COVID Update – October 12th 2020

The numbers of COVID cases are still on the up everywhere, here in Switzerland we are seeing similar changes as the rest of Europe. The government are still determined to prevent another national lockdown. In this post from SwissInfo the suggestion is that the current plan of the individual cantons having the responsibility is still […]

COVID Update – September 28th 2020

In the last 2 weeks we have turned the corner and winter is well on the way now. the end of last week saw a dusting of snow in town and the temperatures have dropped to single figures.  We are still busy preparing for the season ahead. Some of the changes this week make that […]

Be a skier and a ski instructor

The process of becoming an instructor has changed a lot over the last decade or so. It used to be that if you were a good skier with lots of time on snow (maybe even seasons working in ski resorts), you could choose to hone your skills and take instructor exams. Then with the appearance […]

COVID update – September 14th 2020

Another 2 weeks have gone by and we drift closer to the winter. Like everyone else we are still uncertain as to what will happen but we remain positive that there will be skiing to be had, the mountains will be open and hopefully travel restrictions will n0t get tighter.  A coalition of Swiss tourism […]

COVID update – September 2nd 2020

As the summer holidays draw to a close it’s the time of year we would all be getting excited about skiing. This year we are still excited but there is so much uncertainty ahead. Here at Summit we are keeping a close eye on how this evolves and are going to publish a post every […]

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 […]