About Summit


About Summit


Emily Scott

Being outdoors and active in the mountains is my formula for happiness and I absolutely love sharing my passion with others. To work as a ski instructor in Zermatt, surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains in the world really is a dream job – helping people develop and get more out of their skiing amongst 38 mountains over 4,000m is incredibly special.

Adventure and endurance feature heavily in my life and I enjoy testing my limits through physical challenges and expeditions. Ask me about climbing all the Scottish Munros (Project 282), ski mountaineering, long-distance running, Ironman triathlons…

Or about my unconventional path to ski teaching via qualifying as a chartered accountant in London, to now holding the BASI ISIA stamp. 



Qualified through

BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) 



From: Northern Ireland

Teaching Since: 2014

In the summer

You’ll find me either in the hills of Scotland or in the Alps – hiking, camping, trail running, wild swimming, cycling, paddle boarding, climbing, adventure skiing on left over snow patches…

You name it, if it’s outside in the mountains, I’m game! As a mountain leader, I will be sharing some of my favourite corners of the Scottish Highlands with clients in the early summer, before returning to the Alps to hopefully complete the international mountain leader (IML) qualification. Provided I pass my exams, I will be leading trekking holidays out of Chamonix on the Tour du Mont Blanc and Walker’s Haute Route, finishing in Zermatt.

My Zermatt insider tip is:
Don’t forget to keep your eyes open and take in the incredible mountain vistas we have. Even if the clouds are in, they can shift and, boom, there’s the Matterhorn!
If I wasn't a Summit instructor:

I’d find another way to be in the mountains!

3 reasons to ski with me:

1. My enthusiasm and positive energy don’t really have any limits.

2. I am very patient and understand that everyone is unique and I will always tailor lessons to help you achieve the goals we set together.

3. I love factoids, so if you want to learn about more than just skiing, do just ask me anything. From pointing out chamois to discussions about tax, I’m your girl!