Erik Schlopy (born August 21, 1972) is former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. Born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Hamburg, New York, he competed in three Olympics: 1994, 2002, and 2006. At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, he placed 34th in Giant Slalom. At the 2002 Olympics, he placed 14th in Slalom, and at the 2006 Olympic Games, he placed 13th in Giant Slalom. He also won a bronze medal in the Giant Slalom at the 2003 World Championships.
He was a youngster when he started skiing at Kissing Bridge Ski Area near Buffalo, and when the family moved to Stowe, Schlopy became a force in junior racing with the Mount Mansfield Ski Club. He enrolled in Burke Mountain Academy and was Eastern junior champ at 14, J1 slalom and GS champ at 16, on the U.S. Ski Team at 18. He left the World Cup after the ’95 season to race pro, then decided to return to the World Cup and paid for his training and racing in Winter 1999, was named to the 2000 Ski Team.
- Berg, Aimee (31 March 2011). "Schlopy: Olympic Legacy?". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- Yahoo! Sports profile for the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Wayback Machine (archived October 10, 2012)
- Erik Schlopy at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com - World Cup season standings - Erik Schlopy
- Ski-db.com - results - Erik Schlopy
- Sports-Reference.com - Olympic results - Erik Schlopy
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