Hometown favorite Erik Schlopy was almost as hot as the unseasonal weather Friday producing the third-fastest second run and finishing fifth in the Chevy Truck America's Opening. Swiss great Michael Von Gruenigen won his third Park City GS.
Some of the names and positions changed, but it was just like 2001 as the USA and Austria took the podium with Bode Miller taking silver in a tie with Hermann Maier of Austria. Austrian Stephan Eberharter took the gold.
Using a new pair of Atomic skis, hometown favorite Erik Schlopy continuedhis recovery from bronchitis when he claimed the U.S. Ski Team Gold Cup men's giant slalom Saturday and earned awild-card position on the U.S. Olympic team.