The International Ski Federation has launched its new app ©FIS

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has launched a new official mobile application.

The app, available on both Android and iOS devices, will offer fans "an entirely new experience to follow FIS competitions and related content and news", the governing body has claimed.

Official results, data and live timing are included on the app, as well as videos of nearly-live action and highlights of World Cup competitions.

A "behind the scenes" video series will give fans exclusive content not usually available, while users of the app are able to select their favourite countries and athletes for bespoke news.

All six of the FIS disciplines - Alpine, cross-country, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle and snowboard - are included, with historic data from all competition levels and athlete profiles also part of the app.

"The launch of a new FIS app has been on our radar for a while now," said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.

The app promises to bring skiing fans closer to the action ©Getty Images
The app promises to bring skiing fans closer to the action ©Getty Images

"This is an important step forward to present and promote the sport of skiing even better, while enhancing the services to fans of the sport, as well as the FIS membership, our partners and the global media."

The app has been created in conjunction with international sports marketing company Infront Sports and Media and its subsidiary OMNIGON.

"The new FIS App offers fans more video content than ever before with some of the material produced exclusively for the platform," said Claud Ruibal, Infront's executive director for digital, production and sport solutions.

"It is a win-win situation for all parties - the FIS, Infront and Omnigon as well as the skiing and snowboarding fans. 

"Everyone is able to benefit from the synergies of our partnership across the board - delivering unprecedented real time global coverage of the FIS World Cup competitions."

David Nugent, the chief commercial officer of OMNIGON, added: "We worked in close collaboration with FIS’ digital team to create an experience that would resonate with fans across the globe. 

"With the heart of the FIS season approaching, we are excited these millions of fans will be able to engage with this new, compelling product to follow all the action."