Matej Svancer topped men's qualifying in the freeski slopestyle ©Getty Images

The Russian Ski Federation's (RSF) Ksenia Orlova and the Czech Republic's Matej Svancer finished top of qualifying in the women's and men's freeski slopestyle, respectively, at the Freestyle Ski Junior World Championships in Krasnoyarsk in Russia.

Orlova will start the women's freeski slopestyle final as the favourite after scoring 84.00, ahead of Germany's Muriel Mohr who qualified second on 77.00.

Switzerland's Michelle Rageth and RSF's Snezhana Prays finished third and fourth, respectively.

Youth Olympics big air champion Svancer finished top of men's qualifying with a score of 93.25 and newly-crowned freeski halfpipe world junior champion Henry Sildaru of Estonia finished second on 88.75.

Competition will be close for the medals, as Switzerland's Gian Andri Bolinger was third with a score of 88.25, Jost Klancar of Slovenia was fourth on 87.75 and Austria's Daniel Bacher finished fifth on 86.25.

Bianca Gisler finished second in the women's big air qualification ©Getty Images
Bianca Gisler finished second in the women's big air qualification ©Getty Images

The FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships are also taking place in Krasnoyarsk.

Japan's Yura Murase topped qualifying in the women's big air event with a score of 89.50 ahead of Swiss snowboarder Bianca Gisler on 85.25.

Murase's compatriot Chihiro Edamatsu was fifth on 79.25, ahead of Belgium's new slopestyle world junior champion Evy Poppe.

In men's qualification, The Netherlands' Sam Vermaat finished top with a score of 94.25, followed by Italy's Ian Matteoli with 92.00 points and Germany's Moritz Breu, who scored 91.50.