Britni Johnson – Backcountry Ski Guide

IMG_0267Britni joined Steamboat Powdercats during the winter 0f 2012/13 and is a native of the Chicago area flat lands where she grew up frolicking in cornfields and dreaming of becoming the next Mia Hamm. After her childhood soccer glory days came to pass it was on to Big Ten athletics, where she walked on to the Michigan State University Varsity Women’s Rowing team during her freshman year of college. Four years later and ever eager for the next adventure, Britni packed her bags and headed west to Colorado. As is the case with most Yampa Valley transplants, she quickly fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and the subsequent lifestyle they afford. Skiing, rock-climbing, and high-alpine escapades soon became her new passions, while various seasonal employment stints outlined her financial ticket to living the mountain town dream.

Now at Powdercats, Britni is still trying to figure out how to carve out a profession during the other eight months of the year (i.e. starting her own small, organic vegetable farm), she is beyond excited for the opportunity to share the joys of powder skiing with locals and tourists alike, while also joining the ranks and working alongside some of Steamboat’s most notable “professional ski bums.”