IASF History

Kitzbuhel IASF BoardThe IASF History can be backdated to 1959/60, when skiers from eleven airlines participated for the first time in the ski carnival race in Arctic Valley near Anchorage, Alaska. The races were organized by John Trautner and Judy Anderson for the Anchorage Ski Club. The main prize for the event was a trip to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Norway donated by Bill Schaffer of SAS Airlines. The trip was won by Harvey Turner of the Kenai Peninsula. Within the next years, the races were eventually moved from Arctic Valley to Mt. Alyeska and were hosted there under the sponsorship of the Anchorage Times until 1975. In 1976, the event was hosted at Mt. Hood, Oregon and in the following years, it has been held on three continents since then. This resulted in the need for an association or federation to oversee the conduct and scheduling of future events.

The federation became a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Washington, USA. Thus, in 1977 Howard Clifford became the first IASF President. The stated purpose of the IASF was the fostering of national and international amateur sports competition. Furthermore, the development and maintenance of airline skiing throughout the world was focussed.

Past Locations & Team Champions

YearLocationAlpineNordicSnowboardTeam Trophy
2021Tromsø, Norwaypostponed to 2023 due to COVID-19
2020Big White, CanadaSwissSwissSwissSwiss
2019Bad Kleinkirchheim, AustriaSwissCondorSwissSwiss
2018Kitzbühel, AustriaSwissLufthansaSwissSwiss
2017Lake Placid, NY, USASwissAustrianSwissAustrian
2016Levi, FinlandSwissSwissCondorSwiss
2015Samnaun, SwitzerlandAustrianLufthansaSwissLufthansa
2014Steamboat, CO, USALufthansaLufthansaLufthansaLufthansa
2013Saalbach-Hinterglemm, AustriaAir BerlinCondorLufthansaLufthansa
2012Niseko, JapanSwissAir BerlinLufthansaLufthansa
2011Crested Butte, CO, USALufthansaWiderøeSwissLufthansa
2010Schaldming, AustriaLufthansaCondorSwissLufthansa
2009Björkliden, SwedenLufthansaWiderøeLufthansaLufthansa
2008Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GermanyLufthansaCondorLufthansaLufthansa
2007Jackson Hole, CO, USALufthansaWiderøeLufthansaLufthansa
2006Schladming, AustriaLufthansaWiderøeLufthansaLufthansa
2005Levi, FinlandLufthansaLufthansaLTULufthansa
2004Mt. Alyeska, AK, USALufthansaSAS-Lufthansa
2003Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandSwiss/CrossairSAS-SAS
2002Steamboat, CO, USALufthansaLufthansa-Lufthansa
2001Schladming, AustriaLufthansaBraathens/SAFE-Lufthansa
2000Whistler, CanadaLufthansaBraathens/SAFE-Lufthansa
1999Bormio, ItalyLufthansaBraathens/SAFE-Lufthansa
1998Mt. Alyeska, AK, USALufthansaSAS-Lufthansa
1997Zwiesel, GermanyLufthansaSAS-Lufthansa
1996Lake Placid, NY, USASwissairFinnair-Lufthansa
1995Lillehammer, NorwayLufthansaSAS-Lufthansa
1994Breckenridge, CO, USALufthansaLufthansa-Lufthansa
1993Are, SwedenLufthansaFinnair-Finnair
1992Mt. Bachelor, OR, USASwissairFinnair-Finnair
1991Seefeld, AustriaLufthansaSAS-SAS
1990Park City, UT, USAFinnairSAS-SAS
1989Kranjska Gora, Sloveniacancelled due to lack of snow---
1988Banff, CanadaSASFinnair-SAS
1987Söll, Austria SASSAS-SAS
1986Lake Placid, NY, USAAdriaSAS-SAS
1985Voss, NorwaySASSAS-SAS
1984Mt. Alyeska, AK, USASASFinnair-SAS
1983Kranjska Gora, SloveniaSASSAS--
1982Heavenly, Ca, USASASSAS--
1981Axams/Lizum, AustriaSASSAS--
1980Copper Mountain, CO, USASASSwissair--
1979Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAFinnairSwissair--
1978Naeba, JapanSwissairSwissair--
1977Les Diablerets, SwitzerlandSwissairSAS--
1976 Mt. Hood, OR, USASAS--
1975Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- SAS / B- SAS--
1974Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- SAS / B- Japan AirlinesA- SAS / B- SAS--
1973Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- Swissair / B- SASA- Finnair / B- Lufthansa--
1972Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- Lufthansa / B- AmericanA- SAS / B- Delta--
1971Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- SAS / B- SAS---
1970Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- SAS / B- Delta---
1969Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- Lufthansa / B- Lufthansa---
1968Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAA- SAS / B- Continental---
1967Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAPacific Northern---
1966Mt. Alyeska, AK, USASASSAS--
1965Mt. Alyeska, AK, USASASAir France--
1964Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAAustrianSAS--
1963Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAAir France---
1962Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAAir France---
1961Mt. Alyeska, AK, USANorthern Consolidated---
1960Mt. Alyeska, AK, USAAir France---