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Benjamin Raich back on skis next week

Updated: August 13, 2011, 10:40 AM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA -- Austria's Benjamin Raich is set to resume training Wednesday, six months after the former overall World Cup ski champion had knee surgery following a crash during the world championships in Germany.

The Austrian ski federation says Saturday that the 33-year-old Raich has worked on his fitness and will be back on skis for the first time for a practice session at the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden, Austria.

Raich has said he was hoping to start at the season-opening giant slalom ...

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