Teenager Corning strikes gold again in Big Air World Cup
Chris Corning ensured the summer break would not be a dampener on his form after striking gold in the Big Air World Cup in Milan.
The 18-year-old led out an all-American top three as the season got underway in some style, Corning leading the way after his first two efforts made their mark.
A score of 182.75 was to come from that display, with Redmond Gerard taking silver while bronze went to Kyle Mack, both more than 20 points off the pace.
Corning has already had a year to remember on the snow, winning big air silver and slopestyle bronze at this year's World Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding Championships.
And with the three-time junior world champion getting his campaign underway with a bang, the countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games may not come soon enough.
Antoine Truchon had been sitting in second place after his first run, but a disappointing rest of the competition meant a podium place was not to come his way in Italy.