Last week the International Airline Ski Federation (IASF) held their 59th Annual World Airline Ski Championships (WASC) in Kitzbuhel, Austria. For this time-honored event, the IASF Officials wore Arctica team apparel.
Who is the IASF?
The International Airlines Ski Federation is a sanctioning body and Event Promoter for the World Airlines Ski Championships. Competitions are held in Alpine Skiing (Slalom and Giant Slalom), in Nordic Skiing (Sprint and Long Distance) and in Snowboarding (Parallel Giant Slalom). More than 100 airline ski teams are registered under IASF.
Although racers from the airlines have been racing together since 1960, the IASF was founded and became a non-profit corporation in 1977. The purpose of, but not limited to, was the fostering of national and international amateur sports competition and the development and maintenance of the sport of skiing among airline employees throughout the world.
2018 World Airline Ski Championships
The 2018 event in Kitzbuhel was a blast. From the parade through the village of Kitzbuhel, to the opening ceremonies, ski racing events and after parties. These experienced ski racers really know how to put on a ski racing event.
An authentic Austrian band marched in the 2018 International Airline Ski Federation World Alpine Ski Championships parade.
The 2018 IASF Officials in their Arctica Comp jackets during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 World Airline Ski Championships.
The Mayor of Kitzbuhel, Austria and other elected officials. As well as the IASF President (in the Red Arctica jacket) on stage during the opening ceremonies.
One of the IASF 2018 World Airline Ski Championship race courses in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
Arctica is proud to be a sponsor of this great event. We appreciate an organization with similar values and love of the sport of ski racing. Looking forward to next year’s event at Bad Kleinkirchheim already!