Officials have been wearing the new Halti range for next season in FIS sanctioned events for a long time now. The partnership between Halti and FIS started in 2007.
Halti provides clothing for FIS staff and race officials in an effort to support International Ski Federation events around the world. Through this partnership, FIS staff has access to a comprehensive selection of quality equipment from Halti. It is particularly important to the partnership that the range features equipment suitable for the most challenging of conditions and for all travel and race destinations. From base layers to travel clothes, Halti provides all types of clothing for the International Ski Federation staff.
"The partnership with FIS is very important to us. Our extensive knowledge and experience in providing equipment and sponsorship for ski sports has been further strengthened by our relationship with FIS."
FIS is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports and it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 130 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.
FIS was founded on the 18th of February in 1910 when 22 delegates from 10 countries joined together to form in the International Skiing Commission in Christiania (NOR) and served from 1910 to 1924. The group became formally known as the International Ski Federation on 2nd February 1924 during the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France with 14 member nations.
The federation organises the following ski sport disciplines, for which it oversees World Cup competitions and World Championships. The FIS World Championships are held every other year, normally in February and March of off numbered years.
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championship includes medal events in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and the Nation's Team Event.
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championship bring together the disciplines of Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping and Cross-Country Skiing.
The FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships joined forces in 2015 in Kreischberg (AUT) to form the largest winter sports World Championship with 25+ medals awarded in the areas of moguls, aerials, ski cross, snowboard cross, ski big air, snowboard big air, ski slopestyle, snowboard slopestyle, ski half pipe, snowboard half pipe, parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom.
The FIS Ski Flying World Championships are held every other year on even years.
FIS additionally organises World Championsips in its non-Olmypic disicplines including Telemark, Speed Skiing, Grass Skiing and Masters in addtion to numerous FIS Junior World Ski Championships staged annually.