Our Vision & Purpose

We support ski resorts with gamified training tools to engage skiers and snowboarders on the rules and best practices on ski slopes, to help make the mountain safer for everyone

Skixam is the equivalent of the Highway Code & Theory Test for ski slopes.


United by a passion for mountains, skiing and snowboarding, our four co-founders bring together a diverse skillset from across industries. They are leveraging their diversity of experience to bring best practices and leading  innovation from other sectors to the area of online ski safety training.

Martin Stead, CEO

Martin has 20 years of experience leading businesses from packaged goods Ariel, Dash and Oral-B, to energy giant EDF, to Europe's largest Digital Wealth Manager Nutmeg which he led as CEO. He has teaching and facilitation experience in China and the UK. Martin is Anglo-French and lives between London and the Alps.

Helen Zmeskal, COO

Following a period of working in property management and project management, Helen is now a full-time entrepreneur. Skixam is Helen's third business venture as co-founder. Helen skis and snowboards, is fluent in French and English, and lives full time in Meribel, France, with Czech husband Jan and their two children.

Steve Glew, CPO

Steve is a product designer specialising in branding, user experience, marketing and content. His career spans roles at various companies from Fintech Capital.com to media organisations including the BBC, Sky TV and The Economist. Lives in the UK with his French wife Morgane, and their two Anglo-French children.  

Ryan Jones, CTO

Formerly CEO of a construction firm in the UK, Ryan is a software developer at heart. He co-founded a tech firm  specialising in BI for construction firms, and is an active contributor in the open-source software community. Lives with his wife Laura in Meribel, France.

Safety Advisors

We are grateful to our team of piste safety experts from resorts and industry bodies in the French and Swiss Alps, who have contributed to Skixam's content and generously provided advice as we have developed our application in line with internationally recognised rules and best practices. We'd like to offer a special thanks to Paul-Victor Amaudruz, head of pistes and safety at Televerbier, Verbier, Switzerland, who has supported us with detailed reviews and finalisation of content and guidance.

Partner With Skixam

We are passionate about improving the ski and snowboard experience for everyone, and eliminating avoidable accidents and injuries on the slopes. Please use the form below to get in touch with us to see how we can help improve mountain safety in your ski resort. 

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