After securing the overall World Cup title Mikaela Shifrin was fifth fastest in Saturday’s first slalom.
Shiffrin was 0.66 second behind Lena Durr. Olympic slalom champion Petra Vlhova was fourth, with 0.48 seconds to spare in the second leg at sunny Meribel.
Shiffrin defeated Vlhova, the defending champion for the overall title, in a contest that was expected to be settled at Courchevel. Vlhova was unable to score and Shiffrin won her fourth career title as runner-up in super-G.
Vlhova won the World Cup Slalom title in Beijing before the Beijing Olympics. She has also won five of the eight races this season.
Durr led Michelle Gisin by 0.37 After the first run in China, Durr and Gisin were 1-2. Ana Bucik came in third, 0.40 behind.
Durr has only three third-place finishes in this season’s World Cup Slalom, but he has never won one.
Sunday’s women’s World Cup season concludes with a giant ski slalom in which Shiffrin, Vlhova and others compete for the title of season.