Bolton, 29, from Melbourne, Victoria, won silver in the men’s Snowboard Cross and Brockhoff, 26, from Melbourne, took bronze in the women’s.
Bolton’s silver is his third World Cup medal, and first silver placement. The two time Winter Olympian secured his spot in the final in tough weather conditions with heavy snow and wind to take second at the finish line.
“I’m absolutely wrapped to come away with a second for the first event, I took it one heat at a time” said Bolton of his race strategy. “I’m looking for a podium in every race, I think you have to go into every race looking for that.”
It was a particularly sweet third place for Brockhoff. This season is her first full season back after two separate knee injuries in the past two years. The bronze medal at Montafon on is her eighth World Cup medal (3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) and first since 2017.
“I’m so happy, it’s been a long road” said an ecstatic Brockhoff. “I had quite a few plans in place to see what would happen at the start and best options to take. This is a great way to start the 2019/2020 season.”
Alessandro Haemmerle (AUT) took gold and Omar Visinton (ITA) took bronze in the men’s event and Australian PyeongChang Winter Olympic silver medallist, Jarryd Hughes, came third in the small final to finish seventh place overall. Eva Samkova (CZE) took gold and Michela Moioli (ITA) took silver in the women’s event.
The Australian snowboard cross team will now travel to Cervinia, Italy, for the next FIS World Cup on December 22.