The Regulations Commission combines the ISMF technicians and the competent persons regarding ski mountaineering competitions. Everyone is a present actor of the ski mountaineering, who closely follow the evolution of the sporting events, competitions, examinations, races and equipment.
The aim to combine these personalities is to maintain the level of ski mountaineering in competition as high as possible.
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.
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.
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.
Endurance sports is the passion of Josef Gruber. After his international career as logistics and process manager he graduated as sports scientist in sports management and training. In his sports career he competed in more than ten ironman races with excellent results, participated twice in gigathlon and completed several ski mountaineering and ultra trail races. With his sports agency he organizes several triathlon and running events during summer and offers personal coachings and courses. Since 2016 he is the sports coordinator of skimountaineering of the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) and fully responsible for the athletes, their training and races, marketing and sponsorship, education, youth programmes. The principles of his life are: 'everything is possible“ and 'always think positive“! Josef Gruber has been the ISMF Coach Representative since March 2019.
Ski mountaineering is defining the life of Malik Fatnassi. As qualified Skimo trainer and ski instructor he spends his time leading the Swiss national youth team, forming Skimo instructors and developping the ski mountaineering in Switzerland. With passion and always bearing in mind Mark Twain’s quote „I didn‘t know it was impossible so I did it“ he is working for the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) since 2013. Malik Fatnassi has been the ISMF Coach Representative for Youths since March 2019.
He has developed a strong educational background experiences in sports. He was actively involved in the organisation of the 3rd Ski Mountaineering World Championships, which took place in the Cuneo area in 2006. Thanks to this opportunity, he was elected ISMF General Secretary in 2011. He worked in close collaboration with the ISMF President Armando Mariotta until 2017, when the ISMF gave him the charge of General Manager, a role that guarantees coordination and strong cooperation with the ISMF President, the Board and the whole Staff.
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. It’s been a passion ever since. Ram is also an avid mountain runner, cyclist, and nordic skier.