American Chris Corning won the men's FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup in Cardrona ©US Ski&Snowboard

American Chris Corning claimed gold at the International Ski Federation Snowboard Big Air World Cup, as the women's finals were cancelled due to poor weather conditions in Cardrona.

Nicolas Laframboise from Canada had led the standings after qualification at the New Zealand ski resort, but it was Corning that stole the show.

The United States star defended his Cardrona title from last season, climbing into the top spot on run two, stomping a jaw-dropping quad cork 1800 for a score of 95.50 and a two-jump combined score of 176.25.

Corning's US team-mate Red Gerard finished in second place with a frontside 1440 tailgrab and backside triple cork mute combination for a score of 161.00.

"I'm super happy we got this contest off, and everyone rode so well," Corning said.

"It means everything to get this win; this is what we come to do, this is what we spend all year training for, this is what all the hard work goes into. 

"I'm happy to come out with the win."

Finland's Kalle Jarvilehto took third place with a backside triple cork melon and switch backside 1440 mute that scored him 160.25, with Laframboise in fourth.

The strong winds in Cardrona arrived just after the men's event finished.

It forced a cancellation of the women's final, so Enni Rukajärvi of Finland was awarded the victory.

It represented a first World Cup win since 2017 and a fourth in total for the Finn.

Britain's Katie Ormerod ranked second with 83.75 points, while Norway's Silje Norendal completed the top three on 83.00.