FIS was founded on the 18th of February in 1910 when 22 delegates from 10 countries joined together to form in the International Ski Federation. Today the organisation makes up more than 50% of the Olympic Winter Games.
In a cave in the north of Russia can be found what is probably the oldest wall painting in the world representing a skier. Its age? Beyond doubt, several thousands of years! This is where the very long history of snow sports begins.