On 11 November 2016, Mrs. Sarah Lewis, Secretary General of the International Ski Federation (FIS) signed a Proclamation announcing the FIS’ unanimous support and affinity for Special Olympics and all its Skiers and Snowboarders. Special Olympics skiing and snowboarding competitions are based on FIS rules. This recognition will help Special Olympics and its programs use resources that could not have been possible without this support.
Currently, Special Olympics athletes compete in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, and Cross Country Skiing. Additionally, Special Olympics is supported by many Skiing celebrities like Simon Amman (Special Olympics Switzerland Ambassador), Bernard Russi (Special Olympics Switzerland Board Member), Karl Schranz, Anna Feniger, Marcel Hircher in Austria, and Deborah Campagnioni in Italy that support our work at the national level.