World champion Marcus Kleveland has reached tomorrow's slopestyle final ©Getty Images

World champion Marcus Kleveland is safely through to the men's slopestyle final at the Snowboard World Cup in Laax.

The Norwegian, who won last season's overall World Cup title in the discipline, scored 79.63 points on his first run of the semi-finals at the Swiss venue, and that was enough to qualify for tomorrow's main event in second position.

Only New Zealand's Tiarn Collins, scoring 87.71, outperformed Kleveland.

Japan's Takeru Otsuka and Ryoma Kimata scored 79.18 and 78,53, respectively, to complete the top four.

Su Yiming, the 17-year-old from China, and Sochi 2014 runner up Ståle Sandbech of Norway are also among the 12 riders who advanced to the final.

The women's final field is lead by Tess Coady.

The Australian, who was third at last year's World Championships, received a score of 79.35 on run two.

Enni Rukajärvi from Finland, who was third at Pyeongchang 2018 in this discipline, made it through to the final, as did reigning Olympic big air champion and slopestyle World Cup champion Anna Gasser of Austria.

Nineteen-year-old New Zealander Cool Wakushima impressed, posting a best total of 75.36, while 18-year-old Bianca Gisler ensured there will be Swiss representation in the final.

Both halfpipe and slopestyle finals are scheduled in Laax tomorrow.