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FIS implements a variety of measures to enhance safety in Ski Cross
At the FIS Congress in May 2012, the Council appointed FIS Council Member Michel Vion (FRA) to chair a newly-appointed Ski Cross Working Group and underlined the commitment of FIS to safety in the sport.
“It is the continued goal of FIS to work to prevent injuries from occurring in the future, following the tragic accident that claimed the life of Canadian ski cross athlete Nik Zoricic in Grindelwald (SUI) on 10th March 2012. Besides considerable injury prevention efforts undertaken through FIS’s Injury Surveillance System, the Ski Cross Working Group will work with the FIS Freestyle Committee and its ski cross advisory group to design, refine, and implement various activities,” stated Michel Vion.
The Ski Cross Working Group is composed of experts with a wide range of experience in Ski Cross, Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Cross. In a holistic process that included a comprehensive review of rules, specifications and procedures, a number of measures designed to enhance the organisation and safety at ski cross events will be implemented from the outset of the 2012/13 FIS Freestyle Ski Cross World Cup season.
Established to work for the development of Ski Cross, the Working Group will seek to define further measures and activities, with an added focus on efforts to leverage cross-discipline expertise in safety matters, notably with Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Cross.