Now in its 32nd year the Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge will bring together owners, occupiers, fund managers and managing directors from some of the largest property companies in the UK.
The Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge started in 1987 as a small gathering of entrepreneurial surveyors and clients with a passion to ski and build business relationships. Since then it has developed into one of the commercial property industry’s top events.
This year's event will continue this tradition and provide the perfect forum for attendees to reflect on the challenges and opportunities within our industry while enjoying some fun and friendly competition on the slopes.
To add even more excitement to the occasion, this year we will be joined by two winter sports special guests. More on this soon.
Guests arrive throughout the day
17.30 - Speed Networking drinks at the Grand Hotel Royal e Golf
18.30 - Depart hotel for dinner
18.45 - Cable car transfers to Maison Vieille
19.00 - Snowmobile transfers to Maison Vieille
20.00 - Final cable car & snowmobile transfers to Maison Vieille for dinner
00.00 - Last cable car down to Courmayeur
Time TBC - Dinner at Maison Vieille
08.00 - Free skiing time
08.30 - LSH welcome desk active, support team
09.00 - Snow-Camp Team Distance Challenge
10.00 - Complete beginners' ski school starts from Ski-In rental shop
11.30 - Lunch at Christiania opens
14.00 - Giant Slalom Ski Clinics with Graham Bell on Piste Le Greye (11)
15.30 - Lunch at Christiania closes
17.00 - Snow-Camp Team Distance Challenge closes
18.00 - Networking drinks & race briefing at Grand Hotel Royal e Golf bar
19.30 - Dinner at Grand Hotel Royal e Golf, Via Roma
08.15 - LSH welcome desk active, support team
09.30 - Course inspection
10.00 - Beginner ski school at Tzaly (10)
10.00 - Giant Slalom course inspection on Piste Le Greye (11)
10.30 - Giant Slalom race on Piste Le Greye (11), 2 runs allowed per guest
12.30 - Lunch at Maison Vieille
13:30 - Dual Parallel slalom on Piste Tzaly (10)
18:00 - Après-ski band & BBQ dinner at Grand Hotel Royal e Golf , with awards ceremony
19.30 - Awards ceremony Ezra, Graham & Amy
19.30 - Barbecue & live band continues outside
09.00 to11.30 - Early departures
08.15 - LSH welcome desk active
10.30 - LSH welcome desk closes
16.00 onwards - Final departures
Snow-Camp Team Distance Challenge
Our charity partner Snow-Camp is hosting this fantastic new race and we are encouraging everyone to form a team and get involved!
Teams of 3 register to take part in advance here.
Teams can pick any 90 minute slot between 9am and 5pm on Monday 21st January to take part.
Each team will receive a top of the range GPS tracker and be tasked with completing as many on piste kms as possible during their chosen 90 minute period.
Teams collect their GPS trackers from the Snow-Camp desk at Maison Vaille before starting the challenge.
Teams can take any route they like starting and finishing at the Maison Vieille Restaurant in Courmayeur and use any strategy to maximise distance – as long as they are on foot, skis or lifts and always together as a team!
Prizes and trophies for the top three teams achieving the greatest distance will be presented by Snow-Camp at the LSH Ski Challenge Awards Evening on Tuesday 22nd Jan.
LSH is also hosting a collective fundraising page so any teams wishing to support Snow-Camp’s work with young people may do so here. Thank you.
Giant Slalom Race
The course is set up on a red run, with circa 20 gates spread quite far apart down the slope.
The idea is to ski around the single gates.
The closer you ski to the gates and follow the slope, the faster you go!
But you can do this at your own pace. You can even snow-plow down the course - the importance ski racing is participation, so whatever your ski level, have a go!
We will have some training and an introduction to skiing gates on the piste at 2pm on Monday 21 January so you will be given lots of useful tips, with the support of local instructors from the ski school.
You will be given a race on the evening of the 21 January and this will be your start number.
You will then need to beat the start of the course for no later than 10.00 am. You only need to complete one run for a result but everyone will have the option of a second run if you want to try and improve or just get that buzz for a second time.
Dual Parallel Slalom Team Race
This is a team knock out event and a great spectator sport as well.
This is a shorter course, where two courses, red and blue, are set up in parallel.
Here the gates are poles and are much closer together down the slope, so you need to make more turns.
Again the more you hug the pole, the faster you will go.
It is a simple head to head team relay so no timing is involved. The first team to cross the line goes through to the next round and it’s a knock out tournament format.
The first member of each team starts at the same time, as soon as the 1st skier of the 1st team crosses the finish line the second skier sets off, then the 3rd once the second reaches the finish line. The winning team is the one that finishes all three team runs first.
There are then quarter finals, semi-finals and finals, to get to the winning team.
Teams of three will be arranged by the LSH inviting hosts.
Giant Slalom rules
Dual Parallel Slalom rules
Snow-Camp Team Distance Challenge
Charlie Arden - Squarestone: 01:11:47
Frankie Bryon - LSH: 01:04:59
Fastest Newcomer sponsored by Fairfield
Max Mason - 574: 01:12:34
Fastest Men’s Team
Fastest Women's Team
Fastest Mixed Team sponsored by DWF
Ezra Nahome – LSH
Max Mason – 574
Frankie Bryon – LSH
Robert Neaverson – LSH: 01:51:50
Dual Parallel Slalom
Most Stylish Descent
Emma Mackenzie - NewRiver
Christine Allen – Urban Splash
Most Distinctive Technique
Tony Fisher - LSH
Most Distinctive Outfit
Andrew Horder – Ascott
Most Spectacular Wipeout
Colin Duncan – Fairfield
Press release & article
Now in its 32nd year, the Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) Ski Challenge brings together owners, occupiers, fund managers and managing directors from some of the world’s largest property companies to compete on the Italian slopes from 21-23 Jan 2019
Snow-Camp has been announced as LSH’s official 2019 charity partner for the Ski Challenge and will host a new Team Distance Challenge as part of the event
The LSH Ski Challenge welcomes two new Winter Sport Celebrities who will help train participants ahead of their individual and team slaloms races
Now in its 32nd year, the LSH Ski Challenge welcomes over 100 property owners, occupiers, fund managers and managing directors for an unforgettable three days in the Italian Mountains.
The LSH Ski Challenge comprises of three main races; The Giant Slalom, Dual Parallel Slalom Team Race and the new Team Distance Challenge. In between the races there will be a host of activities and events include: GSI Ski Clinics, Buffet Lunches, Gala Dinner, finishing with a BBQ and Après Ski Band at the prize giving.
LSH’s new charity partner, Snow-Camp, the UK’s only charity using snowsports to change the lives of inner-city youth, will host a new Team Distance Challenge during the competition. Each team will receive a top of the range GPS tracker and be tasked with completing the most km’s over a 90 minute period. Participants can take any route they like and use any strategy to maximise distance - as long as they are on foot, ski’s or lifts and always together as a team. Snow-Camp and LSH are encouraging teams to fundraise as part of their participation in the Challenge, to help make a difference to inner-city young people.
Last year’s participants were treated to ski clinics from Britain’s most successful female alpine skier, and Snow-Camp patron, Chemmy Alcott. Two further Winter Sport celebrities will soon be announced as coaches for the 2019 LSH Ski Challenge. After Chemmy’s wise advice in 2018, we saw many brave participants start to carve around the slalom gates, and of course many crashes to please spectator’s Instagram stories.
Dan Charlish, Snow-Camp’s Founder said:
“We’re extremely proud to be the 2019 charity partner of the Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge. We’re really looking forward to seeing what tactics the teams will bring to our brand-new Team Distance Challenge.
We are also incredibly grateful to all the teams for all their fundraising efforts, which will enable us to reach and support hundreds of more young people across the country”.
Ezra Nahome, CEO, Lambert Smith Hampton, commented:
“We’re committed to broadening opportunities for everyone to enter the world of property. . There should be no barriers to entry and what better way to support inner-city youths than through the Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge. We look forward to working with Snow-Camp and raising funds for this fantastic charity.”
About Lambert Smith Hampton:
The 2019 Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge will take part from 21st – 23rd January 2019 in Courmayeur, Italy.
Lambert Smith Hampton is a commercial property consultancy with 1,400 staff, and offices across the UK and Ireland.
LSH has created the UK’s and Ireland most progressive commercial property consultancy, helping commercial property owners, investors and occupiers minimise costs, maximise returns and unlock hidden value.
Lambert Smith Hampton is a multi-award winning consultancy, recently winning the Office Consultancy of the Year at the Thames Valley Property Awards 2018, and has been awarded ‘Deal of the Year- Business Impact’ at the Estates Gazette Awards.
Snow-Camp awarded prestigious Gold London Youth Quality Mark
Snow-Camp, the UK's only charity using snowsports to change the lives of inner-city youth, has been awarded the prestigious Gold London Youth Quality Mark.The Gold Mark is only awarded to youth organisations that demonstrate they're a centre of excellence and are committed to continuous improvement through the involvement of young people in their organisational development.Snow-Camp is only one of eighteen organisations to have been awarded this esteemed Quality Mark and will receive a £7,000 celebratory award.The London Youth Quality Mark provides organisations with a badge of excellence, recognised by local authorities and funders. The scheme is accredited by City and Guilds and, uniquely, involves young people in the assessment.The Quality Mark has three levels, bronze, silver and gold and the areas of assessment include: partnerships, leadership and management, diversity and outcomes for young people.The Gold London Youth Quality Mark comes at an exciting time for Snow-Camp who are celebrating their fifteen-year anniversary. The charity is ending the year on a high after launching their new #Switch180 campaign earlier this year and being announced as the official charity partner for various ski challenges including the Inter-Livery Ski Championships and Lambert Smith Hampton Ski Challenge.