Taking her first career World Cup win on the women’s side of things was 20-year-old Ruki Tomita, who put down a super clean, super stylish top-to-bottom run for a score of 89.40.
Ruki Tomita started things off with big frontside air, into a backside 900, then a frontside 720 Indy, a cab 720 Weddle, and finally a frontside 900 Melon to finish things off and take the victory.
Second place for the women went to Cai Xuetong, as the most successful rider in FIS Snowboard Park & Pipe history added yet another podium to her record haul. With a run that included a slick cab 720 Nosegrab to frontside 900 Indy in the middle of the run, Cai’s score of 86.80 would earn her the 29th World Cup podium of her career.
Finally, third place for the women would go to Ruki Tomita’s older sister Sena Tomita, giving the 22-year the seventh podium of her World Cup career and the Japanese team their second of what would end up being four podiums on the evening.