Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht plans comeback at Beaver Creek

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 28, 2009 2:08 pm

Daniel Albrecht, the Swiss ski racer who suffered a terrible crash in Kitzbühel last January and rested in a coma for three weeks is days away from his official comeback. In fact, after having recovered from a traumatic brain injury, Albrecht feels he’s in as good shape physically as he was two or three years ago.

Now instead of watching (or skiing in) the Lake Louise World Cup (where he has been training until recently), Albrecht is currently on his way to Beaver Creek, to get on snow early before the Birds of Prey World Cup, where he’ll make his official season debut.

Although he’ll be back on the racetrack, Albrecht still experiences certain difficulties from his injury. Sometimes, for example, he doesn’t remember places until he sees them again, or he forgets something small and specific about his ski technique. Yet on the hill, Albrecht is only a couple tenths behind his teammates in training, and considering his remarkable recovery, seems to be on track to return to full speed.

“A few weeks ago I kept saying, I will make it again,” Albrecht told the Tages Anzeiger, a Swiss paper. “Now I know it.”

The world looks forward to seeing him back on his skis at Beaver Creek.


Photo: FIS