France's Argeline Tan-Bouquet and Norway's Trym Nygaard Loeken were triumphant in the women and men's events respectively as the International Ski Federation (FIS) Telemark World Cup season got underway in La Thuile.
Tan-Bouquet won the season opener in front of a home crowd in the French resort as she recorded a time of 2min 10.55sec.
In second was Switzerland's Amelie Reymond, who has returned to the circuit after a short break.
She finished in 2:11.15, ahead of Norway's Guro Helde Kjoelseth, who was third in 2:11.72.
In the men's competition, Norwegian Loeken took the victory.
Loeken crossed the line in 1:58.01, beating Switzerland's Michel Nicolas, who recorded a time of 2:00.86.
France's Philippe Lau gave the home crowd something to cheer when he finished third in 2:00.89.
With today's competitors taking part in the sprint event, tomorrow will see the classic competition at the same venue.
Action is being streamed on the Olympic Channel.