Peel won the silver medal and lifted her ranking from six in the world before this event.
Australia now has three places in the world’s top five rankings.
Peel sits one place below fellow Australian Institute of Sport / Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Lydia Lassila, the current Olympic champion and world number two, with another AIS / VIS skier Danielle Scott, who finished in fifth place tonight, ranked at five.
The event was won by China’s Mengtao Xu with Switzerland’s Tanja Schaerer in third.
Peel said she was thrilled by the result and is now looking forward even more than before to the World Championship in Voss, Norway, early next month.
“We didn’t have great training,” Peel said. “It’s been tough all week.
“The conditions were tough, especially in qualification earlier. It was a little easier tonight.”
Peel said that she is now looking towards a strong finish to her northern hemisphere commitments after a delayed start to the season as a result of off-season surgery to her shoulder.
“I didn’t have as much training as I would have liked so I’m just now starting to get my tricks right.”
Scott can also be pleased with her performance of qualifying in fifth place but she was unable to keep the momentum going in the first final, finishing in 6th place.
Teammates Sam Wells qualified for the final and finished 9th while Renee McElduff finished 21st, after missing the cut.
Lassila decided not to compete tonight, due to back soreness from training yesterday.
In the men’s draw, AIS / VIS athlete and world number four David Morris started the night brilliantly by qualifying as the second top athlete with a score of 123.90, just 0.44 of a point short of top place.
But unfortunately for the Australian, he was unable to equal the standard in the first final, missing the super final and finishing in 8th overall.
Chinese athletes, Qi Guangpu and Lui Zhongqing took the first two places with Denis Osipau from Belarus in third place.