Qualifying for the men’s event was split into two heats with the top five from each heat qualifying for the 10-man final. All three Australian male athletes were drawn in the same heat, making the challenge of an Australian advancing to the final round difficult.
Scotty James came agonisingly close to qualifying for the final, placing sixth in his heat, which gave him an overall result of 11th place.
Kent Callister was also narrowly close to making the final, placing two spots behind James in eight place, finishing in 14th.
Nathan Johnstone was 14th in his heat and 24th place overall.
In only her second World Cup start, 15-year-old Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) athlete Emily Arthur placed a very encouraging 13th place, which was easily the best place by an athlete under the age of 18.
IMAGE: The halfpipe at Copper Mountain © Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding