Skiing includes cross-country skiing at various distances , jumping ski jumping , Nordic combined ( ski race and jumping ski jumping ) , skiing and snowboarding . He was born in Norway in the XVIII century . The International Federation - FIS (FIS; founded in 1924) - is about 60 states (1991). In 1924 skiing included in the Winter Olympic Games , World Championships held in 1925 ( officially since 1937 ) . In Russia, the Association develops skiing Ski Russia (RSA - Russian Ski Association), which is the only official representative of the FIS .