Segal, an Australian Institute of Sport/Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder, finished third to the American winner Keri Herman and was just 0.8 of a point behind the second placed Dara Howell from Canada.
And in the men’s draw, NSWIS athlete Russ Henshaw finished second to Great Britain’s James Woods, with Canadian Alex Beaulieu Marchand in third place.
Segal’s bronze medal and Henshaw’s second were part of Australia’s most successful day ever in World Cup competition, consisting of two wins, two second places and a third.
Segal said she was pleased with the result but she has identified several elements to improve before her next World Cup event in Silvaplana, Switzerland, on February 8 and the prestigious X Games on January 27.
“I’m pretty happy to finish third in a field of so many people,” Segal said.
“I still have things to work on so there is a lot more that can come out of this season.”
Segal said that the planned “tweaks” include holding grabs a little longer and aspects of her take-offs, which she hopes will result in her becoming an even more successful athlete.
“In any sport you never reach perfection and there are always things you want to work on,” Segal said.
In the men’s event fellow Australian Boen Ferguson recorded a 31st place, Jesse Houghton 68th, Olly Cain 85th, Samuel Ruttiman 86th and Jordon Houghton 105th.
Women’s slopestyle skiing World Cup standings after round two
1. Keri Herman (USA) 200, 2. Dara Howell (CAN) 140, 3. Eveline Bhend (SUI) 102, 4. Anna Segal (AUS) 60, 5. Dominique Ohaco (CHI) 58, 6. Giorgia Bertoncini (ITA) 54.
Results – Men’s World Cup slopestyle skiing, Copper Mountain, USA
1. James Woods (GBR), 2. Russell Henshaw (AUS), 3. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN), 4. Bobby Brown (USA), 5. Nicholas Goepper (USA), 6. Johan Berg (NOR).
Men’s slopestyle skiing World Cup standings after round two
1. James Woods (USA) 200, 2. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN) 110, 3. Henrik Harlaut (SWE) 80, 4. Russell Henshaw (AUS) 80, 5. Jonas Hunziker (SUI) 74, 6. Mcrae Williams (USA) 56.