Skiing: Kiwi Alice Robinson wins silver in World Cup giant slalom finals

New Zealand's Alice Robinson has won silver in the giant slalom at the World Cup finals in Andorra on Monday (NZ time).

The 17-year-old finished just 0.3s behind American Mikaela Shiffrin, while world champion Petra Vlhova of Slovakia was third.

Robinson qualified for the event, which featured the season's top 25 skiers, by winning the giant slalom at the junior world championships last month.

The second-place finish was her first career podium.

"It's an amazing feeling," Robinson told Swiss broadcaster RTS.

"It's crazy, so cool to share the first podium with Petra and Mikaela. They're such great skiers."

This was Shiffrin's fourth World Cup trophy this season, matching the women's World Cup record jointly held by Lindsey Vonn (2010, 2012) and Tina Maze (2013).

"I wanted to come out here today and really earn it, really earn it and deserve it," she said.