Marcel Hirscher looked set for a second successive win in his homeland, but Henrik Kristoffersen had other ideas.
All three skiers on the podium in Wengen on Friday had never previously finished in the top three at a World Cup event.
American ski star Lindsey Vonn is working towards a return from a broken right arm suffered in November, but has a long-term goal for 2017.
Sofia Goggia led the way when the weather put paid to any further racing in Courchevel.
Tessa Worley came out on top as the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup returned to Vermont for the first time since 1978.
A broken leg suffered in training has ruined Eva-Maria Brem's defence of her FIS World Cup giant slalom crown.