Switzerland's Maria Walliser blitzed her way through a snowfall Thursday to win the second women's downhill ski race of the World Cup season. The downhill and a slalom race on Friday will be used to establish results in a combined event, essentially a paper competition.

Walliser's time was 1 minute, 35.23 seconds down the 1,900-meter course. Veronika Wallinger of Austria was second in 1:35.33 with Switzerland's Michela Figini, the defending World Cup champion, third in 1:35.55.Nationally . . .