After weeks of training in the Finnish resort, the athletes were pleased to get into some competition.
OWIA/NSWIS athlete, Matt Graham, was the best of the Australians finishing eighth.
Pleasingly Brodie Summers, back in World Cup action after missing all of last season, produced a solid performance to finish 15th.
In the women’s competition, Britt Cox also finished in 15th place.
Graham had an interrupted off-season, having injured his arm in a freak out-of-training accident.
So he was pleased to kick-start his season with a strong showing.
“I’m pretty happy with how today went overall,” Graham said.
“I’m happy how my armed has healed and that it is not affecting my skiing, and this gave me a lot of confidence going into this event.
“Due to my arm injury I haven't had the best preparation for the season, but I’m confident moving forward that I have come out of this fitter, stronger and better than before.
“For me, this event was really a confidence booster after I got injured and I am looking forward to getting back to work over the Christmas and New Year break.
“My focus is to increase my consistency and high-end performance level going into the rest of the season. If I do this, the results will show.”
The next round of the mogul’s World Cup will take place across January 13 and 14 in Lake Placid, USA.
IMAGE: Brodie Summers (left) and Matt Graham (right) in Ruka © Matt Graham Instagram