Swirling snow for Alexis Pinturault as the Frenchman mastered the conditions at Val d’Isere to win the men’s World Cup slalom.
The 21-year-old is primed for stardom having won podium places in four Alpine disciplines since his entry into the top flight two years ago.
The German Felix Neureuther, third in the slalom ranking this season, twisted his way down the slalom course for second.
As the snow got heavier and the conditions more difficult overall World Cup holder Marcel Hirscher managed a third place finish, but one gets the impression he wasn’t too happy with his performance.
The Austrian is second in the slalom table and third overall.