Coaches Commission





ISMF Coach Representative for Youth



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 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.

ISMF Coach Representative for Seniors



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 organises 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 (OESV) 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.