Marta Bassino claimed the first World Cup win of her career ©Getty Images

Marta Bassino claimed the first International Ski Federation Alpine World Cup victory of her career as she won today's giant slalom in Killington in the United States.

The 23-year-old led an Italian 1-2 as Olympic bronze medallist Federica Brignone came home second at the Vermont resort.

Italy's success meant American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin missed out on home snow and had to settle for third place.

Shiffrin, who boasts two Olympic titles and five world titles, needs just two more World Cup wins to move past the mark of Annemarie Moser-Pröll and into second place on the all-time women's list.

She will now have another chance to move level with the Austrian on 62 wins in tomorrow's slalom in Killington.

Both runs of the giant slalom were moved down to the reserve position due to strong winds with Bassino racing down the shortened course in a combined time of 1min 38.19sec.

Her time of 49.05sec was the quickest for the first run and she maintained her lead from the halfway stage.

Mikaela Shiffrin must wait to move second on the all-time women's list for race victories ©Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin must wait to move second on the all-time women's list for race victories ©Getty Images

"It's a dream come true and it was amazing," Bassino, the 2014 junior world champion in giant slalom, said. 

"I tried to focus just on myself and to ski like I know how."

Brignone won in Killington last year and timed in at 1:38.45 in second.

The 29-year-old clocked 48.81sec for her second run, the quickest descent of the course all day.

Twenty-four-year-old Shiffrin, the defending overall World Cup champion who has won the seasonal prize three times in all, finished in 1:38.48.

New Zealand's 17-year-old Alice Robinson, who claimed a shock giant slalom win at the World Cup opener in Sölden in October, failed to finish her first run.

She was not expected to compete due to a knee injury but received the all-clear from doctors.