Hannah Teter is the youngest of five kids and the only daughter in a family of snowboarders. Her brothers Abe and Elijah are fellow pros and Amen, the oldest, represents them as agent and manager. With a family like that, it seems destined that Hannah would become a snowboarding icon.
Teter began snowboarding at the age of eight in Vermont and by her teens had already made history on a board. She was first female snowboarder to land a 900 in competition in 2002 – at the seasoned age of 15 – and she also became the youngest member of the US Snowboarding team the following year.
Teter won gold at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy and later founded Hannah’s Gold, which raises money through the sale of Vermont maple syrup. She donates all proceeds, along with all her contest winnings, to a village in Kenya to build schools and provide fresh water. In 2008 alone, she raised over $40,000.
Teter was honored as the Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2006 after being nominated for multiple ESPY awards. She has a collection of X Games medals, one gold, one silver, and a pair of bronzes and counting, in addition to her Olympic gold (’06) and silver (’10). Teter has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Late Show with Dave Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Today Show and Good Morning America. In December of 2009, Teter also appeared on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, due in large part to the fact that Fallon is a self-proclaimed fan of the two-time Olympic medalist.