Cassie Sharpe led women's qualifying in the French resort ©Getty Images

Canada's Cassie Sharpe and Switzerland's Joel Gisler led their respective halfpipe qualification competitions at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Tignes.

Sharpe scored 89.60 in her first run to lead the group of six women through to the final on Tuesday (March 7).

France's overall World Cup leader Marie Martinod progressed in second place with a score of 87.202.

United States' Maddie Bowman finished third with 82.60.

Japan's Ayana Onozuka, Bowman's US team-mate Annalisa Drew and Sabrina Cakmakli of Germany completed the final line-up.

Gisler led the group of 10 qualifiers in the corresponding men's competition.

Joel Gisler led qualifying into the men's halfpipe final ©Getty Images
Joel Gisler led qualifying into the men's halfpipe final ©Getty Images

He scored 94.40 to beat US duo Aaron Blunck and Birk Irving into second and third.

Blunck scored 92.802 while Irving managed 91.80.

Kevin Rolland of France was the only other entrant to get more than 90 points as he managed 90.80 for fourth place.

Two other Americans made the final in Alex Ferreira and Taylor Seaton.

Noah Bowman, Brendan Mackay and Simon D'Artois of Canada also progressed along with Benoit Valentin of France.  

American overall World Cup leader Torin Yater-Wallace is absent from the French resort.