they are the organization that sets the standards and rules for skiing (competitions, FIS sanctioned ones). To the average everyday skier FIS has no impact. To the newschool pro, FIS has very little impact as well (although I heard a while ago about an FIS sanctioned half-pipe event in Europe).
'honesty is the best policy. just tell your boss his daughter is one fine piece of ace and she wants your boneware and you feel its only proper that you take her cherry. but not to worry, you'll lube it up and ease it in. like a gentleman.' ~ 221
yea fis did a halfpipe comp in europe about a month ago. the problem that a lot of people have with FIS is the fact that they drug test. That is one reason that there weren't really any of the big names at the comp.
the main problem people began to have with FIS was that they allowed no progression in mogul skiing. you can only do so many twister spreads before you get bored! also the fact that they will be running newschool events should they ever be put into the olympics and there is concern that they will require people to qualify through national team programs. in other words, the guys you see in the mags will not necessarily be the guys you'd see in the olympics!
drug testing is only a small marginal concern.
SKIER'S IRRESPONSIBILITY CODE
1.ski FAST at ALL TIMES
2.take MAX air at EVERY opportunity
3.POACH everyone's favourite lines
4.IGNORE all posted signs
5.EVADE patrol at all costs
6.SMOKE big fat stinky ones
7.DRINK to excess