Luca was the best ski instructor I have ever had across many years and in many ski schools and resorts. He combines a friendly and relaxed attitude with total professionalism and excellent knowledge of the mountains. I was very impressed in particular with the following aspects:
- He was able to instantly spot the problems with my technique and address them very quickly through both appropriate explanation and series of progressive exercises to change my bad habits.
- He knew the ski area and where it was appropriate to go in variable conditions inside out.
- On top of the practical knowledge of skiing technique he was very keen to pass on knowledge about appropriate safety in terms of off piste skiing (appropriate equipment, snow pack analysis, theory of how avalanches occur and what to be aware of at different times of year, training on using transceiver): i really like this mix.
- He has very good balance of friendliness and being encouraging and serious professionalism
I also was really impressed and would want to learn from Luca's combination of a clear love of the mountains and skiing and a keen awareness of the importance of appropriate safety precautions and risk management in terms of off piste and back country skiing.
If I am ever in Zermatt again whether alone or with family or friends I will be sure to get lessons (off piste if possible) with Luca again. I was very, very happy with my lessons in terms of the progress I made and enjoyable experience. I will definitely recommend him to any friends looking for lessons in Zermatt.
I think Summit should be extremely happy to have Luca as an instructor. I think he is an excellent and valuable member of your team (and I say that having had the benefit of lessons with other very good Summit instructors in the past, but Luca stands out in positive way even compared to them in my view). Many thanks Luca!
My instructor was very friendly and patient. She taught me to work on something specific despite being part of a group lesson, which I found very helpful. Paul was very informative and helpful and answered my e-mail enquires quickly.
He was really good for me ( a tried to get me to push myself a bit) I ski with a group more for company than to improve my skiing.
I am particularly grateful to Hannah for having recommended Faye to be my granddaughter, Nina's, instructor. Nina had had a bad experience with another ski school in Zermatt and Faye's friendly, gentle professionalism helped put Nina back on the right track!
Henry spent 5 days with our group and it was most worthwhile - I feel like it allowed us to make the most out of limited time in Zermatt.
I hope he had a good time as well, even got to meet Erica and Cody and provided lots of suggestions as to what to name the new baby!
Faye was amazing! She pushed me at the right pace and was very patient and encouraging. She really helped me progress and helped my confidence on the board. I shall be asking for her next year!
Thank you for such a wonderful time! We truly had fun skiing with you the past week.
A personal note of thanks to Harry. He was absolutely terrific all week. Jack really enjoyed his company, friendship and instruction. It was great to see the improvements each afternoon.
Used Summit for individual instruction and group lessons for the last two years. They are amazing and cannot fault them in anyway. Every instructor we have had has been brilliant and we have massively improved our skiing technique and confidence. Have already booked for next year and don't intend to use another school. They are simply the best!
My daughters had 3 mornings with Faye and she was excellent. The girls really liked her and they both made major improvements in their skiing.
3 reasons to ski with Joe
I truly believe there is a place for everyone on the mountain to ski and enjoy. In a lesson, I will devote myself to finding yours.
I am influenced by all types of skiing from racing to park skiing, so whatever your interests I can tailor a lesson for you.
I’ve got bags of patience and a smile on my face!