About Summit


About Summit


Niamh Gale

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.


CASI 3 Snowboard
BASI Adaptive Snowboard





From: Buckinghamshire

Teaching Since: 2011

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:

Hmmmm that’s a tough one, I think if I was starting again I would like to be a commercial photographer, or a helicopter pilot ha ha

3 reasons to ride 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!

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