In a close race, Brokhoff finished just behind Italian Michela Moioli with Faye Gulini of the USA in second. The podium performance moves Brockhoff into third place on the world rankings.
“I was actually not going to race, I had a small injury in the training I bruised the bones in my knee, so I have been riding with a lot of pain today, so I just wanted to take each heat as it came and made sure I made the landings” said the 29-year-old from Melbourne in Victoria.
“I am happy I made my way through it and didn’t think too much of it, so definitely happy to be racing.”
In an encouraging return to form after missing all of last season, Cam Bolton narrowly missed the podium in the men’s event finishing in fourth place, his first big final performance since the 2019-2020 World Cup season.
The snowboard cross athletes will now have a break before their World Cup tour resumes in January in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Janaury 7-9.