The Winter-Session was established to educate young people in Olympic topics which are winter sport related and to teach people from so called "Non-Wintersport-countries" how to ski. The session stands for exchanging Olympic ideas, friendship and experiencing the element of snow.
The original idea come from Axel Bammer (Austria), participant of the 42nd IOA Session for Young Participants in 2002, and IOAPA member, who wanted to combine the friendship atmosphere of Olympia, with the element of snow and winter sports.
The 4th IOAPA Winter Session was held in March 2008. Further editions of the IOAPA Winter Session will be announced via this website and also through our Arete newsletter.
Editions of the IOAPA Winter Session:
1st International Winter Session in Salzburg (Austria), from 25th January to 1st February 2003.
2nd International Winter Session in Niederöblarn (Austria) from 4th to 11th January 2004.
3rd International Winter Session in Insbruck (Austria) from15th to 22nd January 2005.
4th International Winter Session in Bad-Gastein (Austria) from 1st to 8th March 2008.