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.


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.

Sport & Event Manager



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 was the ISMF Coach Representative from March 2019 to 2021.

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

SCHMID, Alessandra


I'm Alessandra Schmid and I've been proudly representing the Swiss National Skimountaineering Team since 2019. While my passion for this exciting sport may have been a happy coincidence after quitting alpine skiing, it certainly didn't take long for me to fall head over heels for the perfect combination of skiing, endurance and breathtaking mountain scenery. As a member of the athlete's commission, I'm eager to share the opinions and perspectives of the skimo community and help promote and preserve the beauty of this incredible sport.

Coaches Representative for Elite Athletes

GALINDO, Thierry


Sport and mountain have been a passion since childhood. Coach for more than 25 years, after a university master in sports sciences in Grenoble, several state diplomas (triathlon, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, mountaineering) and training course at INSEP (National Institute of Sport Expertise and Performance), I have been a trainer in several endurance sports and I also practiced all these sports in competition. Currently head coach of FFME. I have been present on the ISMF circuit since 2011, I coached a regional ski mountaineering team from 2008, then in charge of the French Youth team between 2012 and 2017 and the French Senior team from 2018 to 2022.

Technical Consultant

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).

Technical Consultant

GRUBER , Hermann