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 […]

Zermatt…Snow sure skiing all winter

It goes without saying that each winter, whichever ski resort you are in there is a hope for plenty of snow, and then a bit more. It’s hard not to have a huge smile on your face when you notice it’s dumping outside and you realise that tomorrow is going to be an epic powder […]

MOUNTAINEERING IN ZERMATT

Here at Summit, we’re skiers first and foremost. There’s a good chance you are too if you’re reading this. Our best days of the year are generally in winter. So what do we do in the summer months. I love skiing but I’ve never made the trip to the southern hemisphere to strap the planks […]

SKIING AFTER AN INJURY

Whether it happens while skiing or not, an injury can be a great challenge. Even if an injury isn’t completely life changing, it can be hard to get back into sport and even harder to get back to approaching a sport with the same confidence you previously had. Firstly, it’s vital that you follow the […]

Zermatt for advanced skiers

If you like challenging black runs or want to head further afield off-piste, you’ll love what Zermatt has to offer. Each of the areas has black pistes and even challenging reds to keep the most expert skiers happy. Zermatt also has itinerary (yellow) pistes that are well marked and are opened and closed like normal […]

Why Zermatt should be on your list of places to snowboard this winter…

Zermatt is one of the world’s most popular ski destinations. Quite rightly too as it boasts over 360km of varied terrain, a snow sure status and enough mountain cafes and lounges to suit everyone’s tastes. However, there is some controversy when it comes to snowboarding: Is Zermatt really a resort snowboarders can enjoy? I say […]

Making the move to off piste skiing

Experienced skiers will tell you: “There’s nothing quite like off piste skiing” “Fresh tracks in virgin snow is the best feeling in the world” “It’s like floating on air!” Are they right? Yes. Is skiing off piste always like that? Nope. Is it like that the first time you try it? Absolutely not. But is […]

Mountain Biking in Zermatt

If you are reading this blog, you are probably already aware of how awesome Zermatt is as a ski resort. Mountain biking in Zermatt is pretty rad too! In springtime, as the snow melts, many of your favourite ski runs gradually reveal open meadows and stony scree slopes. Blue slopes become flowing tracks you can […]

Matterhorn photography…taking photos of our famous mountain

The Matterhorn is the world’s most photographed peak! It’s not a fact, I just made that up. But I can’t think of a mountain with such visitor numbers where people spend days skiing, hiking or just using the lift system around it. Surely nobody leaves Zermatt without a whole bunch of Matterhorn photographs? Wherever you […]

How to get the most out of a private lesson

“I need to get better, I’ll book a private lesson” Why would you need to think any further than this? Well, yes, just turning up to a lesson and telling your instructor “I want to work on my corners” will give them somewhere to start, but instructors can offer so much more if they’re clearer […]