Simon d’Artois of Whistler, B.C., placed third in the men’s event with 88.60 points. American Alex Ferreira took gold with 93.40 points and France’s Kevin Rolland was second with 90.20 points.
“I’m very pleased with a podium win in this event. This is an Olympic year and it increases my chances of qualifying for the team,” said d’Artois. “Starting the season this way is a real confidence booster. I want to keep on skiing well and I expect to have a good season.”
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