In a double event at the Bulgarian resort, Bongiorno finished in 24th place on day one, and improved to finish in 19th on day two, just missing out on the top-16 head-to-head- finals racing.
After the event Bongiorno reported:
"I am so excited to have achieved my best World Cup result so far with a 19th place!"
"This race here in Bansko, Bulgaria, was one of the most challenging I have ever faced. We experienced heavy rain and snow in the days leading up to the race and on race day, and it was an incredibly technical slope and course set."
"I had a lot of mistakes on day 1, crashing on the first run, and finishing in 24th place. I was angry about the crash but rather than getting stuck in my head about it I channeled all that energy into the second day of racing. I was so fired up in the start gate, just bursting with energy, but also laser focused on what my goal was and what I had to do. My first run was a little messy but my second run alone was the 16th fastest time!"
"From missing all of preseason from sickness - to coming straight back into a World Cup, with limited time on snow, and being so close to the finals has got me so fired up about the next races. With some more time on snow under my belt I know I’m capable of even stronger results, and I cannot wait to get stuck into it."
Bongiorno will now continue her preparation ahead of the FIS Snowboard & Freestyle World Championships which will take place in Bakuriani, Georgia, where she will compete in the parallel giant slalom on February 19 and the parallel slalom on February 21.