International Skiing Federation officials called off the men's and women's downhills at the World Cup Finals in Switzerland, giving the injured Vonn the title -- her sixth consecutive championship in the event -- by one point over Tina Maze of Slovenia.
Vonn won three of the seven World Cup downhills this season but missed two others due to a season-ending knee injury suffered at the World Championships. She had built up enough of a cushion to beat Maze by a nose.
Races in the finals are not rescheduled.
Svindal clinched his first men's downhill title by 58 points over defending champion Klaus Kroell of Austria. Svindal, who earlier claimed the super-G title, lost an opportunity to close the gap with Austrian Marcel Hirscher in the men's overall points race.
The World Cup Finals are scheduled to resume Thursday with the final super-G races of the season.