12/07/2011 02:28 EST | Updated 02/06/2012 05:12 EST

Vonn captures 1st World Cup win on US slopes by taking super-G in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Lindsey Vonn has captured her first World Cup win on U.S. slopes by taking a super-G in front of a big crowd that was cheering her with ringing cow bells.

Usually reserved for the men, the challenging Birds of Prey course hosted its first women's race Wednesday and Vonn turned in a dominating performance.

She finished in one minute 10.68 seconds, beating Fabienne Suter of Switzerland by 0.37 seconds. Anna Fenninger of Austria was third on the course in Beaver Creek, Colo.

Vonn, who's from Vail, has been focused despite recently announcing she is getting a divorce. She swept all three races at Lake Louise last weekend.

American Julia Mancuso was eighth.

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., did not finish the first run.