Marcel Hirscher of Austria edged ahead of Ted Ligety of the United States in the first run of a World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.
Hirscher, who leads the overall standings, timed one minute 21.67 seconds on the Kuonisbaergli course to lead GS world champion Ligety by 0.07 seconds.
Max Blardone of Italy was third, trailing Hirscher by 0.33.
The top three racers have combined to win all four World Cup GS races this season.
Ligety, the defending champion, leads the discipline standings from Hirscher.
The 22-year-old Austrian maintained his lead despite losing his right ski pole when his hand struck the third-last gate on the steep final pitch.