(The Blue Mountains) Canada’s Reece Howden led from start to finish and won gold in ski cross at the World Cup finals on Friday, securing the crystal globe as champion in the process. the season.

Howden, of Cultus Lake, B.C., held off Germany’s Florian Wilmsmann to win the final at Craigleith Ski Club.

Frenchman Youri Duplessis Kergomard completed the podium.

On the women’s side, two Canadians joined champion Fanny Smith of Switzerland on the podium.

Courtney Hoffos of Windermere, B.C., won silver and Marielle Thompson of Whistler, B.C., bronze.

The last events of the season will be presented on Saturday.