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.
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!
Judy was just the instructor I needed to give me confidence in the slopes. Really enjoyed my lesson with her today. Thanks Judy!
Simply outstanding! Dave made sure he understood what we wanted and delivered it in spades (or even snow shovels)!
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.
Had an amazing time with our instructor Connie. Super patient with my younger son and friendly with all ages. Everyone made such fast progress with Connie in a very short time. Super professional, kind and friendly. Thanks for everything Connie hope to see you again soon
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!!
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
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.
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 really want to thank you for all your hard work and patience. You have been a star and our daughter thinks the world of you. She has come on leaps and bounds and I am delighted. See you next year!!!
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.