Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland won a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, in 1 minute, 57.21 seconds.
He beat Austria’s Romed Baumann by 0.06 seconds to take the lead in the overall standings. Peter Penz and Georg Fischler raced to a rare tie for first place with Austrian teammates and two-time defending Olympic champions Andreas and Wolfgang Linger in a luge doubles World Cup event in Park City, Utah. Thomas Morgenstern of Austria leaped to his fourth straight World Cup ski jump victory in Engelberg, Switzerland. Italy’s Simone Bertazzo and brakeman Sergio Riva won the World Cup two-man bobsled race at Lake Placid, N.Y. Patrick Gasser of Switzerland won his first skicross event, and Anna Holmlund of Sweden won her first of the season at a freestyle skiing World Cup meet in San Candido, Italy. Olympians Louie Vito (men’s) and Queralt Castellet (women’s) won the snowboard superpipe finals in the Winter Dew Tour’s Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge, Colo. Mario Stecher of Austria won a Nordic combined World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria, for his first victory of the season.