Joel Gisler of Switzerland after crashing during the Men's Freestyle Skiing Ski Halfpipe competition in PyeongChang on Tuesday. Photo: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

PYEONGCHANG – Strong winds which have played havoc with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have forced another event to be disrupted with the women's snowboard Big Air finals moved forward to Thursday.

The Games in South Korea were particularly hard hit by the weather in the first week with temperatures plunging well below freezing and gusty winds causing the rescheduling of several dates in the prestigious alpine skiing programme.

"Due to predicted strong winds, the ladies’ snowboard Big Air finals will be advanced by one day to Thursday February 22 (initially scheduled for Friday February 23)," organisers said in a statement.

The women's snowboard slopestyle final on Monday last week saw several competitors criticise the organisers after a series of crashes and accidents blamed on the wind.