After enjoying the most successful season of his illustrious career, Marcel Hirscher said he benefited from breaking his ankle in August.
The FIS World Cup season reached a bathetic end on Sunday as cancellations in Are gave Viktoria Rebensburg the giant slalom title.
The penultimate events of the 2017-18 FIS World Cup - as so many before them this season - were won by Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher.
Lara Gut was the only woman who could deny Tina Weirather FIS World Cup super-G glory but an early crash meant there was no dramatic finale.
Sofia Goggia won the first crystal globe of her career despite Lindsey Vonn moving to within four of the record for all-time World Cup wins.
Aksel Lund Svindal missed a gate on the penultimate super-G of the season, with victory for Kjetil Jansrud ending the battle for the globe.
Having wrapped up the overall title on Friday, Mikaela Shiffrin added the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom globe to her collection.
Veronika Velez-Zuzulova and Michaela Kirchgasser wore striking costumes as they waved goodbye to the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.
Mikaele Shiffrin added to her Olympic giant slalom title with a second consecutive overall World Cup win on Friday.