski mountaineering from 2002 to 2012 in the mountain club of Tarbes, when Dollo was the president. He received two ISMF World Cups in 2005 and 2010. He met the ISMF in 2002 thanks to Dollo, during the first World Championships in Serre Chevalier. He did his ISMF referee training in 2003/2004. As he is an independent computer engineer, the ISMF offered him to be responsible for rankings and the website since 2008.

Vice President Sport&Events

LóPEZ, Lluís



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Lluís López was a great Spanish athlete in the late 70s and early 80s and he got the podium in the best races of those years. Ski Mountaineering and climbing instructor, he carried out important mountaineering, climbing and ski mountaineering experiences outside Europe such as in Africa, Asia, North and South America and also at the Arctic Circle. At present he is the General Director of FEDME. He was the General Secretary of the ISMC until 2007, then he was elected President of the ISMF (2007-2011). He has been the ISMF VP Treasurer (2011-2015) and VP for Sport and Events since 2015.

Representative from Member Association

MEIER, Regula



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Regula Meier obtained the «Plussport» certification course in skiing with blind and visually impaired persons. For almost 10 years she has been working in various functions for the SAC-CAS in the area of ski mountaineering competitions. She is an active referee and technical delegate for the ISMF. Trained youth and sports leader in ski and snowboard, she has also achieved a great experience in winter and sumemr mountaineering. She has been Member of the Management Committee and Antidoping Manager since 2017.

Referees Manager

MONTERO, Oriol



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A SKIMO lover since 1996, when he began a skimo course in the Catalan Mountain club. He has been a racer, an organiser, a volunteer and a manager of Ski Mountaineering in Catalonia. In 2005 he organised the ISMF referee course (IMSC) and he joined the International Skimo family. From 2011, he is the ISMF Referee Manager.

Vice President Mktg & Communication

MOSSO, Marco



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Marco Mosso is the President of the Valdostan Regional Committee of the FISI (ASIVA). Over the past years he had the role of Commander of the Sport Activities Department of the Alpine Training Center and Commander of the winter sports section of the Italian Army Sports Center in Courmayeur (AO). He is a National Instructor of Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering recognized by the Italian Alpine Club, and Alpine Ski Instructor recognized by the Italian National College of Ski Instructors. He was a member of the Management Committee and is currently the ISMF Vice President Marketing & Communication since 2015.

Athlete representative Women

OSICHKINA, Ekaterina



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Ekaterina Osichkina is a professional ski mountaineering athlete with experience of 6 years training and 5 years participating in the official international competitions with also many years practicing cross country skiing and biathlon. In addition, being a person focused on the constant development and improvement in all spheres, she wishes to help people by sharing own experience, by intensive communicating with them, by generating new ideas and by teaching the youngsters and beginners the sport of skimo. Ekaterina is an official assistant for the international communication in the Russian Ski mountaineering Committee, in charge of organising the participation of the Russian National Team in the international events, including: licences management, registrations, accreditations, logistics. She is studying English professionally and working as an English interpreter at the Moscow International University, Faculty of Linguistics. Ekaterina Osichkina has been the Athlete Representative Woman in the ISMF Council since March 2019.

Representative from Asian Continental Council

YOO, Han Kyu



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