July meeting of the ISMF Council

Lausanne, 3 August 2023 – The International Ski Mountaineering Federation Council met virtually on July 20 to take important steps on the debut of the Sport at the Olympic Games in Milano Cortina 2026, as well as discuss internal issues before the start of the new season.

With twelve Council members present, the first point in the agenda was to review and approve the minutes of the previous session of the Council.

The Vice President of Sport & Events, Pierre Dupont, and the Sport & Events Manager, Josef Gruber, explained the meetings held in the previous weeks both with the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) to discuss the race procedure for the Milano Cortina Olympic Games, as well as the race schedule.

The ISMF will communicate the latest updates after the Council meeting to OBS, ORIS and the LOC, to continue with the preparations for the debut of the sport at the Olympics.

Josef Gruber also gave a report of the working group for the Qualification System, some proposals received and feedback from the IOC, ORIS and the working group.

The Vice President Treasurer, Jim Moore, gave details of the monthly cashflow of ISMF and presented a forecast of the year-end financial results, including the 4th quarter P&L and balance sheet. The final P&L and balance sheet of 2022/23 will be presented on 6 September 2023 for final approval in the Plenary Assembly.

The ISMF Council also reviewed the internal audit held in Boi Taull on March 2023, and presented a follow up on the progression on all the recommendations made by the audit. The Vice President Treasurer is working on having in place a draft of the Financial Regulations in time for the audit at the end of August 2023.

Following the two Q&A sessions held in July with the National Federations and the Sport Department there will still be another Q&A with the Councillors in order to let them analyse the 2023/24 season’s Rules changes in detail and express their vote in the next Council meeting on 6 September.

On May 2023, the ISMF received a claim against the ranking from SAC-CAS, and the Council has decided to send the claim to the International Disciplinary Commission of the ISMF.

The Council reviewed the status of the Integrity Code, which is in development currently, with the aim of having a final draft before the next Council meeting. Regarding Data Protection, the Council appointed Studio Legale Privacy by Orlandi & Partners to work as the Data Protection Officer of ISMF, to be compliant with the current GDPR regulations, the Swiss regulations in relation with data privacy and the WADA ISPPPI.

About the ISMF

Founded in 2007, the International Ski Mountaineering Federation ISMF is the global governing body for ski mountaineering competitions. Since 2016, the organization is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee IOC. Its main goals are the promotion, regulation and development of the ski mountaineering sport worldwide. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the ISMF’s membership consists of 45 national mountaineering or ski sports federations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The ISMF organizes ski mountaineering World Cups events and World Championships. For the first time, ski mountaineering has been a medal sport at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, and has recently been included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026.


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