Canada's Kevin Drury topped the men's qualification standings, as action got underway today at his home International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup in Nakiska.
Drury, who leads the FIS Ski Cross World Cup standings, prevailed with a time of 1 min 8.21sec.
France's Morgan Guipponi Barfety finished second in 1:09.41, while compatriot François Place came third in 1:09.72.
In women's qualification, Switzerland's Fanny Smith came out on top in 1:12.53.
Sweden's Sandra Näslund, who has a 39-point advantage over Smith at the summit of the FIS Ski Cross World Cup standings, ranked second in 1:12.69.
Third place was occupied by Canada's Brittany Phelan in 1:12.78.
Competition in Nakiska is due to take place tomorrow.
The men's event will be immediately followed by the women's.