At the ripe age of 21, in the middle of his successful 4-year career at Denver University, Trevor Philp was given the prestigious honor of representing his home country of Canada in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. He competed there with Canadian World Cup teammate Erik Read, an experience that Philp said, “provided an alternative route on our path through ski racing. For us, it allowed us to grow as athletes, as people, all the while getting a university degree and progressing our ski careers. It was a win-win-win, and I’m so glad I took advantage of what turned out to be an amazing life experience and career builder.”
The appearance at the Olympics has established him as a full-time World Cup competitor on a young Canadian tech team, headlined by Philp, Read, and Phil Brown, all of whom are 25 or 26. Philp told us, “we are a small group on the Canadian World Cup tech team, but together we have some good results that we are all trying to build on.” The most prominent result that he refers to was at the 2015 World Championships at Vail, Colorado where the Canadian Dual Slalom team with Brown and Philp finished 2nd to Austria.
But Philp’s not done yet; he’s been training in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand throughout the summer with Korea in his sights, “To compete in my second Olympic Games for Canada would be a dream, but also an amazing opportunity. If I get the privilege to represent my country again this year, I would be fired up to showcase my fastest skiing, and simply enjoy that in itself. I’d be excited to go have fun and ski well!” Look for Trevor and his teammates to continue to gain experience and be a force for many years to come!