James Woods of Britain won the ski slopestyle title in changing snow conditions at the world championships.

His best run Wednesday was good enough to hold off Norway’s Birk Ruud by a slim margin. American Nick Goepper finished with the bronze.

The 27-year-old Woods won silver in slopestyle at worlds in 2013 and bronze in ’17. He just missed a podium spot at the Pyeongchang Games when he finished fourth. Goepper took Olympic silver in South Korea.

Said Woods of the challenging conditions Wednesday: “It was a bit of a wild day. Today was a pretty close call if it was going to be fair enough for us. … I lucked out a little bit.”

The women’s ski slopestyle race was postponed due to weather.

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First-place finisher James Woods, center, of Britain, second-place Birk Ruud, left, of Norway; and third-place Nicholas Goepper, right, of the United States, celebrate on the podium following the men's slopestyle skiing world championship Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
First-place finisher James Woods, center, of Britain, second-place Birk Ruud, left, of Norway; and third-place Nicholas Goepper, right, of the United States, celebrate on the podium following the men’s slopestyle skiing world championship Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Third place finisher Nicholas Goepper, of the United States celebrates on the podium following the men's slopestyle skiing world championship Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Third place finisher Nicholas Goepper, of the United States celebrates on the podium following the men’s slopestyle skiing world championship Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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