Rowmark Academy grad Breezy Johnson moved up to A Team in the 2017-18 season after bursting onto the World Cup scene in a big way during the 2016-17 season, where she finished 18th in the 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.
In 2018, of her 15 downhill and super-G starts, Johnson was in the points ten times, top 15 five times, top 10 four times, and narrowly missed her first podium in Garmisch, with fourth place. Johnson qualified for her first Olympic team and grabbed a solid 14th place result in super-G and a seventh in the downhill. An incredible result for the first-time Olympian.
It was the 2021 and 2022 seasons where Johnson had her career best moments. In 2021 Johnson finished on the podium four times, taking third place in both Val d'Isere downhills, St. Anton and Crans Montana. She did it again in 2022 getting back-to-back second place finishes in Lake Louise, and another second place finish in Val d'Isere.
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.
"I want to be one of the greatest speed skiers ever and inspire a new generation of women in speed and sport."
8 Things You Didn't Know About Breezy Johnson
- 1. Breezy admits that she is pretty superstitious - she even has a lucky pair of socks!
- 2. The 2016-17 was a breakout season for Breezy. She qualified for the World Championships in St.Moritz, SUI and finished 15th in downhill and 28th in super-G, despite being the youngest member of the U.S. team there.
- 3. Breezy is involved with the Doug Coombs Foundation in Jackson Hole, which is an organization that assists underprivileged kids in getting into sports.
- 4. Her favorite memory in skiing so far was at a World Cup race in Garmisch, Germany in 2017. Lindsey Vonn, who took home the gold, personally thanked Breezy for teaching her how to ski a certain section of the course.
- 5. Breezy had incredible results for her first Olympic debut, grabbing a 14th place result in super-G and an impressive seventh in downhill.
- 6. When she isn't on the slopes, Breezy enjoys slacklining, hiking, climbing, making ice cream, and jumping into high alpine lakes.
- 7. Favorite artist? How to pick? She loves Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Taylor Swift, Alice Merryweather and Laurenne Ross (and Mikaela Shiffrin too if she wants to join in too)!
- 8. Breezy learned how to ski from her dad in their driveway when she was young. "I loved the challenge of skiing, I was a pretty intense kid. I think I also always loved how hard skiing was."
Breezy Johnson Second in 2021 Val d'Isere Downhill
Breezy Johnson Downhill #2 | Lake Louise 2021
Breezy Johnson Podiums in Lake Louise Downhill 2021
Breezy Johnson Back in the Top 5 | Bansko Downhill 2020
Breezy Johnson Fifth Place Downhill Val Di Fassa 2021