The 26-year-old Australian Institute of Sport / Victorian Institute of Sport athlete finished third, her second time on the podium in four World Cup starts, behind Norwegian Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen in the gold medal place, with British skier Katie Summerhayes second.
After posting the second highest score during the qualifying session to advance to the final, Segal was third on the points tally after her first run down the six feature 660 metre course, a position she was unable to improve on in her second and final run of the day.
Her result offers some consolation to the disappointment at not being able to compete in Sochi, Russia, next week.
The slopestyle World Cup circuit was scheduled to compete at the site of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games but the event was cancelled due to unseasonal warm conditions that have affected the snow cover. Other snowsport disciplines in Sochi are proceeding as scheduled.
Segal’s next event is the World Championships in Voss, Norway, where she is looming as a threat to defend the World Championship title she won in Park City, USA, in 2011.
If successful, she will become the first female Australian snowsports athlete to defend a World Championship.
Results – Women’s ski slopestyle World Cup, Silvaplana, Switzerland
1.Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen (NOR), 2. Katie Summerhayes (GBR), 3. Anna Segal (AUS), 4. Emma Dahlstrom (SWE), 5. Maiko Tsuji (JPN), 6. Nikki Blackall(CAN)