Rowmark Academy grad Breezy Johnson moved up to A Team this season after bursting onto the World Cup scene in a big way during the 2016-17 season, where she finished 18th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill standings and 36th in super-G. She started the season with a bang, finishing in 11th place in the first downhill at Lake Louise and never looking back. A 10th place finish at Cortina in downhill qualified Breezy to go to the World Alpine Ski Championships in St. Moritz. As the youngest member of the U.S. squad there, she raced to a 15th place in downhill and 28th in super-G.
Johnson is really crossing her fingers to qualify for the Olympics this year. She is ready to return to the Olympic hill after falling in last season’s Olympic downhill test event. She had some impressive training run results on the Olympic track. At World Cup Finals in Aspen Breezy took a rather spectacular fall, doing the splits and then somersaulting near the bottom of the course, but she’s back, feeling great, and ready to go for the 2018 season!
Breezy first strapped on skis to ski down her driveway at age 3 and hasn’t slowed down since. Her father was her first coach when she started competing in club races for the Kelly Canyon Ski Team while she was still in kindergarten. A few years later, she joined the Jackson Hole Ski Club, splitting her time between training under the lights of Snow King during the week and ripping up the black runs at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on the weekend. When Breezy was 13 she moved to Rowmark Ski Academy to further pursue her dreams of ski racing while maintaining a school-ski balance.
OFF THE SNOW
Breezy enjoys pretty much anything athletic although she admits that her coordination is pretty abysmal. In summer if she’s not doing flips on her parent’s trampoline in Victor, Idaho, she might out running on the trails with her dog or slacklining in the woods. “With the Tetons in your backyard it’s hard not to be outside,” she says. She also enjoys curling up with one of her cats and a book, cooking delicious food, or gardening.
- Rowmark Ski Academy
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Years on Team: 3
First World Championships in St. Moritz, SUI (2017)
WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS
11th, DH, Garmisch, GER (2017)
10th, DH, Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA (2017)
16th, SG, Lake Louise, CAN (2016)
First World Cup points, 28th, DH, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (2016)
U.S. National Downhill champion, 2016
NorAm downhill title, 2016
2nd, Europa Cup, DH, Altenmarkt, AUT, 2016
First Europa Cup win, DH, Altenmarkt, AUT, 2016
4th, DH, Junior World Championships, Sochi, RUS, 2016
15th 2014 World Juniors, Jasna, Slovakia, 1st place U18
5th 2013-2014 Nor Am Downhill standings
15th 2013-2014 Nor Am Super G standings