US ski star Lindsey Vonn won her fourth World Cup trophy of the season with the super-G here Thursday, as Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal took the men's title for the third time in his career.
Vonn, 27, who has taken the overall, downhill, super-G and super-combined titles this year, also got closer to her new objective: breaking the record season tally of 2,000 points established by Austria's Hermann Maier.
The last super-G victories of the season went to Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Italy's Christof Innerhofer, with Vonn finishing just sixth in the women's race after a late mistake destroyed what had been up to then a superb run.
Nevertheless, she advanced to 1,948 points in the overall standings, leaving her just 52 points short of Maier's 1999/2000 season record with two races to go.
"It's disappointing because I was on a good track to make 2,000 points today," she said after the race.
"I still have the giant slalom (Sunday) and I'll try everything."
Vonn's super-G trophy Thursday was her fourth in a row and her 16th World Cup title.
Svindal meanwhile bagged his seventh crystal globe, despite a poor 16th place in the race.
"It was for sure nice to win a cup again," said the Norwegian.
"The strongest moment is when you cross the finish line... that's the emotion you carry all through the day. Today was not good, but you have to look back and the super-G title is for the whole season."
"It was not the perfect way to win it, by not having a great race, but it was definitly a nice to take it away."
Italian Innerhofer scored his first super-G victory in the World Cup since he was crowned world champion last year in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Hirscher, who prefers slalom and giant slaloms, surprised with his first ever World Cup podium in the super-G, which put him back in the running for the overall title, after Swiss Beat Feuz crashed on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Austrian is now 75 points behind Feuz with two races to go but insisted it was still an uphill race for the overall crystal globe.
"I need to make 80 points minimum (in a race), that's a second place."
Feuz "has made his points already. On Sunday (in the slalom) he can put his feet up and see how things work out."
"I have to take every risk now."
On the women's side, giant slalom queen Rebensburg, 22, took her first ever super-G World Cup win ahead of Sunday, when she will likely defend her giant slalom trophy.
"To finish the super-G season with a win this is really incredible," she said.
"I'm really really happy about it."
Rolland, 29, first made it onto a World Cup podium on Wednesday in the downhill and apparently took a liking to it.
"I really did not expect such a good result but another day on the podium is fantastic."
"They're always incredible emotions and when you experience them once, you always want to relive them."
"Now I know I can do it (get on the podium), the trick will be to do it again many times."
Source: AFP Global Edition