- Tess Johnson
One day late...Happy Thanksgiving! This is definitely my favorite time of the year, and I have so much to be grateful for. I just wanted to take a second to thank my sponsors, friends, teammates, coaches and teachers for all they have done for me. I wouldn't be where I am today without them. Most importantly, I want to thank my family for endlessly supporting me in this crazy journey. They've been by my side every step of the way and it means the world to me. I can't say it enough, thank you thank you!
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. :)
As for the skiing aspect of things, I have been home for the past few weeks rigorously getting ahead in school as I am leaving for the first three Olympic qualifiers and World Cups (one in Finland and two in China) in two days!!! As of a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure if I had even secured these starts, but I am ecstatic to be a member of the group. I was lucky enough to compete in both of these countries last season, and they just happened to be a few of my favorite venues.
Although the snow fall has been meager this season thus far in Colorado, I have fortunately been getting great training. 8 days of drill work (no moguls) in A-basin, and 4 days of jumping both in Winter Park and Vail. I'm feeling more ready and hungry for competition than ever. Keep an eye out for updates from Finland!
Here is a little hype video of some of my best skiing from 2017. Enjoy.