Niamh Gale
Number of seasons teaching:
Snowboard, Adaptive
BASI Adaptive

Since the very first time I strapped a snowboard to my feet, I have absolutely loved snowboarding and I knew it was what I wanted to pursue a career in.

I’ve been teaching for the last six years and have been lucky enough to shred and work in some of the most incredible resorts across Canada, Japan, Australia & Switzerland.

I’ve found my home in the beautiful town of Zermatt and I’m absolutely stoked to be rolling into my third winter with Summit.

In the summer:
In previous years I have taught the southern hemisphere winters at Perisher but more recently I have decided to stay in Zermatt year-round with Summit to enjoy summer shredding, hiking & biking.
My Zermatt insider tip is:
Make sure you get a day riding in Cervinia – snowboarding in two countries in one day, enjoying an Italian lunch and shredding wide open pistes is pretty unmissable!
If I wasn't a Summit instructor:
3 reasons to ski with me:
1. After teaching and training in a variety of countries I have gathered a versatile skill set and have become a very adaptable instructor who prides myself in providing an inspiring and creative lesson that is tailor-made & goal focused – whatever your needs, I’ve got it covered!
2. I like to create a supportive, high energy & encouraging environment in my lessons – I’ve always got a pocket full of high fives to keep the stoke alive!
3. My goal for every lesson is to leave you feeling confident, inspired & ready to take on any challenge you might face when you’re out on the mountain!