In front of a large crowd in the stunning stadium that was used for ceremonies and track and field events in the 2008 summer Olympic Games, Morris was rewarded with 115.05 for a full double full full in his first qualification jump.
He followed up with a double full full full in his second qualification jump, which attracted 121.27 points and a place in the final 12.
Attempting a full double full full in the first final, a missed landing limited Morris’ score from the five judges to 83.19 points, leaving the Australian in 11th place overall, short of gaining a place in the next final.
Morris added 24 points to his season tally meaning that the AIS / VIS skier still comfortably retains a top 10 world ranking.
The World Cup was won by Canadian Travis Gerrits, with China’s Wu Chao and Zongyang Jia taking second and third places.
Twenty-four hours earlier, AIS / VIS athletes Lydia Lassila finished in second place while Danielle Scott and Laura Peel added to the squad’s success with a sixth and seventh place.
Morris will join his five female squad members in Deer Valley in the United States for the next stop on the World Cup tour on January 10.