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Who is the Ski Family ?

Our Story

We are 2 digital experts and ski enthusiasts: Florent, an IT project manager and Benoît, a Cloud solutions salesperson. It all started with a week skiing with friends.

After 20 years without taking ski lessons, a friend from South America joins us in the Alps to discover the region and learn to ski. The result: queue on the snow front to book, jam-packed group lessons, and a somewhat distant student-instructor relationship. We can see that the ski lessons sector has changed little since our youth.

We then forged a new vision of the ski school: it should offer a fluid reservation experience, in line with modern tourism standards, provide more transparency and help apprentice skiers to progress while having fun. We decided to take up this challenge by bringing a touch of innovation to the sector. The digital side allows easy communication between instructors and skiers, especially through an application.

Florent PALACH (1)

Florent PALACH: A graduate of EDHEC Business School, I started at Capgemini, in strategy consulting, before becoming IT Project Manager at Passionate about sliding, I skate, surf and snowboard whenever I have the chance! I co-founded Ski Family in 2019, where I manage technical projects, as well as administrative and financial matters.

Benoit LOUDES: Engineer graduated from the UTBM, I worked 2 years abroad in Angola before becoming a Business Developer in the digital sector. Passionate about wide open spaces and sliding sports, I can't imagine a good holiday without surfing, snowboarding or kitesurfing! I co-founded Ski Family in 2019, where I manage the operational aspects and the relationship with our partners.

Thomas SEILLAN: I have a rather atypical background of studies in literary & artistic subjects which led me to web development where I was able to hold various positions during the last decade. You will find me on a bike or a yoga mat, when I am not in front of the computer to develop or lead the technical team. I co-founded SportOffice in 2020, which today supports SkiFamily's activity.

Our Mission

Ski Family is the booking platform for independent ski schools founded by Benoît Loudes, Florent Palach and Thomas SEILLAN. The Ski Family schools are already established in Val Thorens, Risoul, Les Menuires, Le Grand Bornand, Chamonix and Peisey Vallandry.

In addition, Ski Family chooses schools that respect our quality charter (small groups of students, small teams of instructors, qualified instructors in France) and our values ​​(empathy, excellence, pleasure and responsibility).

Ski Family's value proposition is based on the digital and connected axis, with personalized monitoring via the application, where students and accompanying persons can in particular:

  • Meet their instructor via the mobile application before arriving at the resort and find information about their lessons
  • Every day, download and share the photos of the lesson
  • View personalized instructor comments
  • Beyond the technique, learn more about the mountain thanks to our discovery maps

The advantages of Ski Family

Small independent schools with human-sized teams for a friendlier atmosphere. Group lessons with a limited number of students. (between 4 and 8 maximum)

A mobile application to discover the instructor in advance, find the souvenir photos taken during the lessons and learn more about the mountain with the discovery maps

An online platform that allows you to book a ski or snowboard lesson in a few clicks: it's simple, fast and at no extra cost. A team is at your disposal 7 days a week to answer all your questions.


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