Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, CA
John Teller was born and raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He was on the slopes at an early age and it did not take long to realize John was a natural. By the age of eight he was racing with the Mammoth Race Program. Overtime John has matured into a solid four event racer, competing in five United States Alpine National Championships, and was on the cusp of making the U.S. Alpine Ski Team when he made a decision to ski for fun and give up racing.
After a couple of seasons with no competitive ski outlet a friend convinced John to give the exciting and relatively new sport of Skier Cross a try. He took to the sport like white on rice and caught the eye of the US Skier Cross Team. By the 2009-2010 ski season John was competing in Europe on the FIS Skier Cross World Cup Circuit with the US Team. In the 2010-2011 season Teller had a breakthrough. He became the first American to win a World Cup Ski Cross event at St. Johann in Tirol , Austria. John topped that by taking home X Games gold in Aspen. He then kept his solid results going to end up in 4th place in the World Cup standings. Currently Teller lives in Mammoth Lakes, CA with his wife. When he is not competing in Europe on the Ski Cross World Cup or charging the slopes of Mammoth Mountain, John works as a mechanic in the family business.
3rd at 2011 FIS World Cup Italy
1st at 2011 FIS World Cup Austria (1st American to win Gold in a World Cup)