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A snowboarder with a social conscience

Hannah Teter isn't content with success
in snowboarding. She wants to make a difference. Story

Updated: December 11, 2008, 10:09 AM ET
By Mary Buckheit | Page 2

My first encounter with future Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter came in 2004 at the X Games in Aspen, Colo. I remember standing at the bottom of the snowy superpipe on a Saturday night, freezing my tots off, bundled under a beanie, boots, thermals, a coat and ski pants. In between my mittens were a tape recorder and hand warmer packets. As my toes went numb, I watched a 16-year-old rip off her jacket and top, then drop into the pipe with nothing but a sports bra under her plastic competition ...

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