The German ski federation says Susanne Riesch has undergone surgery to remove a bone spur from her left knee and is expected to return in mid-December.
Bene Mayr may be Germany's best chance for an Olympic freeskiing gold
Photos of Germany freeskier and film star Bene Mayr
German freeskier Lisa Zimmermann hopes to compete in Olympic debut of ski slopestyle next February in Sochi, Russia
German slopestyle skier Lisa Zimmermann, 17, is one of the bright young Olympic hopefuls from a country not known for producing elite freeskiers
The International Ski Federation has canceled the World Cup competition scheduled for Jan. 1 in Munich because of warm weather.
German skier Susanne Riesch, the younger sister of overall World Cup champion Maria Riesch, is recovering from knee surgery that will sideline her for the season.
Ivica Kostelic of Croatia and Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden won the debut parallel slalom events, which were open to the top 16 men and women in the World Cup standings.
Bode Miller has secured a slalom spot on the U.S. team at the world championships in Sweden.
Christoph Eigenmann of Switzerland and Marit Bjorgen of Norway won the first races Sunday at the new Tour de Ski.
Former Olympic slalom champion Hilde Gerg retired Monday because of a knee injury that would have prevented her from skiing at the Winter Olympics.
German skiier Florian Eckert retired from competition because of a lingering injury to his right knee.