The Ski Club of International Journalists (SCIJ) is a ‘year-round’ organization dedicated to promoting professional and educational discussions, encouraging experience exchange and facilitating knowledge transfer. Our major annual event, a meeting at a ski resort in a different country each year,  remains true to the association’s core values.  To take advantage of these and other benefits while discovering new ski resorts around the world, members must pay an annual fee and contribute something of value. 

SCIJ will meeting next in Kazakzahstan at Shymbulak resort in Amalty in March 2024 and continues via a number of online forums and strategic initiatives the SCIJ launched in late 2020.

SCIJ has visited more than 75 ski resorts around the world and generated much sought-after International media coverage in our member’s respective media print,  broadcast and digital. Since 1955 and as a direct result of our annual meetings, our Association has reached hundreds of millions of people around the world with our stories.

Shymbulak, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Above sea level

SCIJ has been to Kazakhstan since 1955

Average annual snowfall at Shymbulak Resort

69th Winter Meeting – Kazakhstan

 The SCIJ Kazakhstan Organizing Committee will be hosting the 69th SCIJ Winter Meeting at Shymbulak Resort in Almaty, Kazakhstan from March 3rd – 10th, 2024. It is the largest ski resort in Central Asia. It is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zailiisky Alatau mountain range, at an elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level. This promises to be a fun filled week whereby journalists from our thirty member nations will be coming together to discover the uniqueness of Kazakhstan. Updates are communicated via email and our SCIJ Facebook Group. Stay tuned!

Average # of seminars and press conferences during a meeting


Online Meeting Participants since 2018

Avg. # participants at Winter meetings

Participants average age

Average participating countries

Average media return from each meeting

Webinars since 2018

VIP's met during meetings

World-Class Ski Resorts Visited

Winter Meetings & and Our Story

Our story is colourful, and our journey remarkable. Since 1955, SCIJ has brought together journalists from around the world to discover, understand and report back the stories we learned along the way to audiences all over. Below is a meeting report from our winter and summer events from the past couple of decades.

Canada 2023

  • 1999 Spittal a.d. Drau, Austria
  • 1998 Bayrischzell, Germany
  • 1997 Jasna, Slovakia
  • 1996 Cerdanya, Spain
  • 1995 Québec, Canada
  • 1994 Are, Sweden
  • 1993 Sestriere, Italy
  • 1992 Breckenridge, USA
  • 1991 Crans-Montana, Switzerland
  • 1990 Nagano, Japan
  • 1989 Kopaonik, Serbia
  • 1988 Andorra
  • 1987 Courmayeur, Italy
  • 1986 Les Arc, France
  • 1985 Vitocha, Bulgaria
  • 1984 Park City, USA
  • 1983 Bormio, Italy
  • 1982 Baqueira, Spain
  • 1981 Verbier, Switzerland
  • 1980 Oslo, Norway
  • 1979 Kranjska-Gora, Slovenia
  • 1978 Badhofgastein, Austria
  • 1977 Bakouriani, Russia
  • 1976 Suomu, Finland
  • 1975 Aviemore, Great Britain
  • 1974 Courchevel, France
  • 1973 Baqueira, Spain
  • 1972 Bayrischzell, Germany
  • 1971 Flaine, France
  • 1970 Verbier, Switzerland
  • 1969 Badgastein, Austria
  • 1968 Courchevel, France
  • 1967 Valmalenco, Italy
  • 1966 Kranjska-Gora, Slovenia
  • 1965 Tatranska Lomn, Czech Republic
  • 1964 Chamonix, France
  • 1963 Banff, Canada
  • 1962 Verbier, Switzerland
  • 1961 Courchevel, France
  • 1960 Cortina, Italy
  • 1959 Zakopane, Poland
  • 1958 Bayrischzell, Germany
  • 1957 Kranjska-Gora, Slovenia
  • 1956 Ste. Croix, Switzerland
  • 1955 Meribel, France

Summer Meetings








  • 1998 Rovinj, Croatia
  • 1995 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1994 South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • 1993 Ljublijana, Slovenia
  • 1991 Prague-Harachov, Czech Republic
  • 1989 Sant Antonio-Ibiza, Spain
  • 1987 Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1985 Deventer, Netherlands
  • 1983 Prague-Roztez, Czech Republic
  • 1980 Luxemburg
  • 1978 Bad Kleinkircheim, Austria
  • 1975 Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium
  • 1973 Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1972 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1970 The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1967 Budapest, Hungary

SCIJ Press Book

SCIJ holds a sample of our online press coverage books from 2010 – 2020. SCIJ also maintains a limited number of press books in hard copy from previous meetings. Should you require a copy please email us using the following link. If you are a member of SCIJ submitting a broadcast or print clipping for the press book please get in touch directly with Ana Raic-Knezevic or Rauli Storm.