Paragon had an absolute blast at Propski 2017 held in the beautiful Tignes. After a staggered arrival on Saturday and a combination of planes, trains and automobiles, the Paragon Troops set down in resort. Our Gavin McCosh, Nick Myers, Emily Bradshaw and Paul Arthur (PropSki Committee member) were charged and ready for a busy week of events, networking and fun in the snow.
First up was the Estate Gazettes welcome drinks at Tignes Space – a fantastic & much improved venue for everyone to have a natter and meet one another.
After a few morning runs on Sunday, Paragon amongst a select group of others were invited to Panoramic for Lunch hosted by Macdonald & Company. After delicious food and a one too many glasses of wine we gingerly made our way through poor visibility down the mountain. After a few tumbles we all arrived safely back in Le Lac.
Mondays events consisted on the Estate Gazette Question Time feat. Guest Speakers Nick Cuff of Pocket Living and Tom Redmayne of Wired Score, giving insightful and witty thoughts and perspectives on a range of property related topics. In the evening Paragon hosted the Mountain Meal for over 200 people at the magnificent Panoramic. The entire Funicular was hired for the event which consisted of fantastic food and even better company. The night was capped off by making a record of over £7,000 for LandAid in donations via the raffle and auction prizes.
Tuesday was the Macdonald & Co Race Day which saw some highly competitive snowboarding and skiing taking place down a challenging slalom sprint course. Our own Paul Arthur picked up the Adventure in Architecture ‘Sled Master’ trophy! Despite plummeting temperatures the plentiful supply of Vin Chaud kept us all going.
Wednesday was the day when Aston Rose put on a the Killy Espace guided tour, a fantastic day of skiing / snowboarding with instructors based on ability levels across tens of kilometers of piste and off-piste runs. Everyone convened in the ‘Ice Bar’ for fromage, jambon baguettes and refreshments before casually making our way down for some well earned Apres at Follie Douce. The live music, performers, table dancing and drinks aplenty all round for the PropSki party ensured we were in high spirits heading down to Val D’Saire for beer pong shared experiences of the day at Pacific before organised mini buses took everyone back to Tignes.
Thursday was the last day of organised events by the committee and consisted of the famous Revcap Mountain Challenge, which this year awarded points for effort on the airbag, the best mannequin challenge (awarded to the team that managed to get a whole funicular carriage to take part) rapping with a stranger in a bubble and testing ones orienteering skills! Evening entertainment ending up with Emily sporting futuristic Paragon branded sunglasses (in a club).
Friday was a day of meat and more meat as Paragon hosted a lunch and dinner for clients and two of the top restaurants in Tignes. There were no planned PropSki activities so we all just had a good last day’s ski and relaxed out aching limbs in the luxurious spa!