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Excellent tuition given to all four of us

I felt really comfortable and secure during the lessons. I had a great time!

I just wanted to let you know that our family had an amazing experience with Dave. From the first minute, he grabbed Charlie's attention and got us moving. He took us step by step, starting with making sure our boots were on correctly(which they weren't). He kept the three of us moving and progressing with encouragement. I would have never imagined that we would have made as much progress as we had. By the end, Charlie was going up the ramp on his own and coming down by himself while my husband was skiing with Dave. We could not be more pleased with our whole experience and just wanted to make sure you know how great Dave was.
Hi I would just like to say a big thank you to Reed for his help on Saturday! He made it very easy learn teaching me the basics and getting me down the mountain! I was more than impressed with the quality of the 3 hours and came away at a level far more than I thought I would have. He was very easy going thanks again.

Tom was absolutely first class with the 4 children. We couldn't have asked for more in terms of flexibility, patience, enthusiasm and energy and the children loved his approach and learnt a lot. We very much hope to be back in 9 months and will be in touch and hope he will be available and happy to take the children on again!

He is an excellent instructor. He focusses on key information to improve skiiing instead of bombarding information. My ski skills improved significantly more than with other previous instructors.

Tom was great and I really enjoyed the lessons. He pushed me and most impressively managed not to outwardly laugh when I stacked it.

I was very impressed by Tom's professionalism and knowledge. Although we were in group lessons, Tom was able to address everyone's individual areas for improvement and offered very helpful feedback and advice. The lessons were incredibly valuable and I definitely felt like a better skier by the end of the week.

Without doubt the best lesson we have ever had in 20 years + of lessons for meeting our specified objectives. Thank you!

Paul is the best ski instructor I have ever had. He even sent me the skiing video what he made on my last day. Thank you very much Paul!

Paul is fantastic. He is professional, curious and extremely patient with first time skiers.:-)

Paul was the perfect instructor for a very mixed group. He knew just what to do when teaching 2 teen agers and a group of teens and fathers. He changed his approach accordingly and everyone enjoyed the lessons.

Paul is amazing. The lessons were really informative and helpful. I made significant progress during the three days and my friends were impressed by how much I learned.

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.

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

The best lessons we have ever had! Both Bryan and I have come away with lots of tips to improve our skiing for the future.

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!

I only ski with H. Best chap I have ever met (ok he is the only chap I have met on slopes but still) on the slopes. Don't tell him that might get big headed.

I tell everyone about Summit. Figure I should get commission!

Can't wait till next visit

Heidi was fantastic. I will definitely ski with her again next year.

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.

Phoebe is quite possibly the best instructor I've ever had. and given that i've been an adult learner for roughly the last 8 years on and off that is quite a statement! She was punctual, friendly, and easy to talk to - the things some take for granted.

But on top of this she was great at picking up on my ability level within the first 20 mins of lesson one, and then pushing me enough to build my confidence, without scaring me. Following the solid foundations of 2 mornings with Phoebe I went on to ski the majority of the Zermatt ski area, including a very long moguled red over by the glacier!

In two 3 hour sessions Phoebe achieved what so many before her did not - she made me believe that I am capable of skiing confidently and proficiently. I have never enjoyed any of my lessons as much as I enjoyed the 2 I had with her.

So THANK YOU PHOEBE!!

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.

Really liked his style of teaching which was very different to what I've had before over the years from various instructors - not too much information/just enough verbal instruction

It was our 2nd time with Victoria and she was really friendly. She also made lessons interesting by bringing us around Zermatt to ski, in which we could also explore the different ski slopes.

Paul rocks!!!

Henry is of course fab!

We love Heidi!

James is just great! The skills that he told us through the 5 days were so practical and effective. We would like to definitely come back to Summit to have a private lesson with him next time when we are in Zermatt again. Thanks James!

Absolutely loved Emma!

Jamie was fun. He was very understanding towards me as I was a very unsure skier.

Thank you Jamie

Dave always provides a superb lesson which just pushes me a little outside my comfort zone each time so that I finish with a feeling of great achievement.

Even though it wasn't my first time skiing, it was definitely the most valuable ski experience. Since it was my first time taking a lesson from a professional instructor, the two hours with Max were worth while for the next couple of days I spent in Zermatt.

Next time, with a better planning from my side, I will put more time into these valuable lessons.

Thank you for all the help when booking, it was made very easy with the email correspondence and flexibility with booking and times etc.

Paul was fantastic. We had a great lesson. He was very personable and patient...wish we had been able to spend longer with Summit and in Zermatt! Thank you

Judy was just the instructor I needed to give me confidence in the slopes. Really enjoyed my lesson with her today. Thanks Judy!

We specifically chose summit because of your special needs program. Ash have managed to teach our autistic daughter in 3 days more than she learnt in 3 years. I think you need to advertise the program more as it is fantastic.

Husband and I thought that this was the best ski tuition we have ever had. Our skiing improved dramatically. We were given technical knowledge that we were unaware off. We would hope that if we return next year we could book David again.

Tom was absolutely amazing. He made our trip! He was so easy to be with. So fun. So thoughtful. So intelligent. We all agreed he was the best part of Zermatt. We went on to ski in Chamonix. And all we could talk about was how much we missed Tom! He is the best!!

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.

Henry was a great instructor and was flexible with providing the level of support and itinerary suited to our needs

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!

Super instructor, very friendly and personable. Made for a great afternoon of skiing.

Sarah is a class act. My 11 year old lacks confidence and she was just brilliant with him.

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.

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.

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!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. He knew the ski area and where it was appropriate to go in variable conditions inside out.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

We had an incredible unforgettable holiday thanks to Paul. He is a fantastic instructor who made it possible for us to be able to ski in places and on slopes we would have only dreamed about before.

Simply outstanding! Dave made sure he understood what we wanted and delivered it in spades (or even snow shovels)!

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.

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.

Jamie was excellent. 4 middle aged women in the group - all a bit tentative at skiing. He was patient, light hearted, encouraging and very supportive.

As we've said before, Steve is a born instructor/teacher. Very professional, sensible and fun guy to be with.

Brilliant personality and a fantastic instructor - James made our holiday. We'll always remember to feel the shins and open the newspaper - we're loving the dreads man!

Judy went out if her way to please when the Matterhorn Paradise lift closed unexpectedly and extended our lesson by an hour at the other end!!

Sarah was great! Friendly, patient and really had an eye for how we were progressing and when we were ready for the next step. I would definitely use Summit again!

Martin was and excellent instructor who bot improved my skiing and made it a fab experience.

Martin was good fun, chatty and made our daughters feel very relaxed. He changed their perception of ski instructors and they only want to be taught by him in future!

We had one refresher lesson with David. It was great and we really benefitted from the excellent way he explained what we should be aiming to achieve.  Next time, we will book a few lessons with him!

A great guy who is a great instructor and supplies sweets to his clients !! Very punctual top guy

The lessons were for 2 children, it was their first proper ski holiday. Max had a great balance of motivation/friendliness and authority with the children (much needed with 2 excited children, and reassuring for us parents!). Both Joe and Harriet raved about how good Max's lessons were.

Victoria was excellent with my 6 year old son - she had endless patience.

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.

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.

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!

Sam was a fantastic instructor, extremely patient - I wouldn't hesitate in booking again and recommending Summit to friends. You guys rock! :o)

Steve was the perfect choice for teaching Hamish and his Mum! He absolutely made the week for us in every possible way. Good sensible teaching, knowing how to pace us, extremely good fun and good company. Steve is a born teacher, very enthusiastic and calm in a 'mini' crisis! (Getting Mum down testing red run in whiteout conditions!). Hamish, after 15 yr break from skiing, progressed with Steve beyond all expectations. Do hope we can book him again in the future.

Luca cheula is an amazing instructor. Have used his services two years in a row and cannot recommend him enough. We came back to Zermatt because of him.

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.

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.

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.

Heidi was fantastic. I will definitely ski with her again next year.

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.

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

Phoebe is quite possibly the best instructor I've ever had. and given that i've been an adult learner for roughly the last 8 years on and off that is quite a statement! She was punctual, friendly, and easy to talk to - the things some take for granted. But on top of this she was great at picking up on my ability level within the first 20 mins of lesson one, and then pushing me enough to build my confidence, without scaring me. Following the solid foundations of 2 mornings with Phoebe I went on to ski the majority of the Zermatt ski area, including a very long moguled red over by the glacier! In two 3 hour sessions Phoebe achieved what so many before her did not - she made me believe that I am capable of skiing confidently and proficiently. I have never enjoyed any of my lessons as much as I enjoyed the 2 I had with her. So THANK YOU PHOEBE!!

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.

Sarah was lovely and pitched the lesson exactly to our level. Also very helpful with lunch reservations.

Victoria is a great instructor and a fun person to be around.
She is very patient and helpful and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.