Finnish Ski Sport Foundation

Established in 1995, the Finnish Ski Sport Foundation aims to financially support the Finnish athletes competing in the Finnish Ski Association's disciplines, and thus promote the overall development of ski sport in Finland. For achieving these aims, the foundation manages two separate funds.

Financial support, e.g. scholarships, may be awarded either during the athlete's active career or after it. The awarded grants may be used for covering training and competing expenses (i.e. equipment purchases or competition and insurance fees), or the cost of living. In addition, the foundation provides the athletes with a possibility for financial planning.

Companies and private individuals have a possibility to donate money for the foundation. The donated sums will be used according to a shared agreement.

The board of Finnish Ski Sport Foundation since 1st January 2018:

Chairman: Hannu Lignell

Vice chairman: Sami Räsänen


Hietanen Timo

Niemi Sami

Pajala Jussi

The Foundation is represented by Anne Lahdelma.

For more information, please contact:

Tel. +358 45 168 9028
valmennusrahasto(at) or


Suomen Hiihtourheilun Kannatussäätiö rs
Valimotie 10
00380 Helsinki, Finland