U.S. ski team racer Jerry Nobis of Park City burst through his second run to overtake teammate Robbie Parisien for his second giant slalom win in two days.
The 20-year-old Nobis completed both runs with a combined time of 1 minute, 49.86 seconds, as the International Ski Federation special races came to a close at Sugarloaf USA. Parisien, of Auburn, Maine, finished with a time of 1:50.44.The race had been scheduled as a super giant slalom, but unseasonably warm weather - 50 degrees Wednesday on the slopes - forced officials to reschedule the race as a giant slalom.
Switzerland's Christian Bruesch finished third at 1:51.11 while Kyle Rasmussen of Angels Camp, Calif., finished fourth with times of 1:51.31.
The races were a final tune-up before the start of World Cup events in Europe next week and NorAm Series races at Waterville Valley, N.H.
U.S. technical coach Georg Capaul said the snow was soft at the start of the race, but salt was added to firm it up.
"A lot of guys fell because they didn't make the adjustment to the salted snow. Nobis skied well, but Parisien was too cautious his second run."