About Summit


About Summit


Sam Parkes

I have been teaching in Zermatt for the last 7 years. There’s something very special about this place and that’s why I’ve recently moved here full time.

Skiing is my oldest hobby. I’m very grateful to have a job where I can share my passion and hopefully inspire others.

Besides Skiing, I enjoy making time to go out on my bike, playing Guitar and binge watching Netflix.


Swiss Snowsports Pro
Swiss Brevet Federal




Off piste skiing

From: Stourbridge

Teaching Since: 2010

In the summer
Work as a Cycling guide. We run trips all over the European mountains one week at a time from one Hotel to the next.
My Zermatt insider tip is:

Make the most of the ski area by skiing the “Ski Safari” course.

If your unable to explore the whole mountain – finish a great day off by hitting Papperla Pap for Après antics and live Music.

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 ski with me:

1. It’s all about you! Whatever your Skiing aspirations are, I have the patience and know-how to get you on track.

2. First and foremost Skiing should be fun. Skiing isn’t all about practicing exercises in the hope it will solve some technical issue. A lesson with me will not only improve your Skiing but place a smile on your face whilst doing it.

3. Having been in Zermatt for many years now. I know plenty of hot spots or secret places that I’d be willing to share with you.

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