Local Johnny Teller won his first career World Cup ski cross event on Friday, Jan. 7 in St. Johann, Austria. Teller is now in the lead in the overall World Cup Ski Cross standings by 170 points.
Teller has come a long way in the last year after being placed last January on the non-injured reserve list for the 2010 Olympics, and working his way up in the World Cup events. In December, Teller won third in a World Cup event making him the first Mammoth local to make the podium at an event of this type.
Teller spends his summers turning wrenches at local Alpine Garage on Center Street.