Revelstoke’s Dominic Unterberger won his first FIS-level race, taking first place in the giant slalom at the Keurig Cup race in Lake Louise last week.
Unterberger, 19, recorded the second fastest time in the first run and the had the fastest second run to win with a combined time of 1:47.28. He finished 0.33 seconds ahead of runner-up Kevyn Read.
“Today was a lot of fun,” said Unterberger in a news release. “Everyone on the team has been skiing really fast in training and anyone of us could have taken it. I am happy with how I approached today and excited to have finally put down two solid runs in a race. I’m also glad to have finally won my first FIS race and to have Brod (teammate Broderick Thompson) on the podium with me.”
The result was Unterberger’s best ever and his second podium finish this winter. Just before Christmas he finished second to Read at a GS race in Panorama, B.C.