Big air finals were cancelled on day two in Cardrona ©FIS

High winds forced the cancellation of all of the action on day two of the International Ski Federation Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships.

Men's and women's big air finals were scheduled in both freestyle skiing and snowboard at the Cardrona Mountain Resort in New Zealand, but no action was possible.

Organisers will try again tomorrow after the qualification rounds were held successfully yesterday.

Japan's Takeru Otsuka and Kokomo Murase were the best performers in the men's and women's snowboard big air respectively.

Sweden's Oliwer Magnusson achieved the best score in the men's freestyle skiing big air with the women not requiring a qualification heat.

It is only the second time the event has been held south of the equator during the Southern Hemisphere winter - making it an unusual time of year for a major competition on the snow.

New Zealand also hosted in 2010, in Otaga. 

The event is part of the NZ Winter Games programme.

As well as the rearranged big air finals, snowboard cross and ski cross qualification is due to take place tomorrow.