The FIS Congress elects the 17 member Council every two years that oversees activities between Congresses. In order to advise the Council, it nominates members to specialist Technical Committees, sub-committees and working groups.
The FIS Technical Committees traditionally meet twice a year. The first meetings of the year are held in spring - during the FIS Congress in even years and during the Calendar Conference in odd years. The FIS Technical Committees meet again in the autumn where the customary location has become the Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport.