In difficult conditions featuring rain and sticky snow at the French Canadian resort, Scott qualified for finals in second place scoring 86.62 points for her full-full double twisting double back somersault jump. In the first round of finals Scott performed the same jump, this time scoring 83.47 points in third place to advance to the super-final medal round.
Scott increased her degree of difficulty in the super-final, with a double full-full triple twisting double back somersault and had the best form in the air of all jumps in the medal round, but unfortunately had trouble on the landing to finish with a final score of 84.24 points, with the silver medal the 19th career podiums for the three-time Olympian.
Finishing 4.94 points ahead of Scott in first place with American Kareena Elliott, with Marion Thenault of Canada in third with a score of 83.19.
“Super excited, the yellow bib was obviously the most important thing, and I am super happy with that,” said the 33-year-old Scott from NSW, who trains in Brisbane at the Geoff Henke Olympic Winter Training Centre water jump facility.
“It’s been a really tricky day, I think everyone struggled at the beginning, the jump shape changed, so we had to make that quick adjustment. But I got my jumps done and I am pretty happy with them and still have room for improvement, so let’s hope we can bring that out tomorrow.”
Also in action for Australia was Abbey Willcox, who reached the top-six super final in back-to-back weeks for the first time in the 27-year-olds career. Wilcox finished in fifth place and moved her ranking up to eighth, a career best for the Brisbane based skier.
With two World Cup remaining, Scott is on top of the standings on 280 points, narrowly leading American Winter Vinecki by 28 points, with Thenault of Canada further back in third on 182.
A second World Cup takes places in Lac Beauport tomorrow morning, with the final event of the season in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 10.