Canada's Nicolas Laframboise stole the show at the FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup event in Modena ©Getty Images

Canada's Nicolas Laframboise beat compatriot Mark McMorris to top spot in the men's event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Big Air World Cup event in the Italian city of Modena.

Laframboise managed a score of 172.50 points to McMorris' 168.00 at Modena SkiPass.

It secured him his first World Cup victory.

The United States' Chris Corning, the winner at the season opener in Cardona in New Zealand, finished third with 166.25 points.

In the women's event, Japan's Reira Iwabuchi won with 176.50 points to repeat her triumph from last year in Modena.

Last season's snowboard big air crystal globe winner was followed in the standings by Canada's Brooke Voigt, the runner-up with 126.75 points, and favourite Anna Gasser of Austria, the third-place finisher with 109.75.

Action in Modena is due to conclude tomorrow.

The first FIS Freestyle Ski Big Air World Cup event of the season will be held.