About Us

The Snowsports Association of Ireland (formerly known as the Ski Association of Ireland) was formed in 1971 to promote the development of the growing sport of Skiing in Ireland and affiliated to the International Governing Body of the sport, namely Federation Internationale De Ski (FIS) and subsequently the Olympic movement through the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI).The Snowsports Association of Ireland has been affiliated to the Federation Internationale De Ski for more than twenty years and the Olympic Council of Ireland since 1997.

What does the SAI do?

Develops and promotes Snowsports in Ireland.

Governs Irish recreational, national and international competitive snowsports and snowsports teaching.

Makes representations to Government Departments, Statutory Bodies and other authorities in Ireland and abroad in the furtherance of the preceding objectives.

Upcoming International Events

15th January 2017    World Snow Day

30th January - 2nd February - Trofeu Borrufa Andorra (Childrens International Races)  

5 - 19th February 2017 -  Alpine World Ski Championships - St. Moritz, Switzerland

22nd February - 5th March 2017 - FIS Nordic World Championships - Lahti, Finland 

5th - 14th March 2017 - Alpine Junior World Ski Championships - Are, Sweden



Junior World Ski Championships February 24th to March 6th 2016 in Sochi/Rosa Khutor, Russia.

Lillehammer 2016 - Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 12 - 21st February 2016

FIS Developmnet Programme Alping Training Camp - 18th October to 14th November 2015


FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015

18 February - 1 March 2015

Falun, Sweden


Latest News & Events

FIS Licences

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The FIS year will commence on 1st July 2016 and will end on 30th June 2017. To apply for a FIS licence please contact ssai@snowsports.ie for further details.

Junior World Ski Championships

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Junior World Ski Championships 2016 will take place in Sochi/Rosa Khutor, Russia from February 24th to March 6th 2016. Tess Arbez, Cormac Comerford and Garreth Reilly with take part.


© 2017 Snowsports Association of Ireland
  • Clifton House, Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2 
  • Phone: +353 1 6615200
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  • Email: info@snowsports.ie


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