Women dominate alpine skiing's top prize money earning spots

Women were the top three prize money earners on alpine skiings World Cup circuit this season, according to the International Ski Federation.
The sporting body released the figures on Monday (overnight NZT), which showed women competing at the top levels of alpine skiing had bucked the usual trend.

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Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami, winner of the alpine ski, women's World Cup super G discipline title, was the highest prize earner of the season.

Lara Gut-Behrami was the highest prize earner with a total of 485,000 Swiss francs (NZ$730,000) before taxes, including six race wins that typically each pay 45,000 Swiss francs ($68,000).

Petra Vlhova, who edged Gut-Behrami for the women's overall title on Saturday, got 444,000 Swiss francs ($668,000) after starting in all but two of the 31 womens events.

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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova kisses the trophy of the alpine ski, women's World Cup overall title, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

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Mikaela Shiffrin won the most valuable womens race - the night slalom at Flachau, Austria, that paid almost 63,000 Swiss francs ($95,000) - in her total of almost 411,000 Swiss francs ($619,000).

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The United States Mikaela Shiffrin won the most valuable womens race - the night slalom at Flachau, Austria, that paid almost 63,000 Swiss francs ($95,000) - in her total of almost 411,000 Swiss francs ($619,000).

Alexis Pinturault was the mens overall World Cup champion and its highest earner. His 379,000 Swiss francs ($570,500) prize money included wins in five of the 35 events.

The most valuable World Cup race is the fearsome Hahnenkamm mens downhill at Kitzbhel, Austria, which paid almost 87,500 Swiss francs ($131,700) to the winner Beat Feuz.

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France's Alexis Pinturault was the mens overall World Cup champion and its highest earner.

A total of 9 million Swiss francs ($13.5) was on offer in mens and womens events before race cancellations were taken into account.

The release of this seasons prize money earnings come as Kiwi teen Alice Robinson takes out the last World Cup alpine ski race of the season in Mondays (NZ time) giant slalom event in Switzerland.

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Kiwi teen Alice Robinson takes out the last World Cup alpine ski race of the season in the giant slalom event in Switzerland.

Later in the morning, 19-year-old Nico Porteous won the bronze medal at the mens FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in Aspen.

These notable victories mean New Zealand's prospects of a second consecutive multi-medal Winter Olympics are continuing to grow.


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