TESSIER designs, manufacture and market adapted sports equipment since 1995 in order to develop access to outdoor sports for people with disabilities throughout the world.
Located in the French Alps, we design and manufacture products to give a maximum of pleasure, performance and independence to disabled people.
When the equipment allows a sitskier to have the same independence and the same performances as his family or friends who ski with him, the idea of handicap disappears and the goal is reached. Some skiers won’t be able to ski alone. For them the goal is to make the mountain access easier and to give them a maximum of pleasure and independence.
“To share our passion for the mountains and outdoor sports with everyone, regardless of disability.”
General manager and foudner of the company.
Passions : Design and create new products, mechanics, ski, motorbike, photography, mountain.
Passions : Cooking, motorcycle, nature
Passions: Skiing, Mountain biking, Handball, Travelling by bike
Technical sales representative
Passions: Ski, Cards, Climbing
Technical sales representative
Passions: Squash, Ski, Mountain
Management controller / Technical sales representative
State-certified ski and snowboard instructor
Passions: Skiing, snowboarding, playing tennis, biking
Production manager, R&D
The very essence of Tessier is our passion for mountain and outdoor sports, and the desire to share it.
We commit ourselves to assist our clients and to provide them the best advices so they find the equipment that best suit their needs.
By our involvement, we also participate to the adaptive sport development in general (equipment, training, accessibility, legislation…).
We are always looking for new concepts in order to develop outdoor sports for all and to continually improve performance.
Thanks to our know-how, we try to always offer the best to our products’ users: quality customer service, high-performance and reliable products for the greater safety.
To guarantee the best quality, we integrate the entire life-cycle of our products. Design on 3D software, production in Savoie (French Alps), commercialization, training, after sales service.
This control allows us achieving continuous improvement.
Every year we can offer new products and/or upgrades of actual products.
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1988 - The beginning in his barn
While he was working with disabled people in a holiday center in the ski area of St Sorlin d’Arves, Pierre TESSIER met members of the Association des Paralysés de France (French disabled people organization) who started to work on a sitski to share skiing pleasures with children.
Fond of skiing and mechanic, Pierre TESSIER get involved in this project in order to develop the equipment and the training to drive this product which is the forerunner of the Tandemski.
Pierre Tessier makes room in his barn and installs his welding machine to work on prototypes, for pleasure and then professionally.
1995 - Creation of TESSIER company
After having developed a system allowing the equipment to be used on chairlifts, Pierre TESSIER decides to set up his company.
The first year the Tandemski (previously called Fauteuil Ski Articulé ou FSA) is the only model he produces at 25 units.
1995 - Tandemski / Fauteuil Ski Articulé - FSA
The Tandemski is the first sitski made by TESSIER.
Its unique concept open the possibility to everyone to ski and to discover intense sensations.
It’s not produced anymore since 2013, replaced by the Tandem’Flex.
1996 - TESSIER invents the Dualski
Pierre TESSIER invents a new concept with 2 skis with very good performance for sitskiers: the Dualski.
He patented this invention.
During years the Leisure Dualski has been the star product of the company.
1996 - Leisure Uniski
Simpler than a Dualski and more widespread at this time (even if still marginal), the Uniski (monoski) from TESSIER fit many skiers.
1999 - New workshop in St Jean de Maurienne
2001 - Vertical Flex Concept - VFC
The VFC (Vertical Flex Concept) is a technical sitski for the best sitskiers in Uniski and Dualski.
It has been one of the best of its generation.
(It is not produced anymore since 2010, replaced by the Scarver)
2005 - Piloted Dualski
The development of the « piloting bar » allows to transform the Dualski into a Piloted Dualski. It gives this biski even more versatility.
This system offers at this time the best comfort and possibilities for DUO sitski.
The Piloted Dualski is not produced anymore, replaced by the Tempo Duo.
2005 - Kartski
The Kartski gives more autonomy to people who can’t ski independently in Uniski or Dualski.
Based on a concept developed in France in the 80’s, the KARTSKI is a unique product.
(It’s not produced since 2015, replaced by the Snow’Kart)
2006 - New building at St Rémy de Maurienne
2009 - Scarver
The Scarver is the first and only monoski on which all important settings can be adjusted to the sitskier.
This racing or top level sitskier’s products is still one of the best of the market with many international podiums (World Cup, Europa Cup, World Championships, X-Games…) and many freeride feats.
2009 - Cimgo
TESSIER launches its first summer product: the CIMGO.
It’s a unique concept of a downhill mountain tandem wheelchair to enjoy mountain in summer too!
2012 - Tandem'Flex
After 17 years of manufacturing and many upgrades, the TANDEMSKI is replaced by the TANDEM’FLEX.
Lighter, more comfortable, offering better performances ; It’s a huge success. Both pilots and passengers love it!
2014 - Tempo Dualski & Tempo Uniski
Uniski, Dualski, Duo, everyone will find the model he needs!
For the development of these products, TESSIER has searched for the best blend between simplicity and versatility, easiness and performance. The goal is reached.
The Tempo Dualski (biski) or Tempo Uniski (monoski) fit perfectly beginners up to advanced sitskiers or ski schools and programs.
2015 - Snow'Kart
The Kartski is replaced by the Snow’Kart.
Easier, with better performances, more stable, easier for chairlift use, more versatile with adult, children and Easydrive levers ; Kartski version 2.0!
2016 - Swaik
Thanks to several prototypes developped and tested in 2015 with some of the best world riders, launching of the first series of the Swaik, a unique sitwake frame thanks to unique setting possibilities and the Full-Flex system.
2018 - Tempo Access
Launch of Tempo Access.
The easiest and lowest uniskis on the market!
Ideal for beginners, people with limited balance and children.
2019 - Eskaip
The result of a collaborative project, the Eskaip, the first fully adjustable cross-country sled is launched!
2019 - New building at Alpespace
Move to new, larger premises in Alpespace (Sainte Hélène du Lac), located at the crossroads between Grenoble, Chambéry and Albertville.
To be continued...
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