About Summit


About Summit


Joe Lightfoot

I started skiing at the age of 3 going on family ski holidays in Norway, getting taught by my uncles.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of skiing until I was around 10 years old when I had a great ski instructor on a school ski trip to Les Mosses, that ski instructor unlocked so many different aspects of skiing for me.

Ever since that ski trip I’ve been in love with skiing and wanted to do for other people what that instructor did for me many years ago!



Qualified through

BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) 



From: Reading, UK

Teaching Since: 2018

In the summer

Back in the UK I’m a tree surgeon but I haven’t done that for a few years! Usually in the summer I do kitchen work. Last summer i worked as a camp leader in a kids camp.

My Zermatt insider tip is:

Northwall has the best pizza in town. Get over to Italy for a meal that won’t burn your wallet!

If I wasn't a Summit instructor:

I’d probably still be a tree surgeon preferably in the mountains!

3 reasons to ski with me:

1. I pride myself on having a lot of patience. skiing isn’t easy for a lot of people especially if you start later. I’m always happy to go at an easy pace and let your learn at a steady pace.

2. I’ve been in Zermatt nearly 4 years I know the place pretty well so I have some local knowledge.

3. I like to ski a little bit of freestyle so if you want learn how to approach the mountain in a new way I can help you out!

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