Who are we?

The ISTA program was entirely developed Switzerland by over 40 experts spanning 9 countries and 3 continents in the areas of Education, Sport Psychology, Pedagogy, Knowledge Transmission, Nutrition, Meteorology, Snow Science, Risk Management, Research Methods, as well as Snow Professionals and Mountain Guides, all of whom share a common passion for the mountains.

Dominique Perret, named Best Freeride Skier of the Century at the 2000 Board Awards in Paris, founded the start-up safe mountain SA in Lausanne to develop the ISTA program.

ISTA also works closely with ski resorts and the snow sports industry to ensure ongoing development at the forefront of the latest techniques.