John Teller soaring through the air at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix last February.(Getty/Doug Pensinger)
Nakiksa, Calgary (Dec. 10) – John Teller geared up for the Dec. 13-15 USANA Ski and Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride, CO with an 11th at the FIS World Cup skicross opener at Nakiksa Resort on Dec. 8. While not the result he was hoping to crack open the 2013 season with, the finish fueled his fire for Telluride, the first FIS World Cup skicross on U.S. soil in three years. Switzerland’s Armin Niederer took the win for the men.
2011 X Games champion John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) finished 11th at the Nakiksa FIS World Cup opener.
Armin Niederer and Fanny Smith of Switzerland took the win for the event for the men and women respectively.
Teller heads to Telluride, CO for the USANA Ski and Snowboardcross Cup Dec. 13-15, the first domestic skicross World Cup in three years.
QUOTES John Teller The biggest thing with Nakiksa was that it was a good start to season, of course, I wanted to be higher up in rankings, but starting off with 11th isn't a bad place to be. It's great to start scoring World Cup points especially in ramping up for the Olympic qualifiers. It's a longer season this year with extra races we've got.
North American stops always have a better track and I can count on them - from technical jumps to everything. These are big things I look forward to. Being in USA and actually being able to ski in front of home crowd.