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.
At the age of three, Jakob Herrmann moved with his family to Werfenweng, a small village in the mountains in south of Salzburg. His mum took him hiking and created the best conditions for his future career. He came in third place at the Austrian Championship Vertical race in 2014 and placed fifth at the World Championship Relay race in 2015.
Bernhard Hug lives in Heiligenschwendi, Switzerland with his wife and works for the Swiss Alpine Club (90%) as Head of Ski Mountaineering. He grew up in Central Switzerland and started ski-mountaineering with his father when he was 14years old. His competitive athletic career started with mountain running and then soon he began with Triathlon. He was for several years in the National Team in Triathlon but soon he fell in love with longer distances. He possess the highest certification in coaching assigned by the Swiss Olympic Federation (DTA) and has a Bachelor of Science from the San Diego State University (US) in Athletic Training. In 2010 he graduated with his Master Degree at the EHSM in Magglingen (Switzerland) with Specialization in Elite Sports. Since 2011 I work for the Swiss Alpine Club as a Coach and Manager of Swiss Ski Mountaineering and since 2014 I am Coaches representative with the ISMF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laetitia Roux discovered ski mountaineering when she was 9, thanks to her dad who practiced cross-country skiing. 17 times World Champion in all disciplines, 9 titles of European Champion and 25 French Championship titles. Since 2012, she has been recognised as a high-level athlete by the French Gendarmerie.