Tess Ledeux will be among the starters in the women's event ©Getty Images

France’s Tess Ledeux is among the starters for the opening International Ski Federation (FIS) Freeski Big Air World Cup competition of the season in Kreischberg.

Two Big Air competitions have been impacted by cancellations to date.

World Cup events in China’s capital Beijing and Copper Mountain in the United States were cancelled, with the competitions initially having been scheduled for November and December.

The cancellations have meant Kreischberg is hosting the first Freeski World Cup competition since a slopestyle event was held in Stubai in late November.

Ledeux won the women’s event at the venue and she will hope for further success in Austria.

The French star heads the qualification field, which also includes Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin and Giulia Tanno.

Women’s qualification is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

Men’s qualification will follow on Friday (January 8).

Both the men’s and women’s finals are due to take place on the same day, with both competitions held in the evening.