Our Resident Athlete
My name is Tess Johnson and I am 18 years old born and raised right here in Vail, Colorado! I learned to ski at just 2 years old on Beaver Creek with my family, and from my first day on skis to now, the sport has been my biggest passion in life. I began competing in freestyle moguls at 9 years old and soon after formed the dream of winning gold at the Olympics for Team USA. Since then, my life has revolved mainly around skiing. Making the U.S. Ski Team at 14 years old, going to the 2018 Olympics and winning my first World Cup at 17 years old are a few of my biggest achievements in the sport, but earning a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Utah is my favorite milestone in my career so far. I am so grateful for all the experiences I've gained from the sport: traveling the world, meeting amazing people and learning about myself more than I could have imagined at my age just scratches the surface of all I've gained from mogul skiing. Although I train and compete 10 months out of the year all over the world, spending time enjoying the outdoors and great company at home is still my favorite past time. I graduated from the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Minturn and played soccer all throughout high school for Vail Mountain School. It has been incredible having the community stand alongside me through all the ups and downs, and I am so proud to say I come from the spectacular Vail Valley. Thank you to everyone, especially the Inn at Riverwalk, for joining my journey!
Q&A session at The Inn at Riverwalk - Saturday, May 25th in The Inn at Riverwalk lobby. Tickets required but free of charge, please reserve one below.
Hike with Tess - Date TBD
Ski with Tess - Date TBD