Russ Henshaw flies off a jump during the slopestyle freestyle skiing final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. Photo: AP
Slopestyle skier Russ Henshaw has continued a solid weekend of results for a number of Australia's top Winter Olympic medal hopes, taking out third in the Dew Tour event in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Henshaw, a medallist at the 2011 world championships, bombed out on the first run of the finals but bounced back strongly with a slick second effort.
His 90 point run put him behind American Nick Goepper (93) and Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (91.2).
Slopestyle, a discipline for both skiers and snowboarders, will make its Games debut in Sochi.
It features a series of jumps and different terrain features in a purpose built snow park.
Henshaw's podium finish came after snowboarder Torah Bright won the halfpipe event in Breckenridge and Dale Begg-Smith enjoyed a successful comeback to moguls in Finland.
Meanwhile there were some disappointments for the Australian contingent in a skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid, New York with Lucy Chaffer 16th and Michelle Steel disqualified after the first run.
The ski cross team also failed to shine in Vale Thorens, France with Jenny Owens the best placed Australian man or woman in 18th.