Small will line up against the world's best at Cortina d`Ampezzo in two Downhill and a Super G World Cup events as the countdown to PyeongChang hits three weeks to go.
The Sochi 2014 Olympian competed in all five alpine events at her debut Games but no doubt fancies the speed disciplines she will tackle this weekend over the tech events.
“The track is in good shape and the views of the Dolomites are spectacular,” Small said.
“There is a 40m jump into La Schuss between two Dolomite formations which is epic.”
Small has spent the last two days on the Downhill course where she put down training run times just over four seconds outside of the top three.
“The training runs have been OK. I’ve just been feeling the run and building confidence on a new Downhill slope.
“I’m really excited for the next three days of racing.”
Small kicks off in Cortina at 8:15pm (AEDT) Friday night with the first Downhill event. The event will be shown live on Eurosport (Foxtel channel 511).
The second Downhill event takes place at 8pm on Saturday. The Super G is on at 9:45pm and again will be shown live on Eurosport.
Live results can be found here.