RED MOUNTAIN, Rossland, B.C. (March 25, 2018) – World Cup regular Trevor Philp claimed the 2018 giant slalom Sport Chek National Championship title, capping a successful week of racing at RED Mountain Resort, near Rossland, B.C.
The Calgarian takes home his third national title in a row and fourth of his still-young career by putting down a blistering fast second run time.
“It was a great day of racing out, despite some variable snow conditions,” Philp said to Alpine Canada after the race. “The second run was really turny so I just tried to keep the speed going from turn to turn. I’m happy with the end result here today.”
Joining Philp on the podium was Torontonian Morgan Megarry and New Zealander Adam Barwood in second and third respectively. Megarry is returning to the circuit back from an injury and has had a good year on the Europa Cup, Nor-Am Cup and FIS circuits.
“I’m happy with how things ended up today,” said Megarry. “I was really happy with my first run and I felt I skied really well. I knew I had to keep it up and really push the second run too. I’m happy with my approach. I made a few crucial mistakes but I’m really happy to be on the Nationals podium. It’s my first one.”
Jamie Casselman, of Team Panorama, was the U19 national champion, with Justin Vittecoq (Bromont Ski Club) in second-place and Cameron Alexander (Whistler Mountain Ski Club) in third-place.
“Today was a really good day,” said Casselman. “There were some tough conditions but the course crew and all the volunteers worked really hard to make it a good race. I just stayed focused and pushed through and I came out with a good result. I’m very happy to be the U19 Giant Slalom National Champion!”
Today’s race closes out the National Championships held at RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C. Alpine Canada wishes to extend a tremendous thank you to the resort and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make these races happen.
– With reports from Alpine Canada. Photo: Alpine Canada