Meanwhile, Italian skier Dominik Paris celebrated his second victory this season after winning the prestigious downhill race at Kitzbuhel in Austria, one of the most feared runs on the men's circuit.
Paris topped his only previous World Cup win -- a dead heat tie for first with Hannes Reichelt in Bormio at the end of last year -- with a time of one minute 57.56 seconds.
"This is the best victory one could have in a winter. Bormio was my first and for sure it's special, but winning Kitzbuehel is something I wanted to do since I was about six years old so this is a dream come true," the 23-year-old said.
This time Reichelt (1:57.69) had to settle for third place behind Canada's Erik Guay (1:57.92).
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal finished ninth to be 59 points behind leader Marcel Hirscher in the race for the overall title.