Henrik Harlaut produced the highest score in qualification ©Getty Images

Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut landed the highest-scoring run in men’s big air qualification at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freeski World Cup in Steamboat.

The 30-year-old, a six-time Winter X Games big air gold medallist, featured in the first qualification heat at the Colorado resort.

All three judges awarded Harlaut a score of 97.00 points for his opening run of the competition.

Harlaut was unable to improve with his second run, but he remained top of the standings.

France’s Antoine Adelisse scored 96.00 points with his second attempt to advance from the heat behind Harlaut.

New Zealand’s Ben Barclay qualified for the final on 94.66, with 2019-2020 crystal glove winner Birk Ruud and fellow Norwegian Tormod Frostad advancing on 93.00 and 92.00.

The second qualification heat was led by Christian Nummedal.

The Norwegian achieved a score of 96.00 points in his second run, with the United States’ Alexander Hall and Sweden’s Oliwer Magnusson following on 94.66 and 93.00 respectively.

Austria’s Matěj Švancer, winner of the season-opening event in Chur, placed fourth on 91.66.

Colby Stevenson clinched the final qualification spot, with the American scoring 90.66 points for fifth place.

Tess Ledeux, winner of the opening women's big air event of the season, led qualification today.

The French skier achieved a score of 95.75 in the second run, narrowly improving on her initial effort of 95.00.

Switzerland's Sarah Hoefflin placed second on 92.75, with Norway’s Johanne Killi third on 91.00 points.

China’s Ailing Eileen Gu advanced in fourth, with Canada’s Elena Gaskell and Olivia Asselin placing the in top six.

Norway’s Sandre Eie and Switzerland’s Giulia Tanno claimed the final two places in the final.