Chris has had ‘adventure’ in his blood all his life and became an outdoor instructor, well, let’s just say a while back. He became a qualified ski instructor 30 years ago and began teaching skiing for a Local Authority in Scotland as well as instructing in other outdoor activities such as canoeing and mountaineering. He first visited Zermatt at that time and has been coming back to ski here every year since.
He moved into industry as a Leadership Development Coach working with organisations such as the Scottish Government, FIAT and WWF. His whole professional career has been associated with training and developing people to become the very best they can be in whatever they do. He certainly applies this philosophy to his ski teaching at every level.
He has returned to Zermatt to become a full-time ski instructor during the winter and continues to live an adventurous lifestyle in Scotland in the summer. You will find him canoeing, cycling and sometimes heading to the Mediterranean (warmer) waters to scuba dive, but always having fun.
We wanted a session with a BASI trainer, plus Telemark lessons, Joe Beer suggested Henry, plus I'd already checked the website and knew about you fom previous trips to Zermatt
Nikola, your receptionist with whom I dealt both via. e-mail & in resort was fantastic. Very helpful in explaining our options and helping us get the best out of our booking during the week when it was necessary to be flexible because of the conditions.
Had an absolute blast with Niamh on a couple of snowboard lessons. I always put off getting lessons, but really can't say how much I enjoyed the sessions with Summit and I can't wait to book another
Emma is very friendly and make learning ski fun. She is the reason I returned to Zermatt twice in one season. My first ski lesson with Emma was in end of Dec / Jan 2017 (4 days) than returned in April 2017 and doing Red run with her was the greatest achievement I never thought possible.
We love Heidi!
He was cool and help me sort out my boots when my feet hurt. He also taught us how to carve and jump safely in the snow park.
Without doubt the best lesson we have ever had in 20 years + of lessons for meeting our specified objectives. Thank you!
I made some serious improvements very fast, and Henry was a fantastic and friendly instructor. I really had a great time, and Henry saw where I was at, made the next steps easy to understand and possible for me to achieve. He pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I was all the better for it.
I enjoyed his company, he was enthusiastic and had lots of tips about Zermatt. Great idea of leaving my skis up the mountain so I didn't have to schlepp them around in the morning. Dave accommodated two different skiers and gave us both excellent tuition.
Heidi was fantastic. I will definitely ski with her again next year.
3 reasons to ski with Chris
I have always loved helping people to develop new skills and I do this through building strong personal relationships, as well as understanding how different people learn best.
I’ve been in the adventure world for a long time. I know what is fun and where the limits are. The adventure starts by being safe, but by stretching new skills your adventure boundaries will grow.
Whatever age you are we all like a bit of fun! Zermatt is a very big adventure playground to be enjoyed and I know just the places to go!