Running Summit’s disabled ski programme

This winter I am so fortunate to have the role of managing Summit Ski School’s Disabled Ski Programme. It was set up by my ex-colleague and good friend Ash Morton, 3 years ago. He raised some charitable funding and bought our first pieces of equipment, and the programme has grown from there. Ash has moved […]

Best apps for summer in the mountains

Peakfinder App

While being outdoors is a great time to get away from your daily screen time there are some fantastic apps for summer in the mountains that can help you learn more, explore or just be safer. Here are some of our favourites at the moment: PEAKFINDER This augmented reality app uses your current location to […]

Winter 2017/18 in photos

The season kicked off with 2 weeks training. Conditions were great for the early season and it’s always good to get everyone together after the summer. We share some ideas on teaching, look at our skiing and anyone new to Summit gets to know what we are about and where the best skiing is Then […]

Cervinia ski area

ACCESS Take the highest ski lift in Europe right up to the top of the Zermatt ski area, Klein Matterhorn. From here you can ski down the glacier (which is in fact the summer ski area) and either turn back towards Zermatt or head over to the Italian ski resorts of Cervinia and Val Tournanche. […]

Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee

Head up the Matterhorn Expresss 8-man gondola to access this side of the mountain. The first stop on the Matterhorn Express is Furi. When Summit instructors meet guests on this side of the mountain we usually suggest meeting at Furi as there are so many options where to go next. From Furi you can head […]

Gornergrat ski area

The Gornergrat railway has been running since 1898, and in 1928 it became a ski lift with a twice-daily winter sports service to Riffelalp. Improvements to the track and the trains over the years have meant this early ski lift is still a speedy and convenient way up the mountain, getting you from the centre […]

Skiing at Sunnegga

Sunnegga is where many people head to start their week. With access on the speedy Sunnegga Express funicular from town and its more southerly exposure, it’s easy to see why it appeals. Skiing over from the Gornergrat side has also been recently improved, with the new (winter 2016/17) high speed 6-seater chair the Hublot Express […]

Where to stand on your skis.

In this episode of Summit TV Paul Hammett looks at how we stand on our skis. Balance is all important when we are skiing. If we can be well balanced then a lot of other elements can fall into place. If we are not balanced then all our muscular effort goes into trying to be […]

Pre Season Training 2014/15

December 2014 saw this years team arriving for some training to start the winter off. We do this every year. It is an important time as we all get to ski together and discuss ideas and thoughts. It is rare that we all have time off together so it is always fun. Plus the new […]

Training turned powder day

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