SKI GLOSSARY: I



I.S.I.A.
The International Ski Instructors Association, an organisation that represents ski instructors from over 36 skiing nations.

I.S.P.O.
Internationale Sportartikelmesse (International Sports Equipment show), held in Munich every year, and regarded as the world-wide trendsetter for ski equipment and clothing .

Inclination
Of the body as a whole relative to the snow.

Initiation
Silly instructor's jargon for 'start', such as in 'initiation of a turn'.

Interski
An international ski instructors conference (Alpine & Nordic) held every four years and organised in conjunction with the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA).