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.

What happens in Courmayeur?

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.

View photos from the 2019 Ski Challenge.

  • Programme
    • Sunday 20 January

      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

    • Monday 21 January

      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

    • Tuesday 22 January

      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

    • Wednesday 23 January

      09.00 to11.30 - Early departures

      08.15 - LSH welcome desk active

      10.30 - LSH welcome desk closes

      16.00 onwards - Final  departures

  • Race info
    • About the races

      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.

    • Race rules

      General rules

      • Each team shall consist of three racers.

      • The fastest time of each team member’s two runs will be taken to give the team’s combined overall time.

      • Race results will be first announced at the prize giving ceremony on Wednesday evening.

      • Races will be organised in accordance with the rules of the International Ski Federation. Any appeals must be filed with the organisers during or no later than 30 minutes after the conclusion of the race. The race coordinator’s decision will be final.

      • The Giant Slalom and Dual Parallel Slalom courses will be set out by the Courmayeur Race Office and racers participating in the programme understand that they ski the courses at their own risk.

      • For reasons of safety, the Courmayeur Race Office reserves the right to postpone, cancel, or move any of the race events, due to adverse weather or snow condition.

      • Accident, medical and liability insurance is mandatory and is the individual racer’s responsibility. Momentum Mountain Management Ltd (trading as Momentum Ski) and Lambert Smith Hampton cannot and will not accept any responsibility for accidents or the consequences thereof during any of the events including in or around the racecourses.

      • Ski racing is a high-risk activity and it is mandatory for all competitors to wear a helmet.

      Giant Slalom rules

      • Each racer must wear a race bib with the correct allocated number as allocated to them.

      • All bibs must be returned to the organisers at the finish paddock whether the holders raced or not.

      • The racecourse will be set up as a Giant Slalom.

      • Course inspection will finish at 10:15 am and the course will then be closed until the start of the race. Any skier entering any part of the course/race piste during this time will be disqualified.

      • Each skier will be afforded two runs.

      • Any racer late for their allocated start number may be disqualified from that particular run.

      • If a racer misses a gate then the run is declared null.

      • For all categories the fastest time of each racer’s two runs will be used to determine the results.

      Dual Parallel Slalom rules

      • All teams must register with the Momentum Ski race coordinator at the Buffet Lunch at Maison Vieille or at the top of the course before 13:00.

      • Teams will consist of three participants.

      • All complete teams must assemble at the top of the course to race by 13:30.

      • The Dual Parallel Slalom is run on a head-to-head team relay, one run per round knock-out format, with the winner of each heat progressing through to the next round.

      • The red or blue course is allocated on the toss of a coin.
    • Race categories & Awards

      Snow-Camp Team Distance Challenge

      TEAM LAKE:

      • Charlie Arden
      • James Feilden
      • Charles Allen


      Fastest Male

      Charlie Arden - Squarestone: 01:11:47


      Fastest Female

      Frankie Bryon - LSH: 01:04:59 


      Fastest Newcomer sponsored by Fairfield

      Max Mason - 574: 01:12:34 


      Fastest Men’s Team


      • Charlie Arden - Squarestone
      • James Feilden - Mayfair Capital
      • Charles Allen - Palmer Capital


      Fastest Women's Team


      • Emily Osmond - LSH
      • Emily Wood - LSH
      • Izzy Watterson - LSH


      Fastest Mixed Team sponsored by DWF


      Ezra Nahome – LSH

      Max Mason – 574

      Frankie Bryon – LSH


      Fastest Snowboarder

      Robert Neaverson – LSH: 01:51:50


      Dual Parallel Slalom


      • Ezra Nahome - LSH
      • Max Mason - 574
      • Amin Momen - Momentum Ski


      Most Stylish Descent

      Emma Mackenzie - NewRiver


      Safest Descent

      Christine Allen – Urban Splash 


      Most Distinctive Technique

      Tony Fisher - LSH


      Most Distinctive Outfit

      Andrew Horder – Ascott


      Most Spectacular Wipeout

      Colin Duncan – Fairfield

  • News
    • 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 Snow-Camp:


      • Snow-Camp is the UK’s only registered charity using a combination of snowsports, life skills sessions, qualifications and vocational opportunities to support inner city young people.

      • The charity's programmes enable young people to reflect on the key issues impacting their day-to-day lives, and help them develop new skills to support their futures.

      • Snow-Camp first launched in London in 2003, before expanding nationally over recent years. Over the last 15 years the charity has supported over 10,000 young people across the UK.

      • The charity achieved their last national campaign (the 5NOW expansion plan) target to be running Snow-Camp programmes across five UK cities by 2018.

      • To date, Snow-Camp has launched in London, Bristol, Scotland, Cardiff, the Midlands and the North West.

      • Giving young people positive opportunities can turn their lives around. Snow-Camp’s most recent campaign, #Switch180 highlights that we must do more as a society to provide positive opportunities for our young people.

      • Last year, following completion of the Snow-Camp programme journey, 91% of participants went onto employment, training or further education, 100% gained one or more nationally recognised qualifications, 94% said they had improved confidence, 98% said they were proud of themselves and 92% had improved levels of fitness.

      • Snow-Camp’s ambassadors and patrons include Sir Steve Redgrave and Olympic medallist Jenny Jones.


      • Twitter: @SnowCampInfo
      • Facebook: @SnowCampCharity
      • Instagram: snowcampcharity


      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.

      Press article

      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.


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