Skiing big air action took centre stage in Milan ©Getty Images

Switzerland's Elias Ambuehl and Coline Ballet Baz of France won the men's and women's titles respectively at the International Ski Federation Big Air World Cup in Milan.

After snowboarding last weekend, freestyle skiing events took centre stage at the EXPerience Park in the Italian city today. 

Ambuehl scored 177.20 points to win after overcoming a bad landing on his first attempt to nail two big jumps.

Sweden's Hugo Burvall was just one point short in silver medal position, scoring 176.20, as Ambuehl's fellow Swiss Andri Ragettli managed 173.80 for bronze.

"I wasn't expecting this," said Ambuehl.

"I am honestly surprised, but races are like that. 

"I had a really good feeling, and even though my second jump in the finals wasn't perfect, I managed to make up for it with the third. 

"It was an amazing night here in Milan."

Coline Ballet Baz topped the podium in the women's event ©FIS
Coline Ballet Baz topped the podium in the women's event ©FIS

Ballet Baz finished on a score of 177.20 in her gold medal winning performance.

Switzerland's Giulia Tanno led after the first two runs but risked too much on her final attempt and slid to bronze on 172.80.

Silver went to Johanne Killi of Norway on 175.60.

"I love Milan," said Ballet Baz.

"This is an amazing race. 

"There's no way I could have started the season better, I had already felt confident in the qualifying rounds. 

"In the final I continued the good stretch, though the second jump wasn't perfect. 

"I am really happy of my performance."