The 2016 season was a season of firsts for the young Breezy Johnson, and this U.S. National downhill champ is hungry for more in 2017. (USSA)
Mikaela Shiffrin finished 13th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G under brilliant blue skies and warm sunshine Saturday.
Jackie Wiles led four American women into the top 20 with a career-best 10th-place finish in the first super G of the season at Audi FIS Ski Alpine World Cup.
The first event of the U.S. Alpine Championships kicked off Sunday in Aspen, CO where hometown favorite Wiley Maple and Breezy Johnson won downhill national titles.
Galena Wardle was the top American finisher in Thursday giant slalom at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships.
The road to Sochi looks slightly different but not any less promising in 2016 as the 2014 Olympic Games venue plays host to the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships.
Organizers in Garmisch were able to prep the track for a successful – though not ideal – training run on Thursday before canceling Friday’s training run in order to preserve the track for the weekend.
The 2015/16 alpine season starts now with spring training camps in Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin.
Breezy Johnson (Salt Lake City; Rowmark Academy) finished 15th in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships women's downhill to claim the top finish among athletes under 18.
Breezy Johnson Quick Facts
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Johnson moved up the ranks during the 2016 season to ski with the likes of teammates Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). For Johnson, 2016 was a season of firsts, including her first NorAm win, Europa Cup win, World Cup points and her first national title. Not only did she score her first World Cup points, landing in 28th at Garmisch Partenkirchen in the downhill, but she also went on to secure the U.S. National downhill title in Aspen at season's end. Add to that the season-long NorAm downhill title, which secures Johnson a World Cup spot for the 2017 season, and Johnson is well on her way to becoming a standout American Downhiller with a very bright future. Keep an eye on this one!
OFF THE SNOW
U.S. National Downhill champion, 2016