The Interski Congress brings together delegations from ski teaching nations around the world. Interski had its beginning in Zurs, Austria, in 1951. Representatives of the European Alpine nations met at Arlberg Area to share technical and teaching approaches with other skiing nations through demonstrations and workshops. Interski Congresses initially were held every 2 years. The events took place every 3 years for a time and since 1971, they have been held every 4 years. Over the years, the Congress has evolved to include industry issues and the business priorities of snow sports instruction. National approaches vary in function of social, geographical, and economic factors, and the congress provides the opportunity to compare and discuss approaches and challenges.
The three organisations that sit under the Interski International umbrella are ISIA, the International Ski Instructors Association (representing professional ski instructors), IVSI, the International Association of Ski Instructors (representing instructors who work in clubs and associations – volunteers) and IVSS, the International Association for Skiing in Schools and Universities (representing instructors and teachers working in schools and universities).
St. Anton am Arlberg has hosted Interski Congresses in 1991 and in 2011. Through their devotion to ski teaching, ski pioneers Stefan Kruckenhauser and Franz Hoppichler made the Bundessportheim St. Christoph (Federal Sports Centre) the place where instructors from all over the world went to master new teaching methodologies.
Cost: € 3.00 (available at the St. Anton Museum Shop)