One of the most experienced athletes in the competition and celebrating her 26th birthday on Saturday, world second-overall ranked Silje Norendal landed three solid runs in the women’s competition, saving her best for last with a winning score of 95.33 on run three.
“I had a lot of fun on my last run and fun riding with all these girls. Second place is eleven years younger than me!” laughed Silje after the competition, going on to congratulate second-place-getter Melissa Peperkamp (NED) on her strong riding and the Dutch rider's stomped 720 at the end of her run.
Melissa was on impressive form all morning, landing three good runs and earning her place on the podium with her second run. She said that she was “very happy” with her result.
Third place in the women’s competition went to the 2018/19 FIS junior world champion in both Slopestlye and big air, as Sommer Gendron (CAN) was able to keep her calm after bobbles on her first two runs to finally stomp her last-hit 720 in her third and final run.
1. Silje Norendal NOR. Boardslide to fakie, switch 50/50 to forward, switch back 540 indy, frontside 540 indy, cab 900 mute
2. Melissa Peperkamp. NED. Blunt 270 out, front lipslide, 50/50 front 10 out, cab 540 mute, backside 360 mute, frontside 720 indy
3. Sommer Gendron. CAN 50/50 backside 180 out, half cab to 50/50, 50/50 frontside 180 out, cab 540 mute, frontside 360 stale, backside 720 mute