Sam feels most at home when he’s in the mountains. Sun or snow he’s good to go. Winter time brings him to Zermatt for his fourth consecutive season here. During summer, Sam swaps the Skis for a Bike to work in the French Alps as a Cycle Guide.
Sam is a fun loving, easy going person. His passion for skiing will transpire into his teaching.
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
I felt we all made some good progress with our skiing this year. From experience we know the groups are always small. This year there was just the 3 of us (our family), so it was just like a private lesson
George was able to communicate things to me in a way that simply clicked and turned me into a MUCH better skier within 6 short hours.
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
I was SO impressed with Phoebe, but in short - punctual, professional, easy to spend time with. but most importantly an incredible instiller of confidence. I'm sat in London DREAMING about the slopes after my lessons with her, and I used to HATE skiing.
Ash was fantastic with my disabled son Oliver and made us as parents feel totally relaxed and confident of his experience and abilities with the sit-ski. He was very attentive to Oliver's enjoyment of the session at all times.
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!
The person we spoke to made was careful to understand our skiing level and what we were looking for, so we ended up with an instructor who was appropriate to our needs.
My kids have not stopped talking about Judy and how much they enjoyed the week they spent skiing with her. They even wrote about her in their school journals! Judy was super -- she really got the girls excited about skiing, pointed my husband and I in the right direction for the more expert terrain, and was super company.
As we've said before, Steve is a born instructor/teacher. Very professional, sensible and fun guy to be with.
3 reasons to ski with Sam
Whatever age, ability or ambition, I will get you there with a smile on your face.
Skiing is about exploring the mountains – It’s not all about drills.
I’m also a Musician.