The run continues for Jeremy Nobis. Thus far the Park City racer is three for four in Utah and improving.
He won the Snowbasin Super G last Wednesday and finished second by 11-hundredths of a second in a second one on Thursday. On Tuesday, he won the Deer Valley giant slalom by a respectable margin, then came back on Wednesday and blew everyone out in the giant slalom on his home snow at Park City.He is, as he said, "Feeling pretty good about my skiing. I'm skiing well and I've got my confidence back. That's a big part of it."
Early in the season, Nobis won four consecutive races, placed second in a fifth, and was then shipped over by the U.S. Ski Team to compete on the World Cup. There he finished 32nd in one race and fell in the others he skied in. So, he came back to the U.S. for more training and some confidence building.
His Wednesday race did both. He was fastest on the first run by a second and a half, then made it a runaway on the second run to win by nearly four and a half seconds - 2:04.08.
Second was former U.S. teammate Toni Standteiner, now with the University of Colorado and the winner of two races this week, with a 2:08.34. Third was Nathaniel Bryan of the U.S. Team.
At the resort next door, Deer Valley, Jennifer Barrett regained the crown as the week's top winner. She lost a GS to Heidi Bowes of the University of New Mexico on Tuesday, but came back to win the GS on Wednesday.
The UC freshman posted a two-run time of 2:03.75 to beat Janja Lupse of Sierra Nevada College, who clocked a 2:24.15. Third was University of Utah's Katja Lesjak in 2:04.33.
The FIS series, a part of the Utah Winter Games, sponsored by KTVX, continued with a slalom for the women at Snowbird and one for the men at ParkWest. It will end Friday with the men at Snowbird and the women at ParkWest.