Marco Odermatt currently tops the men's overall standings in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup ©Getty Images

Skiers return to action in the men's International Ski Federation Alpine Ski World Cup in Adelboden in Switzerland after competition was abandoned in Zagreb earlier this week.

The race was stopped in Croatia after 19 athletes had taken to the course which quickly turned into mud.

Swiss star Marco Odermatt will be looking to continue his dominance this season as the series heads to the Chuenisbärgli slope from January 8 to 9.

Odermatt has led in the men's overall standings from the very first event in Austria on October 24 until now – 15 events later.

He briefly shared pole position with Christian Hirschbühl of Austria after the second week before taking sole ownership of the lead.

However, Odermatt has not won an event since his triumph in Alta Badia in Italy on December 20, though as the competition returns to his favoured slalom discipline, the 24-year-old is the hot favourite.

Helped by his four victories so far, Odermatt has 745 points in the season standings and is way in front.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway currently has hold of second place with 469 points.

Kilde is the season's most recent gold medallist as he was victorious in the Super-G event in Bormio in Italy on December 29.

He leads the Super-G table with 300 points after four of the seven races.

Austrian Matthias Mayer makes up the top three with 447 points, while his compatriot Vincent Kriechmayr occupies fourth place on 373 points.

The action begins tomorrow with the giant slalom at 10:30am local time before the slalom competition concludes the event on December 9.