Fredy Brupbacher passes away

FIS was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former alpine racer and FIS Official Fredy Brupbacher. Brupbacher was a member of the Swiss national team in alpine skiing from 1956-63 and competed in the Olympic giant slalom in Squaw Valley (USA) in 1960 as well as at the FIS World Ski Championships in Bad Gastein (AUT) in giant slalom and downhill.

After his sporting career, Brupbacher built and managed his own marketing agency. During this time, he was closely involved with the FIS Alpine World Cup in various roles for some 25 years, including as FIS World Cup Support on the ladies’s tour until 2007. Starting in 1996, he worked with Race Director Kurt Hoch for 15 years and with Atle Skaardal for the last two years and attended his 500th FIS World Cup event in Zwiesel, Germany, in 2007. After his retirement, he kept active, working at various skiing events closer to his home town of Zürich.

FIS would like to express its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Fredy Brupbacher.