France's Tess Ledeux was smiling from the top of the podium as she had four-straight podiums in Silvaplana leading up to the season’s 10th edition of the iconic competition. The reigning Big Air World Champion landed a commanding second run and was rewarded by the judges with the highest score of the day (93.25 points)

Leading things off with a blindside switch-up to front 270 out on the first rail, Ledeux then went switch right 270 to forward on the big red tube to close out the jib features, before going with a left double cork 1260 mute on hit one, into a switch left 720 safety on jump two, then a huge switch right 900 safety to stomp the kickers clean, and then finishing it all off with a tail grab and an alley-oop in the challenging final halfpipe feature for a score of 93.25 and a season-ending win.

“I’m just so happy to finish this season in the first place,” said Ledeux after locking down her third career Silvaplana win and her fifth total podium here, “It was a hard season for me in slopestyle, that’s why I’m so happy. I love this place - it’s my fifth podium here, and that’s why I love this place. I’m so happy that we will have the World Championships here in two years.”

Tess Ledeux Stadler/Fis

Second place on the day went to Switzerland’s own Sarah Hoefflin, who put down a storming second run that included switch left 720 safety and a switch right double cork 1080 mute on the final two jumps for a score of 90.25 and her second slopestyle podium of the World Cup season.

World Championships medals and her winter becomes even more impressive.

Johanne Killi ended the slopestyle season with 380 points based on her best four slopestyle results and 440 on the overall standings where every result of an athlete’s World Cup season is counted.

Johanne Killi Stadler/Fis

“Winning the overall crystal globe means a lot to me, “I’ve been working for this every season (of my career). I remember my first season here in Silvaplana in 2015 and I finished third overall, and since then I’ve wanted to get the win overall. And then one season I finished just one point behind Sarah Hoefflin. But now it’s finally mine and I can’t wait to bring it home to my parents, “It’s a pretty heavy trophy…I almost lost it there on the podium when they handed it to me because I wasn’t expecting it, but it’s safe now (laughing).”

Johanne Killi Furger/Fis

Hoefflin would finish the season in second overall on the slopestyle rankings with 280 points, while Ledeux, despite what she perceived to be a sub-par season, finished third with 205 points.

On the women’s Freeski overall rankings, Ledeux and Hoefflin would flip positions, with the French skier ending up with 385 points thanks to a typically strong big air season, and Hoefflin ending up with 340 for the season bronze medal.

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