Graham has described the victory as the highlight of his career to date.
“I am super ecstatic, this is without a doubt the biggest and best result of my career to date,” Graham said.
Graham went into the Super Final, consisting of the top six skiers, in second place, and put down a near perfect run.
It was then a nervous wait for Graham, as he watched the great Canadian Mikael Kingsbury come down last. But, when he realised he’d beaten the Olympic champion’s score, the celebrations began.
“This is definitely the biggest event of the year, and technically it’s a tough course,” Graham said.
“It is just great knowing that I am getting appreciated by the judges, and I know now that when I perform at my best, I can be right in contention,” he added.
OWIA teammate Brodie Summers missed out on a spot in the Finals, after finishing 20th in qualifying.
Britt Cox’s consistent season continued after finishing in the top ten and qualifying for the Finals.
Cox finished eighth with a score of 75.39, to just miss out on a place in the Super Final.
Nicole Parks made a return to World Cup competition following knee surgery just over 12 months ago, finishing in 26th place.
A number of NSWIS athletes also competed after being granted development World Cup starts.
James Matheson placed 44th and Rohan Chapman Davies finished in 46th position in the men's event.
In the women's event, Jakara Anthony finished in 31st place, with Madi Himbury unfortunately crashing on the bottom jump and was unable to finish her run. Claudia Gueli was unable to compete due to a hip injury sustained in official training.
IMAGE: Matt Graham celebrates on the podium after winning his first ever World Cup © Andrew Pattison