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Malcolm Hollis was out in full-force at this year’s PropSki. Five staff from the firm attended, with the consensus being that the week had been a resounding success.

Day one began with an early start for most. Keen to get on the slopes, many of the team were on flights before the sun had come up.

EG’s welcome party was the first formal occasion of the week, with Will Chambers of Barwood Capital providing the opening speech.

Everyone was keen to get going the next day and it is not hard to see why with PropSki this year based in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley. A truly beautiful location, linking five connecting ski resorts and providing the chance to ski in Italy, Switzerland and France.

The first morning brought with it fresh snow and while some runs had been closed as a result, no one was deterred, with most taking the chance to start skiing. On Sunday, Malcolm Hollis hosted clients from Segro, Aberdeen, JLL, DTZ, Beaton Associates, Martin Properties and Pocket Living for dinner at Le Telecabine, which provided a great chance to build connections.

The following days combined into a fantastic week of networking, skiing and snowboarding. Our team attended a variety of engagements which included networking with Segro, Beaton Associates, Kier Property, amongst other industry peers.

We also made the most of the snow, with days spent in Les Houches, Brevent and Flegere where we were joined by members of Segro, Adventure in Architecture and Beaton Associates, amongst others. In this sense, PropSki offers that which other corporate events just can’t: something about the high altitude seems to put everyone in a great mood to network.

On a last minute whim I decided to enter the MacDonald & Co. men’s snowboarding race. Having seen my competition – a selection of entrants all with privately owned boots, boards and helmets – I didn’t fancy my chances. However, after two solid runs, I felt a podium finish could be in reach. Against all odds, I grabbed first place! And with it, a brand-new snowboard, a bottle of champagne and my name engraved on the cup. A total highlight of the week.

All good things must come to an end and after seven fantastic days, PropSki had drawn to a close. The event organisers had once again orchestrated a fantastic week of skiing, networking and entertainment. For the Malcolm Hollis team, each day saw us strengthening existing client relationships and forging valuable new ones.