Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde triumphed in the downhill event at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Beaver Creek ©Getty Images

Crystal globe holder Aleksander Aamodt Kilde made it two wins from two in the downhill discipline on this season's International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup with a narrow victory over Marco Odermatt in Beaver Creek.

Yesterday's competition on the Birds of Prey track was cancelled due to heavy snowfall, but Norwegian Kilde followed up his downhill triumph in Lake Louise with another victory in 1min 42.09sec in the American resort.

That beat Switzerland's Odermatt, the overall winner of last season's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, by just 0.06sec.

Canada's James Crawford earned only his second career World Cup podium with a time of 1:42:88, finishing just 0.01 clear of Austria's Matthias Mayer.

Kilde has been battling illness this weekend, so was pleased with his result.

"It has been a tough week," he admitted.

"I caught the flu in Lake Louise after a nice weekend.

"It hit me really hard.

"I skied in clothes to have no sweat and take down everything a notch.

"I felt way better yesterday and that was fantastic."

Odermatt continues to lead the way ahead of Kilde in the overall standings, and is the favourite for tomorrow's super-G event in Beaver Creek.