Philp is part of an emerging group of young Canadian technical racers who are starting to establish themselves on the World Cup circuit. The Calgary, Alta., native made his first World Cup start during the 2011-12 season and balances his studies at the University of Denver with racing at the highest level. Philp competed at both the senior and junior world championships in 2013 and won the Canadian giant slalom title.
Canadian slalom (2012) and giant slalom (2013) champion
Six Nor-Am Cup podiums
4th - Slalom - World junior championships - Roccaraso, ITA (2012)
Nor-Am Cup rankings
Giant slalom: 15th
Super combined: 5th
|Ski club:||Banff Alpine Racers|
Nickname: Trev, Tito (really Trevor White’s nickname but it has sort of caught on to me over the last few years)
Best moment in ski racing: Being able to forerun the 2010 Olympics in Whistler (B.C.) was incredible, to name one. My first world junior championship experience was also so cool, it was in Chamonix, France.
Worst moment in ski racing: Hurting my knee a couple years back in the world junior slalom race, just because it’s been a nagging problem ever since.
What one thing would you change about ski racing? To have it much more of a fan sport in North America. To have more people interested in the sport, watch it on TV and come out to the races would be very cool.
Best World Cup stop: Definitely Adelboden (Switzerland), being the only one I’ve experienced.
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Hard to say just one. There are a lot of people I get inspiration from! From family to friends to the big names.
On your iPod: A variety, but always some rap/hip hop.
Favourite movie: Blood Diamond was always a favourite.
Hockey team (and why): Calgary Flames, because they’ll pick it up one day.
Goals for the 2012-13 season: Continue to improve, some top 30 World Cup results would be amazing. Stay healthy!
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? LeBron James would be pretty cool.
Something no-one knows about you: Nothing comes to mind.
Favourite activities other than skiing: Tennis, golf, water sports, cottage time
Superstitions: I’m pretty good at keeping them to a minimal. If some pattern is working for me I may think about it, but that doesn’t mean I have to keep doing it.
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? Adam Sandler, because at least then it’d be funny!
What’s a talent you wish you had? Play a musical instrument and speak more languages.
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? I’d be slightly more of a student.
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: Really any day skiing with Cody Pedersen and Andy Trow is hilarious.
Most embarrassing moment: Falling during inspection between the start and first gate. This was in Whistler at the Olympics while I was forerunning the men’s SG (super-G), so you can imagine there were a lot of big names present.
Describe yourself in three words: Funny, relaxed, hardworking
Canadian champion - Giant slalom - Whistler, B.C. (2013)
Canadian champion – Slalom – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que. (2012)
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
35th - Slalom - Schladming, AUT (Feb. 2013)
1st - Slalom - Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
1st - Slalom - Stowe, USA (March 2012)
3rd - Giant slalom - Stowe, USA (March 2012)
3rd - Giant slalom - Vail, USA (Feb. 2012)
2nd - Slalom - Vail, USA (Feb.2012)
1st - Super combined - Nakiska, Alta. (Dec. 2011)
World junior championships
Finishes in the top 10
4th - Slalom - Roccaraso, ITA (March 2012)
7th - Giant slalom - Roccaraso, ITA (March 2012)