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 […]

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 […]

Are all ski instructors created equal?

You book a lesson and get allocated an instructor. An instructor is an instructor is an instructor, right? Surely any one of them can teach you all you need to know? Well, to a point, yes. But… Nationality An instructor’s nationality can make a difference. Quite apart from any cultural differences, the qualification systems of […]

What makes a good ski instructor?

There is a huge diversity in the types of lessons that we teach. The age and ability of our clients, their learning styles, their individual goals, snow and weather conditions, etc, are just some of the factors involved. No lesson is ever the same. In different situations, different elements become more important, and the best […]

Move Happy

Move HappyA blog by David Murray from the Summit Team I meant to write this back in the winter in regards to a completely different sport yet, as usual, the season whirls to a close far sooner than most people can grasp, myself included. However, I’ve still been thinking about this subject a lot over [...]

Applying for a ski school job

Surely it’s the dream job? It’s just powder skiing, champagne après ski, hot tub frolics with chalet staff and the occasional bit of teaching really good skiers / riders to go faster isn’t it? Well, not exactly, but I guess there might be occasional opportunities to do all those things (they seem to mostly have [...]

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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