Born and raised in Garmisch-Partenkirchen/Grainau, Teresa started skiing at the age of 3. Like most of the kids in Garmisch she spent some time in the skiclub and did alpine races. Later she switched to Telemark skiing and riding off-piste. While studying in Kufstein, Innsbruck and Santiago de Chile Teresa also finished her education as a state certified skiing instructor, what helped her to dedicate most of her time to explore the mountains around the world. After a few accidents she decided to ground herself a bit more with doing a training course as a Yoga instructor.