Canadian Phil Brown seized top honors as the World Pro Ski Tour barnstormed through New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort for the season’s second stop.
Held Feb. 9-10, the Waterville leg of the World Pro Ski Tour was contested on the World Cup trail. On Saturday, Mother Nature brought in severe weather with 65-mph winds bringing the temperatures well below zero. A decision was made to move the qualifier to Sunday prior to the super slalom event.
Sunday, under clear, warmer skies, 30 racers competed for prize money and points toward the yearend overall title. Brown, a 27-yearold from Toronto, took first-place honors, claiming the $8,500 winner’s check. Michael Ankeny of Minnetonka, Minn., took second. Robert Cone from Killington, Vt., finished third and Kei Kullberg from Cornwall, N.Y., took fourth.
Brown, a silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships in the team event at Vail, Colo., and a Canadian ski team member, was challenged a few times by his competitors but his consistency set a fast pace as he raced to victory.