Skiing: Alice Robinson wins second giant slalom World Cup title in Slovenia

Kiwi skier Alice Robinson has won her second World Cup giant slalom of the season, after a dominant final run at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia on Sunday (NZ time). 

Second-fastest in the first run, Robinson went all out on her final run to finish with an impressive time of 1m 54.32s, 0.34s faster than reigning world champion Petra Vlhova. 

Slovenia's Meta Hrovat and Switzerland's Wendy Holdener finished in a tie for third, 1.5s behind Robinson.

"Today was amazing," Robinson posted on her Instagram page.

"I finally pushed it to the limit and it paid off. So happy to take my second career win, and put down my best skiing. 

"Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me through thick and thin and my team for all the hard work. Let’s keep it rolling." 

The action had been scheduled to take place in Maribor but was moved to Kranjska Gora, which last hosted women's World Cup races in 2018, because of a lack of snow and mild temperatures.

Defending giant slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin didn't take part in the race with the American taking an indefinite break from racing since the sudden death of her father.

Robinson's win comes 48 hours after she won the young achievers award at the Halberg Awards. 

The 18-year-old won the opening race of the season in Soelden, Austria and has earned three top 10- finishes since then.

Last week, Robinson competed in the super giant slalom category for the first time, but lost one of her skis mid-race and failed to finish. 

She is currently fifth in the standings with three races remaining this season.

The next giant slalom race takes place in Ofterschwang, Germany on March 8.