The 19-year-old saved her best for last in Switzerland.
Operators estimate they could be 1200 workers short this season.
Top New Zealand Freeride skier Craig Murray answers questions about conquering Mount Avalanche.
Injury has forced the two-time Winter Olympian into retirement.
Sölden in Austria will host the season-opening International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup leg.
"For a six-year-old wanting to do something that affected us - it's huge."
Beau-James Wells has seen limited time on the slopes with a serious knee injury.
The last two giant slalom events in Sweden and Italy have been cancelled.
Her triumph comes days after winning the young achievers award at the Halberg Awards.