Ion Teska led his team to victory in the 23rd Age Corporate Ski Race Series at Falls Creek. It isn't the first time Teska Carson (who manage high net worth individuals and are one of the largest commercial property players in Melbourne) has won and maybe it is not the last.
"We have entered teams in this annual event which provides excellent team building opportunities," said Ion Teska. "The courses were technically world-class and the two days of racing at Falls Creek extremely professional. However, it isn't just keeping your wits about you on the racecourse which is fair to everybody.
"I find the true benefit is in the camaraderie created amongst the newer, younger guys coming into our company. Many of them have had a taste of ski racing from the Interschools.
"The whole concept works very well for us in our type of business and I'm sure it does for many of the other teams that participate in this event. It also provides an opportunity for many of the team members to ski Falls Creek which is a magnificent resort."
Another winner, David O'Loughlin a 25 year old lawyer with Melbourne-based Allens, not only successfully negoiated the race course on two days of The Age Falls Creek Corporate Ski Race Series he also won the Ultimate $6,000 Falls Creek holiday courtesy of Renault. The prize is two nights in a two-bedroom, self-contained apartment, ski passes for four people for a weekend, ski or board rental for four people, $1,000 spending money and and the icing on the cake, the use of a Renault Koleos for five days.
Whilst O'Loughlin competed with one of six teams representing one of the largest law firms in the Asia Pacific region, he was easily the most successful winning the skiing holiday to Falls Creek.
Another corporate winner (amongst the many) was the team representing SMS Management + Technology who clinched second place and a $500 voucher valid at Falls Creek Sports.
The third-placed team from Thoughworks was awarded a case of Brown Brothers Wine each. An all-female team 'Thought I passed you' also representing Thoughtworks did very well. As the fastest female team each member received a 2013 Falls Creek Season Pass.
A mixed team 'New Telysiums Telstra' also took home a 2013 Falls Creek Season Pass for each member and a boarding team from Ericsson Australia each won a Helly Hansen pack.Jess Easton from Lander + Rogers, a winner of BRW's 2012 Client Choice Awards, is obviously not only a good lawyer, she is quick on her skis.
Easton won a $200 Falls Creek voucher for the Fastest Female Skier. Ion Teska was the Fastest Male Skier and was also awarded a $200 voucher he can spend at Falls Creek Sports.
Some very capable boarders also took part in this year's Age Falls Creek Corporate Ski Series. Sophie Lewis from Leaseplan Australia was the quickest female boarder and Andrew Osborne with an Ericsson Australia team, the fastest man on a board. Both received a Helly Hansen pack.