Andreas Prommegger of Austria topped the podium in the men's parallel slalom event ©FIS

Julie Zogg and Andreas Prommegger claimed season-opening victories at the International Ski Federation Alpine Snowboard World Cup in Bannoye.

In the southern Ural Mountains on the shores of Lake Bannoye, the venue made its debut for snowboard competition and it was Zogg who delivered the most impressive start.

Czech Republic's Ester Ledecká, last year's women's overall parallel and parallel giant slalom World Cup winner and reigning Olympic parallel giant slalom champion, opted to compete at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Lake Louise instead this weekend, opening the door for Switzerland's Zogg to capitalise.

Zogg topped the standings in the women's parallel slalom as the two-day World Cup began in Russia, with Selina Joerg from Germany finishing in second place.

Ladina Jenny secured a one-three for Switzerland on the podium as she grabbed third place ahead of Daniela Ulbing from Austria.

Ulbing's compatriot Prommegger did achieve a podium finish, sealing an opening victory in Bannoye.

The Austrian won an 18th World Cup by holding off Italian Aaron March to top the podium.

March's compatriot Maurizio Bormolino rounded out the podium as Austria's Alexander Payer had to settle for fourth spot.

The FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup continues tomorrow with the parallel giant slalom event.