IASF History

Kitzbuhel IASF BoardThe IASF History can be backdated to 1960, when skiers from Air France and Swissair participated for the first time in the ski carnival race in Arctic Valley near Anchorage, Alaska. 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
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, USALufthansaSASLufthansa
2003Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandSwiss/CrossairSASSAS
2002Steamboat, CO, USALufthansaLufthansaLufthansa
2001Schladming, AustriaLufthansaBraathens/SAFELufthansa
2000Whistler, CanadaLufthansaBraathens/SAFELufthansa
1999Bornio, ItalyLufthansaBraathens/SAFELufthansa
1998Mt. Alyeska, AK, USALufthansaSASLufthansa
1997Zwiesel, GermanyLufthansaSASLufthansa
1996Lake Placid, NY, USASwissairFinnairLufthansa
1995Lillehammer, NorwayLufthansaSASLufthansa
1994Breckenridge, CO, USALufthansaLufthansaLufthansa
1993Are, SwedenLufthansaFinnairFinnair
1992Mt. Bachelor, OR, USASwissairFinnairFinnair
1991Seefeld, AustriaLufthansaSASSAS
1990Park City, UT, USAFinnairSASSAS
1989Kranjska Gora, Sloveniacancelled due to lack of snow
1988Banff, CanadaSASFinnairSAS
1987Söll, Austria SASSASSAS
1986Lake Placid, NY, USAAdriaSASSAS
1985Voss, NorwaySASSASSAS
1984Mt. Alyeska, AK, USASASFinnairSAS
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