Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud led a Norwegian one-two in the first men’s super-G event of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup season, finishing ahead of compatriot Aksel Lund Svindal in Val d’Isère in France.
Jansrud clocked a time of 1 min 21.66sec to finish 0.17 seconds quicker than Svindal, who is back racing 10 months after rupturing his right anterior cruciate ligament in the downhill in Kitzbühel.
Italy’s Dominik Paris came third, 0.41 seconds behind Jansrud, to secure his 16th podium in speed disciplines.
Val d’Isère stepped in to host the cancelled FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup races in Beaver Creek.
A lack of snow and warm weather at the American resort had forced the cancellation of planned races.
Men's downhill, super-G and giant slalom were all due to take place at the Colorado venue, but organisers admitted the anticipated winter conditions "did not arrive in time".
The downhill in Val d’Isère is scheduled for tomorrow before the giant slalom on Sunday (December 4).
The women’s downhill event in Canadian resort Lake Louise saw Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec spring a surprise to claim the first FIS World Cup victory of her career with a time of 1:45.48.
Her previous best result going into the competition was a fourth-place finish in the super-G at Beaver Creek in November 2013.
Italy’s Sofia Goggia was 0.22 seconds off the pace in the runners-up spot, while third-placed Kajsa Kling of Sweden was a further 0.09 seconds back in third.
Switzerland's Lara Gut, last season's overall FIS World Cup winner, finished fourth.
The United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin remains top of the overall standings on 338 points, despite finishing joint-18th today with Austria’s Christine Scheyer.
A second downhill event is scheduled to take place tomorrow.