Wins on Sunday capped overall titles in the prestigious Snow Cup Ski Championships for two University of Utah skiers.
Karoline Droege of Sun Valley, won the women's giant slalom on the Haystack run at ParkWest ski area. Her fifth-place finish on Saturday was enough to give her the overall title. Droege is a member of the Ute ski team.Andrers Wollan of Oslo, Norway, won the men's GS on Sunday. A second-place finish on Saturday was enough to give him the overall title. Wollan, who skied for the Rowmark Ski Academy of Salt Lake City for one year, is attending the U. and hopes to make the ski team this fall.
The Snow Cup is the longest continuous running ski event in the U.S. This was the 48th running of the event. Past winners in include Phil Mahre, Tamara McKinney, along with local greats Jim Gaddis and Scott Hoffman.
Park City's Niki Tipple won the women's GS on Saturday and was in position to win the overall title when she fell on her Sunday run.
Alexandra Shaffer of Rowmark, finished second in the overall race. Rachel Salomon of Park City, was third. Droege's two-run time was 1:30.81 on Sunday, to a 1:31.57 for Heather Circo of Park City.
Wollan finished second to Park City's Fritz Schlopy on Saturday, and was second behind Ute skier Staale Hoegden after the first run on Sunday. Schlopy fell on his first run of the day, then Wollan beat Hoegden on the second run to cement his win.
Wollan's time was 1:24.68 for two runs, to a 1:24.76 for Per Kaare Langlo of Utah.