Bode Miller showed signs of bouncing back from his disappointing downhill result by leading the opening training session Tuesday for the super-combined.
While many contenders sat out, Miller sped down the shortened Rosa Khutor downhill course in one minute, 56.42 seconds.
Miller was a top contender for the downhill after some torrid training runs, but mistakes in the middle section of the course led to an eighth place finish.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway finished second in Tuesday's training, 0.66 seconds behind, and Paul De La Cuesta of Spain was third, 0.82 behind.
Contenders Alexis Pinturault of France and Ted Ligety of the United States were fifth and 15th, respectively.
Morgan Pridy of Whistler, B.C., was 11th with a time of 1:59.26.
With two more training sessions before Friday's race, only 28 racers in the 56-man field started. Among those who didn't start
were downhill winner Matthias Mayer, Aksel Lund Svindal and Ivica Kostelic.
Joachim Puchner of Austria crashed but came away with only a few bruises.