Passing of Israel Planas, Spanish SBX Head Coach

FIS was saddened to learn about the passing of Israel Planas, Head Coach of the Spanish snowboard cross team who passed away on 17th March in Barcelona (ESP) at the age of 40 following a stroke.

Before his coaching career, Israel Planas was a snowboard athlete, competing in five FIS World Cup events besides numerous FIS Races and representing his country at the 1997 FIS Snowboard World Championships in San Candido (ITA).

At the recent FIS Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, he guided his squad to individual silver and team silver in snowboard cross.

FIS would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Israel Planas.