On 4th August 2016, at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was elected to the IOC Executive Board as the representative of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF).
The purpose of the gathering was to involve and align all stakeholders and clarify objectives for the International Federations, NOCs and Athletes responsibilities, as well as identifying time-lines, addressing issues and risks.
The 6th edition of World Snow Day saw more than 586,000 participants exploring, enjoying and experiencing snow at 625 events in 42 countries worldwide. The 7th edition of World Snow Day will take place on 15th January 2017.
FIS SnowKidz is the twin program to World Snow Day. It is the first phase of the Bring Children to the Snow campaign and supports event Organisers in their quest to bring children to the snow all year round.