COLORADO - Canmore-native Trevor Philp had the best giant slalom race of his life.
The 27-year-old technical downhill skier finished in seventh at the Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup on Sunday (Dec. 8) in Beaver Creek, Colorado, a new personal best result in GS.
"I think I had a good plan at the start of the day and stuck with it," said Philp, in a press release. "I love the area I had friends and family in the crowd and I know the track really well. So I just stuck with my plan despite the snow and the track being a little less than favourable. I was happy to execute the plan and come out with a 7th place finish.”
Despite poor weather conditions, Philp's hung on for the top 10 spot.
"I was nervous for the second run," he said. "I was seeing that conditions were variable with fog, but I just went back to my plan. Unfortunately, I had a little mistake close to the bottom and almost went out but I was happy to pull it off and come across the finish line.”