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Executive Committee


Erich Melmer

President of INTERSKI

Hnr. 88
A-6752 Dalaas

Tel: +43 5585 7309
Fax: +43 5585 7746
Email: e.melmer@interski.org

  • State Certified ski instructor (Dipl. SL) and mountain guide since 1970
  • 1970 to 1975 chief ski instructor at Bundessortheim Obergurgl
  • 1975 to 2015 head of the Klostertal ski school
  • 29 years President of the Vorarlberg Ski Instructors Association.
  • 15 years President of the Austrian Professional Ski Instructors Association
  • 5 years President ISIA
  • Since 2003 President of Interski
  • Member of the board of the Austrian Board  for Alpine Safety for 20 years

Peter Mall

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.


Dave Renouf

Vice President of INTERSKI

Morlich House
17 The Square, Grantown on Spey, PH 26 3HG. Scottland

Tel: +44 (0) 1479 861 717
Email: dave@basi.org.uk

Dave served as Chairman of the BASI Board of directors (1996 -2000 and again 2002-2004) after serving for 14 years as International and Educational Development Manager and a  “BASI Trainer” to train people to become instructors for 13years.  He has also been the coach of several young racers both regionally and nationally from 1985 onwards and was head coach for Kandahar Racing (the oldest Ski club in the UK) From 2000 to 2004, a coach for the British Children’s Team, and prepared many juniors for international races, many of whom went on to Olympic events. As BASI chairperson, Dave was very much involved in obtaining world recognition for the highest British qualification and he continues to be involved in international snowsport organisations, having been a member of the Presidiums of both the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) and the International Association of Snowsports at Schools & Universities (IVSS).


Eric Sheckleton

Vice President of INTERSKI
PSIA-AASI International Representative

Big Sky Resort, MT USA

811 O’Connell Drive
Bozeman, MT 59715 USA

Tel: +1 (406) 670-6326
Email: esheckleton@hotmail.com

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. 

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PSts. Norbert Barthle MdB

IVSI President
President of Interski Germany (DVS)

Pfaffenbachweg 10
D-73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd

Phone +49(0)7171-79365
Fax      +49(0)7171-72700
Email   norbert@barthle.de

Norbert is till the end of the year 2021 member of the German Parliament and Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin. For 25 years he has been a member of the national ski teachers  team in the German Skiing Association (DSV) and for ten years member in the professional  ski teacher  team of the German Ski Instructor Association (DSLV). Since 2003 Norbert is the President of DVS and since 2005 President of IVSI. Beneath alpine and cross country skiing in winter he likes to play tennis and to ride his mountain bike.


Dieter Bubeck

President IVSS
Department of Sport- and Exercise Science
University of Stuttgart

Allmandring 28
70569 Stuttgart

Tel: +49 711 68563177
Fax: +49 711 68553177
Email: dieter.bubeck@sport.uni-stuttgart.de


Dieter is a member of the scientific staff at the Dep. of Sport- and Exercise Science with expertise in exercise physiology and outdoor education. He was 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. Beneath skiing, telemarking and cross country skiing in winter, he is a passionate mountainbiker.


Vittorio Caffi, PhD

President ISIA

St. Moritz, Switzerland

An der Kandahar 11
82491 Grainau

Email: president@isia.ski
Website: www.isia.ski

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.


Timo Welsby

Director, Wellbeing and Business Studies, Samiedu Vocational College; President,  Finnish National Association of Snowsports Instructors

HupiSki Tornimäki

Antellinkatu 6

Tel: +358400677817
Email: timo.welsby@gmail.com

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 in several Interski congresses.

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