The world number 16 spent the day in the hotel after falling sick, just one day after placing 11th in the first of the two World Cups in Watles, Italy.
It had been a good start to the weekend, with all athletes automatically passed through the qualifiers thanks to poor weather conditions on day one of competition.
Once the track was cleared Sami put up a strong fight thanks to some clean training ahead of her final, which according to coach Shawn Fleming, allowed her the best run at a result.
"Sami trained really well before her quarter final heat and even though she had a mistake on the first corner jump which cost her some speed, she did a good job to keep composure through the middle section," Fleming said.
"This course really punishes even the smallest mistakes through the middle section as it slopes slightly uphill through the end of the straight."
"She maintained her speed right towards the end and closed some space but unfortunately it was not enough to overtake the front girls and she ended up 3rd in the quarter final."
Despite hoping for some mistake free runs in last night's second World Cup, Sami's illness meant she could not start and will now have to wait until early February for the next World Cup in Germany.