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 […]
Zermatt is an enormously popular summer hiking destination, with around 400 km of trails. Picturesque lakes, hikes up to the snow line or down in the larch forests, views out to the 4000m peaks that surround this area (all 38 of them), picnic spots and gourmet mountain restaurants are just some of the things you […]
While being outdoors is a great time to get away from your daily screen time there are some fantastic apps for summer in the mountains that can help you learn more, explore or just be safer. Here are some of our favourites at the moment: PEAKFINDER This augmented reality app uses your current location to […]
For complete beginners, Zermatt is a really good place to start your skiing career.
ACCESS Take the highest ski lift in Europe right up to the top of the Zermatt ski area, Klein Matterhorn. From here you can ski down the glacier (which is in fact the summer ski area) and either turn back towards Zermatt or head over to the Italian ski resorts of Cervinia and Val Tournanche. […]
Head up the Matterhorn Expresss 8-man gondola to access this side of the mountain. The first stop on the Matterhorn Express is Furi. When Summit instructors meet guests on this side of the mountain we usually suggest meeting at Furi as there are so many options where to go next. From Furi you can head […]