Queenstown alpine skier Alice Robinson recorded a career-best super-G result of fourth at the FIS Super-G World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland last weekend.
Robinson wrapped an exciting weekend of World Cup racing by finishing just .09sec off the podium on the second day of racing.
The youngest racer in the field, Robinson (she turned 20 this month) had her first run on the slope on Saturday, to finish 24th and 3.02sec behind the race winner and current world champion Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland.
Robinson said her first time out on the track was tough.
“It’s a difficult slope with lots of terrain and rolls and it was also quite flat light, but I had some good sections and a couple of decent size mistakes, so a lot of room for improvement.”
During race 2 on Sunday she put the previous day’s experience to good use, skiing a strong and fast top section and crossing the finish line in fourth place just 0.52sec behind race winner Federica Brignone of Italy.
Elena Curtoni, of Italy, was second and the US’ Mikaela Shiffrin was third.
Robinson’s previous best result in the super-G discipline was 10th at Val di Fassa, in Italy, in February.
Last season she had two World Cup wins and a second in her favoured discipline of giant slalom. Robinson will represent New Zealand at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.