Germany's Markus Wasmeier won his first World Cup race in three years Sunday, but the victory was overshadowed by a controversy involving Italian star Alberto Tomba.
Tomba had his chairlift privileges revoked and was unable to compete.
Overall points leader Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg withdrew from the super-giant slalom race in protest.John Worrall, manager of the Lake Louise ski resort, said he pulled Tomba's chairlift pass after the fiery Italian barged into a lift lineup Saturday, knocked over a skier and swung his poles at a female lift operator.
More controversy ensued when it was discovered that the suit worn by second-place finisher Patrick Holzer of Italy didn't carry a seal showing it had met International Ski Federation approval.
Federation officials took the suit and will test it. They will announce within the next few days whether Holzer's result will stand.
Despite finishing 30th in the race, Switzerland's Franz Heinzer clinched the World Cup super-G points championship.
Wasmeier was timed in one minute, 28.75 seconds, followed by Holzer in 1:29.09 and Austrian Stefan Eberharter in 1:29.27.
Worrall said when he confronted Tomba after the lift lineup incident, he allegedly became abusive, swore and had to be restrained by RCMP officers.
"He was a boor," Worrall said.
Worrall said he would have allowed Tomba on the lift if he had offered a public appology. None was received.
"What happened between Tomba and the lift man is something for the court," Girardelli said.
"It is impossible that he is blocked for the race. That shouldn't be allowed. If he is not able to ski, I don't ski it either."
Officials said the Italian team might protest the race results.In Vail, Colo., Vreni Schneider beat hard-charging Norwegian Julie Lunde Hansen by 38-hundredths of a second in a women's World Cup giant slalom Sunday, giving Switzerland its second title in two days.
Saturday, Chantal Bournissen of Switzerland won the season's downhill title. Schneider's giant-slalom crown was the fourth GS title of her career.
With one giant-slalom race remaining, Schneider has 105 points to runner-up Anita Wachter's 70.
Schneider led the first run, leading American Eva Twardokens by 37-hundredths of a second with a time of 1 minute, 10.27 seconds.
Twardokens skied too conservatively in her second run and faded to ninth place, but Hansen made a race of it. In 12th place and 1.02 seconds back after the first run, Hansen posted the quickest second run of 1:08.73, which stood up until Schneider came down with one of her patented powerful, precise runs.
Schneider, with the third-fastest time on the second run, had a combined time of 2:19.64. Hansen finished in 2:20.02. Wachter, of Austria, wound up third in 2:20.08, and Italy's Deborah Campagnoni placed fourth in 2:20.34.
The United States continued its strong showing here, placing three in the top 15 after having four crack the top 15 in each of the two downhills here. Julie Parisien of Auburn, Maine, led the way, placing fifth in 2:20.62.
Twardokens, of Santa Cruz, Calif., was ninth in 2:21.24, and Edith Thys of Olympic Valley, Calif., finished 15th in 2:23.10.
In the second run, five of the first 10 skiers to come down the course either missed gates or fell, but Schneider said she was not aware of the perilous course-setting.
"I didn't know at the start about the skiers who went out and I didn't know that Julie was leading," Schneider said.
"I had no real mistakes on either run. I was high on all the gates and I attacked on the steep parts.
"I didn't have a good season last year in GS, so this title means a lot to me."
The 18-year-old Hansen, equalling her career-best World Cup result, said she was encouraged that she was "just a half-second out of second place after the first run. So I knew nothing was impossible."
Both Campagnoni and Parisien came out of the third seed to get their top-five results.
Parisien, 19, competing in only her sixth World Cup race, had started 41st. Thursday in nearby Glenwood Springs, Parisien won a Nor-Am giant slalom by nearly two seconds over a field of talented Europeans.
"I had a couple of good giant-slalom runs at Glenwood, and this was nothing different today," Parisien said.
"Every day I'm jumping a new level in this sport - from winning nationals to winning Europa Cup races to winning Nor-Ams and now competing in World Cup."
Pernilla Wiberg of Sweden, gold medalist in giant slalom at the World Championships, placed sixth in 2:20.87.