The victory under glorious skies makes it his eighth career World Cup gold.
“I’m stoked to take the win at the first World Cup of the tour. The track and the weather were both bloody beautiful,” Pullin said.
The men's final turned into a one man show as Alex Pullin lived up to expectations as the second best qualifier, charging out of the gate to dominate the race by a wide lead from start to finish.
“It's been a super exciting day. It was a really nice environment to go out and race in today. The racing was really close, and the course was great. I'm just very excited that I put down a win. There is no feeling than crossing the line when there is no one in front of you,” said the two-time World Champion.
Italy's Emanuel Perathoner and US racer Jonathan Cheever took silver and bronze.
Full results from today’s World Cup can be found here.
The FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup tour will continue tomorrow with the second SBX race staged on the 1,000 metres long technical course of Cerro Catedral which became the second Argentinian host to ever host a SBX World Cup since Chapelco back in 2008 and 2009.
Qualifiers for the second World Cup is scheduled for 11pm (AEST) tonight with finals from 2am Monday morning (AEST).