Dominic Unterberger (right) celebrates after a second place finish in the slalom at Grouse Mountain on Saturday.

U18 skiers reach podium at Grouse slalom

Dominic Unterberger, Emily Unterberger and Jamie Park post some impressive results in a FIS slalom at Grouse Mountain.

By Mary Clayton, Revelstoke Ski Club

The Revelstoke Ski Club sent four racers to Grouse Mountain over the weekend of Mar. 16-17, to participate in a FIS Slalom. Dominic Unterberger, Emily Unterberger and Jamie Park posted some impressive results in a competition with skiers from Canada and the US.

On Saturday, Dominic was in first place after the first run but a mistake on the second run cost him the gold. Dominic ended the day with a silver medal, still an impressive result. His sister Emily skied strongly as well, with a fifth place finish.

On Sunday, Emily finished fourth overall, ending up third in the U18 category. Jamie Park finished fifth overall and was fourth in the U 18.

The weather conditions made for a challenging course, said coach Milan Arsovic. “The snow wasn’t the best and any little mistake had big consequences. But they learned from the mistakes of the first day and the next day was revenge time.”

“This weekend was challenging,” said Jamie Park. “The visibility was poor on Saturday and small mistakes in the fog resulted in me not finishing the race. But on Sunday I skied well, so it’s a good step in the right direction. I’m happy to finish fifth.”

Her team mate Emily Unterberger had a similar perspective. “From a technical point of view the weekend was a little disappointing for me but I managed to recover the second day and I’m happy to finally have had my first U18 podium.”

“I’m glad to see that our athletes are finishing in the top five for their age group in western Canada,” added Milan Arsovic. “Their form is only going to improve, and I hope the best is still to come.”

 

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