Fanny Smith backed up her midweek win in Arosa with victory in Val Thorens ©Getty Images

Fanny Smith secured back-to-back International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup victories and the 25th win of her career as she triumphed in Val Thorens.

The Swiss skier celebrated a home victory in midweek when she won in Arosa and finished top of the podium again after seeing off her rivals in the French resort.

Having also come second in the season-opening ski cross event in Arosa, Smith, a bronze medallist at Pyeongchang 2018, is the clear leader of the standings.

Jade Grillet Aubert of France claimed silver in Val Thorens, but her compatriot Marielle Sabbatel Berger missed out on a medal as Canadian Marielle Thompson clinched bronze in the big final.

The men’s competition was won by France's Jonathan Midol, who finished ahead of Reece Howden of Canada and Florian Wilmsmann of Germany.

Jean Frederic Chapuis came fourth, while Swedish duo David Mobärg and Viktor Andersson who won the opening two races of the season, finished 17th and 33rd respectively.

Mobärg leads the ski cross standings on 164 points ahead of Canadian Reece Howden on 125 and Andersson on 120.

While there is little between the men, Smith has established a 112-point lead over her rivals, with Alexandra Edebo of Sweden second on 168 and Thompson third on 146.

The third leg of the season was due to be staged in Val Thorens yesterday only to be called off due to strong winds.

Following the completion of today’s race, organisers are now hoping to host the fourth leg tomorrow.

After Val Thorens, the FIS Ski Cross World Cup is not scheduled to resume until January 15.