Rules Commission


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.


Referee Manager



A skimo lover since 1996, when he began a skimo course in the Catalan Mountain Club. He has been racer in national circuits, organiser of several Spanish Campionships, volunteer in the Val Aran World Championships (2004) and in the Andorran European Championships (2005) and Manager of Ski Mountaineering in Catalonia from 2006 to 2016. In 2005 he become an ISMF referee and he joined the International Skimo family. From 2013, he is the ISMF Referee Manager. He has been President of the Jury in various World Championships and Continental Championships, Referee course instructor, Technical advisor, permanent guest of the ISMF Council and member of the Rules commission. In addition he is Coordinator of the ISMF Technical Group since January 2018.

Athlete Representative Women

FATTON, Marianne


Marianne Fatton has been competing in the ISMF World Cup circuit representing the Swiss national team since the 2014/2015 season. Passionate about ski mountaineering and keen to be involved in its development, she will represent the female athletes inside the ISMF. She is particularly talented in the Sprint discipline, so much so that she won in this specialty also in the last ISMF World Championship held in Andorra. She has also won the ISMF Overall World Cup in the 2019/2020 season. In addition to her sports activities, she is studying at a pedagogical school in Switzerland to become a teacher.

Athlete Representative Men

CANCLINI, Nicolo Ernesto


Nicolo Ernesto Canclini loves the mountains. Since childhood, he practiced alpine skiing before moving on to ski mountaineering. Having joined the Italian ski mountaineering team as an athlete in 2013, he has won numerous medals in the World and European Championships and in the World Cup circuit (youth categories). Among the seniors, he has achieved several podiums in the World Cup and at the World Championship. Nicolo is a Carabiniere at the Italian Sports Centre and studies law at the university.

Coach representative



Ski mountaineering is defining the life of Malik Fatnassi. As qualified Skimo trainer and ski instructor he spends his time leading the Swiss national team, forming Skimo instructors and developping the ski mountaineering in Switzerland. With passion and always bearing in mind a quote of Mark Twain: I did not 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.

Event Manager

CAVALLO, Roberto


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.

Council Member

DUPONT, Pierre


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 is a member of the Council since 2015 and in 2019 he has been elected Vice-President Sport & Events.

Recognised authority

MANSIOT, Olivier


He is National Technical Advisor for FFME and in charge of the French Ski mountaineering events and rules (100 events each year with 10 major events as national championships, national cups and international events). He is skimo and mountaineering instructor, race director, coordinator of the French referees group, member of the Jury as mountain guide probative for ENSA (French national school of mountain guide) and member of the Jury for climbing (DE Escalade). For ISMF he is member of the Jury for World Cups, Referee course instructor, Technical Advisor for international competitions and member of the Technical Group. In addition, he is a professional mountain guide (author of 30 first ascent in the Alps and Himalaya) and member and writer of the review panel for ANENA (French national association for avalanches and snow study).

Recognised authority



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 has been a passion ever since. Ram is also an avid mountain runner, cyclist, and nordic skier.