He finished ninth in slopestyle, tacking a strong performance in onto the sixth place in the halfpipe final on the weekend.
James qualified through to the 16-man final after winning his heat several days earlier and was hoping to finish higher in the overall result but he still goes into the Christmas break with his head held high.
James knows that the huge field of 70 athletes boasted the world’s best including a strong US contingent who were using the event to impress selectors of the United States team at February’s Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Norwegian duo Staale Sanbech and Torstekin Horgmo were first and second, ahead of American Shaun White in third.
The women’s field of 52 athletes included four Aussies – Biba Turnbull, Michaela Davis-Meehan, Mahalah Mullins, Lauren Staveley – who finished in 25th, 26th, 33rd and 44th respectively.
The women’s event was won by Czech Sarka Pancochova, second went to Swiss rider Isabel Derungs and another Swiss rider, Elena Koenz was third.