Are all ski instructors created equal?

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 […]

Summer hikes in Zermatt

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 […]

Best apps for summer in the mountains

Peakfinder App

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 […]

Winter 2017/18 in photos

Winter 2017/18 provided the best snow we've seen in years... The Summit team worked hard, skied/rode hard, played hard and it was a season that'll be remembered for years to come. Here are some of the best bits from Summit 17/18 The season kicked off with 2 weeks training. Conditions were great for the early [...]

Zermatt for beginner skiers

For complete beginners, Zermatt is a really good place to start your skiing career.

A useful guide to Zermatt for Intermediate skiers

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What should I be looking for in a ski school?

There are many factors to choosing the right school. In no particular order, here are a few that you might want to consider. What resort is it in? Before looking at schools, you should have an idea of where you want to work. Obviously the country you choose is a huge factor but the type [...]

What makes a good ski instructor?

There is a huge diversity in the types of lessons that we teach. The age and ability of our clients, their learning styles, their individual goals, snow and weather conditions, etc, are just some of the factors involved. No lesson is ever the same. In different situations, different elements become more important, and the best [...]

Cervinia ski area

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. […]

Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee

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 […]