The FIS is the world's governing body for winter sports. It's an acronym for Fédération Internationale de Ski and translates as the International Ski Federation.
The FIS was founded back in 1924 and currently has its headquarters in Oberhofen am Thunersee, in Switzerland.
The organisation has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is responsible for organising and setting competition rules for various forms of winter sport disciplines, including Alpine-skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic-combined, freestyle-skiing and snowboarding. It oversees annual annual World Cup competitions in all of these areas as well biennial World Championships.