The podium placing meant Pullin finished the season ranked second overall, behind Lucas Eguibar, who became Spain’s first ever snowboard cross World Cup Champion.
Pullin, a winner in Veysonnaz last weekend, had a strong day on the testing La Molina course, his second consecutive podium ending his season well.
“It was really close today, but I guess I still feel a little bit of disappointment because if I would have won I would have snatched the globe,” Pullin said.
But Lucas (Eguibar) rode really strong this season and his results means he deserve the title.”
Fellow OWIA/NSWIS athlete, Belle Brockhoff finished fourth after qualifying for her third consecutive women’s final.
The young Victorian’s impressive season saw her finish fifth overall in the women’s World Cup standings.
Speaking after today’s final, Brockhoff said “I couldn’t hold onto first position from being a bit edge heavy in the soft snow in turns three and five, but I am happy with my season this year, and I already can’t wait until next season”.
The women’s final was taken out by two time World Junior Champion Charlotte Bankes of France, while in the men’s Canadian Christopher Robanske won a tight final in tough conditions, following heavy snowfall in the Pyrenees.
Jarryd Hughes missed qualifying for finals action, finishing in 34th place, while Cameron Bolton did not race sitting out with a shoulder injury sustained at the previous event n Switzerland.
Hughes ended the season with a World Cup ranking of eighth.
Final World Cup standings:
1st - Lucas Eguibar (ESP)
2nd - Alex Pullin (AUS)
3rd - Nikolay Olyunin (RUS)
1st - Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA)
2nd - Dominique Maltais (CAN)
3rd - Michela Moioli (ITA)
5th - Belle Brockhoff (AUS)
IMAGE: Alex Pullin (Left) on the podium in La Molina, Spain © FIS