Representing the highest decision-making authority within FIS, the FIS Congress takes place on a biannual basis gathering over 1,000 delegates.
It establishes and modifies the Statutes and the International Ski Competition Rules, reviews the business reports of the Council, the accounts and reports of the auditors and grants discharge to the Council. It approves the budget including the annual subscriptions and fees, elects the Council and the auditors, affiliates and excludes Member Associations including associate members. Furthermore, it decides on proposals of the Member Associations and the Council as well as on appeals against Council decisions. It introduces, modifies or cancels events.
The ordinary Congress meets every even year, as a rule between May 15 and June 15. Each Member Association is entitled to have up to three official delegates in the Congress and each Member Association has at least one vote. Member Associations having at least 10,000 members and that have either participated one competitors in the last Alpine or Nordic World Ski Championships or have hosted at least one international event each year in the preceding two years receive a total of two votes, Member Associations with 50,000 or more members that fulfill both of the above condition receive a total of three votes.
The next Congress 2020:
The 52nd International Ski Congress will be held in Pattaya (THA) from 17th - 23rd May 2020. .
More details about the 2020 International Ski Congress will follow in due course.