"It was a difficult day," Cooper said. "Experience is massive on a day like this, and you don't get to 35 without a lot of it. I did every possible scenario in my training, I even did a couple of double somersaults.
"But it was very similar conditions to Australia where we train at Mt Buller. We will have to train there a lot as preparation for the Olympics."
Cooper scored 101.85 points with her best jump and the first place result extends her lead in the World Cup standings. More importantly, however, the excitement of a win on what will be the site of the 2010 Olympics may extend her career long enough to take another shot at Olympic glory.
"I am at a crossroads in my career," Cooper said. "Doing well on this course makes me want to continue for another two years."