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President of INTERSKI
Big Sky Resort, MT USA
811 O’Connell Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
Tel: +1 (406) 670-6326
Eric lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Veronica and two daughters Liberty and Bella. He has been teaching snowboarding since 1994 and has served on the PSIA-AASI National Snowboard Team, the PSIA-AASI Board of Directors, and as the PSIA-AASI President. He now serves as the PSIA-AASI International Representative and as an education staff member for snowboard and alpine skiing, as well an instructor and trainer at Big Sky Resort in Montana. In his free time, Eric enjoys running the family tourism business and hiking and rafting the mountains and rivers around Montana.
Secretary General INTERSKI
Siedlung Mooserkreuz 16
A-6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Fax: +43 5446 4000 25
- 2001 – Present Managing Director of St. Anton Tourism Promotion Organization
- May 1999 – Sep 2001 Sport & Event Coordinator for the 2001 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships
- May 1995 – May 1999 St. Anton am Arlberg Event Manager
- Oct 1992 – May 1995 Head of the Arlberg Children’s Ski School
- Oct 1988 – Oct 1992 Ski Instructor at Arlberg Ski School & Ski Instructor at Mt. Buller Ski School / Australia
Winter Network – Gained through many years’ experience in winter sports and tourism, I have developed countless high level contacts and close working relationships with a wide variety of experts. I am backed by a profound network of winter professionals with expertise in marketing, ski lift industry, infrastructure, helicopter transport services, ski instruction, and recreational facilities.
Petar Iankov, PhD
Vice President of INTERSKI
1985-1991 Ski teacher at children sports school
1991 Assistant in the Department of Snow Sports at the National Sports University
1995-2002- Member of the snowboard committee at the Bulgarian Ski Federation and coach of the national snowboard team
2000-2013 -Chairman of the Association of Snow sports instructors in Bulgaria ”Bulgarian Ski School”
2002-2004 member of the Board of the Bulgarian Ski Federation
2013 Present Chairman of the Management Board of Bulgarian Ski School
2019 Member of the Presidium IVSS
2020 Present head of the Department of Snow Sports at the National Sports University
As chairman of the Bulgarian Ski School, he worked to turn the organization into an active member of ISIA, IVSS and IVSI.
He is involved in the development of programs and books to meet training standards for professional ski instructors.
Member of the organizing committees of the General Assembly ISIA 2006, ISIA World Championship 2013 and INTERSKI Congress 2019
Vice President of INTERSKI
Tel: +41 79 406 17 36
My passion for snow sports has motivated me throughout my career. I first followed a formation as a snow sports instructor and obtained a federal patent. I then made a career in the competitive sport, alpine sector by working more than 15 years at Swiss-Ski team. I worked as a technician, assistant coach, head-coach in World Cup and finally from 2015 to 2019 as Alpine Director. During this period, I had the chance to participate as a coach and team leader in 4 Olympic Winter Games and 3 World Championships.
Between two periods at Swiss-Ski, I also had the chance to work in the sports industry, as racing manager, alpine sector, for 2 companies active in the field of racing sports.
Since 2021, I have the chance to return to the roots of my professional vision and have taken over the management of Swiss Snowsports, the umbrella federation of Swiss Snowsports professional instructor and Swiss Ski Schools.
61476 Kronberg i. Ts.
Am Weissen Berg 3
Tel: +49 162 424 7406
My wife Dorota and I have been together for 53 years. We have two children, Patrycja and Tomasz, and four grandchildren, Milenka, Julia, Adam and Artek.
I have been a ski instructor since 1982 and from 1983 to 1988 was a member of the INTERTERM international Language Commission which compiled a dictionary of ski instruction in English, German and French.
In 1990 I was co-founder of SITN Polska (Polish Ski Association) and for many years served as Vice-President for International Relations.
At the 1991 Congress in St. Anton I was first elected to the IVSI Executive Board and have since been a member of the Board.
In 2001 I co-organised the IVSI Congress in Zakopane.
With my support, the Polish Ski Association SITN Polska was accepted as a full member of ISIA at the 2002 Congress in Bariloche.
In 2017 I was elected IVSI Vice-President at the Congress in Hakuba and became IVSI President at the 2022 General Assembly in Levi.
Sports: I was Polish Judo champion. Currently: tennis, mountain biking, gym.
Tel: +49 711 68563177
Fax: +49 711 68553177
Dieter is a member of the scientific staff at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science with expertise in exercise physiology and outdoor education. He is a former member of the professional ski teacher team of the The German Ski Instructor Association (DSLV) and a member of ISIA. As a former decathlete he is a passionate training expert. Beyond skiing, telemarking and cross country skiing in winter, he is a passionate mountainbiker.
Vittorio Caffi, PhD
Vittorio has been Member of the ISIA Board since 2004, and ISIA President since 2017. He has been working as a professional ski instructor in Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria. He is founder and director of Ski Cool in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He is also a qualified Architect and holds a Phd in Building Engineering. When he is not skiing he works as a Contract Professor in Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
President, Finnish National Association of Snowsports Instructors
Timo is a former cross-country skiing competitor who later fell in love with alpine skiing. He has worked as a ski instructor for a long time, as a trainer for cross-country ski instructors and as a member of the XC-demo team at several Interski congresses.