Giulia Tanno has been crowned the overall big air champion ©Getty Images

Switzerland's Giulia Tanno has been crowned overall big air champion after organisers cancelled the final women's event of the season at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freeski World Cup in Destne.

The competition was cancelled after organisers decided it "would not be possible to hold a fair and safe" event.

The women competing at the season finale had not been able to train or take part in qualifying owing to a lack of snow in the Czech resort.

"While every effort was made to construct a big air jump that could showcase the best possible performances from all athletes, heavy rains in the lead-up to the event and changing weather conditions throughout the week resulted in limited quality training opportunities for the women’s field on the Destne jump," the FIS said.

The men's event is scheduled to be held tomorrow and qualification was staged today.

Confirmation of the cancellation handed Tanno the first crystal globe of her career.

The Swiss, a Winter X Games bronze medallist, finished the campaign on 240 points, 40 clear of team mate Mathilde Gremaud.

Johanne Killi of Norway took third on 195 points.

Spain’s Thibault Magnin sprung a surprise to top men's qualification at the season finale ©Getty Images
Spain’s Thibault Magnin sprung a surprise to top men's qualification at the season finale ©Getty Images

Spain’s Thibault Magnin topped qualification in the men’s event after surprising the rest of the field with a score of 93.50 in the second heat.

The Spaniard won heat two ahead of overall Big Air World Cup leader Norway’s Birk Ruud, who kept alive his pursuit of the crystal globe by earning 92.50 points.

Austrian Hannes Rudigier was third in the second heat having scored 91.75 points, with Sweden’s Jesper Tjader fourth on 91.25.

Antoine Adelisse of France topped the standings in the opening heat after his routine was rewarded with 91.50 points.

Reigning world champion Fabian Bisch of Switzerland did enough for second place on 90.25 points, ahead of Norway’s Ulrik Samnoey, who scored 89.75 points.

Elias Syrja of Finland claimed the last automatic place in the final from the heat after scoring 89.25.

The top four athletes in each heat progressed directly to the final, with the next eight best qualifiers going into the semi-final.

American Alex Hall, the only athlete who can deny Ruud the overall crown, will be among the semi-finalists after he amassed 84.75 points.

Hall will need to finish in the top four in the semi-final, who will join the eight already qualified for the final, or Ruud will be crowned overall winner before the final takes place.