Competing in the dual moguls event at Mont Gabriel, the 17-year-old Perisher skier recorded her career best qualifying and overall results in World Cup competition.
The Australian Institute of Sport / NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder finished in 12th place overall after qualifying ninth.
It was only a month ago in the first World Cup moguls event of the season in Ruka, Finland, that Cox showed just how much she has improved in the last six months by taking 14th place, which was, at that time, her personal best.
Immediately after Ruka she won two International Ski Federation events in the USA and finished third in another.
Today’s event in -18 degrees centigrade was won by American Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney, her third World Cup victory this season, followed by Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Russian Ekaterina Stolyarova in third.
AIS mogul skiing program head coach Steve Desovic said that Cox has worked tirelessly on two areas – jumps and speed.
“She has been in two World Cup events so far this season and she has been in the finals of both, which is a very solid performance,” Desovic said.
“She is showing constant improvement. She is fantastic and I have never met anyone like her. She has done a really great job. We are thrilled with her work ethic.”
In addition to Cox’s relentless determination to reach the top, Desovich praised the contributions made by AIS mogul and aerial coach Jerry Grossi and NSWIS winter sports senior sport scientist John Marsden who have worked with Cox to provide changes to her jumping strength and technique as well as her speed down the mountain.
Fellow AIS / NSWIS athlete, 17-year-old Matt Graham skied impressively to record a creditable 23rd in qualifying at Mont Gabriel but it was not enough to make the finals, while Nicole Parks finished her qualifying run in 17th place, matching her previous personal best result from last season missing out by just one place on the dual mogul final.
The moguls team heads to Lake Placid in the United States on January 19 to compete in the next round of the World Cup circuit.