Clarke (Vancouver) said she hadn't tried landing a switch right seven last March, but pulled it out for the Canada Winter Games.
"The fact there was two jumps, usually in the competition I am in there is three, and I like to do one switch. So with a switch seven you take off and land switch so usually I don't get the chance to do that. It was cool to do it here," said Clarke.
Clarke sat in first place after qualifications and Josephine Howell (Mount Currie) sat in sixth place. Caoimhe Heavey (Fernie) placed eighth In the qualification round.
Clarke had a fantastic first run score of 80.00, and she was the last competitor to finish off the second runs, unsure of the other competitors scores still coming in she didn’t opt for the victory lap, she went for it and outdid herself with a score of 84.6, taking home the gold medal.
Josephine Howell (Mount Currie) placed fifth overall with a best score of 52.40.
All three male athletes qualified for the slopestyle finals.
Going into finals sitting at seventh place was Ben Lynch (North Vancouver), with a best run score of 80.40 from his first run. Close behind in eighth place was teammate Leif Wilson (North Vancouver) ,with a score of 80.00 from his second run. Kai Smart (Whistler) was sitting in ninth place with a score of 67.80 from his first run.
Smart was tied for third place until the last two competitors had their final runs, then he was disappointedly bumped from the podium to fifth place with his highest score of 76.60 from his second run. Leif Wilson (North Vancouver) finished in eighth with his highest score on his second run with 72.60. Ben Lynch (North Vancouver) placing 11th with a score of 60.00.
Thursday is the big air qualifications and finals at Canyon Ski Resort. On Friday the squad hits the half pipe competition in Calgary at the COP.
Skye Clarke ruled the day on the hill, taking gold in the women’s slopestyle event at the Canada Winter Games.