Switzerland's Fanny Smith will hope to secure victory in Blue Mountain to preserve her FIS Ski Cross World Cup lead ©Getty Images

Competition at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup in Blue Mountain got off to a stuttering start as qualification was cancelled on the opening day.

Weather conditions at the Canadian resort forced organisers to halt qualification.

With qualification cancelled, the FIS confirmed an additional round of heats will take place tomorrow morning.

It will then be followed by a full day of action in the men’s and women’s competitions.

France's Bastien Midol will seek to extend his advantage at the top of the men’s World Cup standings with another impressive result.

Pyeongchang 2018 bronze medallist Fanny Smith heads the women’s leaderboard, the Swiss skier having won the last event at Idre Fjall in Sweden.

The event is serving as the final World Cup before the Freestyle Ski World Championships IN Utah next month.

Skiers will be hoping to earn a confidence boosting victory heading into the Championships due to be held from February 1 to 10.

The ski cross finals will take centre stage on February 2.