About Summit


About Summit


Helen Ladds

I was lucky enough to ski throughout France as a child and it’s a passion I never lost. I came out to Zermatt for ‘one’ winter season in a sabbatical from my corporate job in London… Four years later, I am still here.

I absolutely fell in love with the mountains, being amongst nature and sharing my passion for skiing with others.  I always say the best skier on the mountain is the one having the most fun. Whether that’s learning new techniques or tricks, finding the most spectacular views, or hunting down the best spot for an Aperol Spritz, I’ll be able to help.


BASI Level 2


German (for kids)



From: Nottingham

Teaching Since: 2020

In the summer

Zermatt isn’t just great for skiing in the winter. When the snow melts, the mountains turn green and bring all new types of adventures. I take advantage of all the adrenaline rushes Zermatt have to offer by mountain biking, rock climbing, wakeboarding, lake swimming and early hikes to catch the sunrise.

My Zermatt insider tip is:

Download the Ski Guide Zermatt app to check out the weather and webcams, the runs, and lifts that are open before you head up the hill in the morning!

If I wasn't a Summit instructor:

If I wasn’t in the mountains, I’d be running the country back in the UK.

3 reasons to ski with me:

1. I get SUCH a buzz of seeing my guests improving or enjoying themselves, so I always bring the positive vibes in lessons.

2. Whether you haven’t skied in 15 years and are nervous to come back, or you’re a regular in the Alps looking for some technical fine tuning, I can tailor your lesson to achieve your goals.

3. I have a nifty eye for spotting local wildlife so if seeing a chamois or a marmot is on your Zermatt bucket list, I’ll try my best to sort you out!

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