With Selina Joerg finishing in second place on the day, it was Carolin Langenhorst (GER), who snagged her first top-3 World Cup finish in over four years after coming victorious against Tsubaki Miki in the small final.
In the final parallel slalom World Cup standing Zogg led the way with 295 points. Sofia Nadyrshina (RUS) finished the campaign in second place with 249 points, while Selina Joerg completed the women’s podium in third place with 195 points.
The biggest winner of the season on the women’s side of things – and the most dominant rider of the year – is Germany’s Ramona Theresia Hofmeister, who recorded another spectacular season as she took her second parallel overall and parallel giant slalom crystal globes.
Hofmeister racked up three victories, as well as one runner-up and two third-place finishes for 6 podiums, wrapping up the season with 593 points. Nadyrshina took second with 532 points, while Saturday’s winner Julie Zogg rounded out the podium in third place with 512 points.
“Wow, it’s an incredible feeling to win the big overall globe two time in a row,” said Hofmeister, “I’m so thankful for this time in my life and I want to enjoy every moment and every single day. And to receive the globe here in my hometown make it just such a special day. I’m so happy.”
Switching over to men’s event, it was Aaron March, who came with an impressive clutch performance to take everything there was up for grabs on Saturday in Berchtesgaden. March made his eight season of World Cup competition one to remember, as the 34-year-old veteran claimed a huge win for his career’s second PSL crystal globe, while also taking his first parallel overall globe.
March was on a mission on Saturday, stepping things up and confidently racing to his second victory of the season, while facing some tough match-ups against Shinnosuke Kamino (JPN), Andreas Prommegger (AUT), Edwin Coratti (ITA), and finally Alexander Payer (AUT).
In the big final it was Payer, who was leading the way through almost the entire race, but March managed to close the gap and out-stretch the Austrian on the finish line, snagging the win by just .08 sec and winning two World Cup titles in the process.
“I put myself under a lot of pressure today,” said March, “I was first in overall standing but I knew I had to have a really good race to have a chance to stay on top. After qualifications it was not great, but I knew what to do to be fast here. And that’s what I did. Against Prommegger it was all about who will win the overall globe and it was very tight. But I had a really good race and I’m proud that I managed to win today and take the title. It’s just perfect and I couldn’t imagine it any better.”