FIS (International Ski Federation) governs all ski and snowboard sports worldwide, and is the organization which grants a date each year to the Kiwanis Ski Club to hold a major international tournament. (click logo at left to visit each organization’s website)USA Nordic Skiing incorporates the men’s top level ski jumping and Nordic combined teams, and is committed to finding ways to grow the sport at all levels. Currently, team athletes are competing in Continental Cup and FIS Cup events. They send competitors to the Pine Mountain COC.Women’s Ski Jumping USA is the parent organization of the VISA Women’s Ski Jumping Team, which competes on the Ladies’ Continental Cup, and which will field a team in the new Women’s World Cup circuit beginning in 2010. The US has one of the strongest women’s teams in the world; Lindsey Van became the first Women’s World Champion in 2009. The Kiwanis Ski Club’s Nita Englund is a member of this team.USANS and WSJUSA work cooperatively with US Ski Associan to field teams for the Olympics and FIS World Championships.Other websites of interest:USA Nordic Skiing - US men’s ski jumping and Nordic Combined teamWomen’s Ski Jumping USA - US VISA women’s ski jumping teamSkiJumpingUSA.com - news & information about US ski jumping & American athletesAmericanSkiJumping.com - history website for ski jumping in the USAUS National Ski Hall of Fame - includes all ski sports, located in Ishpeming MISkiSprungSchanzen.com/EN - contains comprehensive catalog of ski jumps worldwide, both past and present. Over a hundred US jumps are listed ... it’s a real memory lane!