Sam Ladds has worked as a ski and snowboard instructor for the last 10 years. He has worked all over the globe, sharing his passion for the mountains in Switzerland, Italy, Japan and Australia.
Sam is a relaxed and friendly guy who enjoys teaching all ages and abilities. If this is your first time on the slopes, he can guide you through your very first turns. If you are looking to advance your skills, he can put you through your paces down some challenging terrains.
Why did you choose to become a ski instructor in Zermatt?
I have been able to explore different resorts around the world and teach a sport that I love. As I am sure you already know, Zermatt is one of the best places to ski, eat and enjoy a winter holiday. I get to live here, and the Matterhorn is the cherry on top!
Where is your favourite part of Zermatt to ski?
I love to explore the backcountry and off-piste routes in the Zermatt mountains. Equally, you cannot beat cruising over to Italy, on a bluebird day, to enjoy a tasty lunch.
What do you do in the summer?
During the summer, I work in a mountain hut at 3030m where the views are spectacular! In my own time, I love to explore the mountains and lakes on my bike.
What is your favourite restaurant in Zermatt?
Well it depends what I’m feeling on the day…could it be a pizza day? Happens often. So don’t be shy with the cheese, they aren’t at the Rothorn Pizzeria!
So, if you would like a super fun and rewarding day in the Swiss Alps, then allow me to show you around, (in my opinion), the greatest ski resort on earth!