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Industry News 9/26/2017

KHOMBU Partners with Breezy Johnson, Next U.S Olympic Ski Star


One of the Youngest Female U.S Ski Team Members For Winter Olympic Season

KHOMBU, the innovative footwear and outerwear brand synonymous with function, fashion, performance and exceptional quality for the outdoor category, proudly announces a new
partnership with Breezy Johnson. The first female U.S. ski team member to partner with KHOMBU, Johnson will serve as the brand ambassador for the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 season.

"We are honored to have Breezy as a part of the KHOMBU team. She is the embodiment of our brand’s spirit. Her adventurous competitive nature brings KHOMBU’s brand DNA to life and highlights the closeness of our relationship with the entire U.S. Ski Team,” said Brandy K. McCarty, Chief Merchant Officer of KHOMBU. Johnson’s partnership with KHOMBU will include promoting, wearing and aiding in the design and development of the brand’s product.

Breezy Johnson, one of the youngest members on the U.S. Ski Team comments, “I am thrilled to partner with KHOMBU for the upcoming season and throughout the winter games. I have always been an admirer of the brand’s values and how well it aligns with my lifestyle. I’m eager to see where the next adventure in my career takes me and am excited to have KHOMBU along for the journey.”

During the Fall/Winter 2015 – 2016 seasons, KHOMBU partnered with then, one of the youngest male U.S. Ski Team Members Erik Arvidsson and World Cup Ski Competitor Abby Ghent that marked the brand’s first foray into official ski ambassador associations. KHOMBU has a long partnership with the U.S. Ski Team and was recently dubbed the
official supplier of après ski boots to the U.S. Ski Team through 2024, further solidifying the brand as the fashionable performance footwear brand for world-class skiers off the mountain.

About Breezy Johnson:
Rowmark Academy grad Breezy Johnson spent only one winter training with the U.S Ski Team’s National Training Group and qualified for the Development Team for the 2015 season. She finished fifth in the NorAm downhill standings; landed 15th in downhill at the 2014 FIS Junior World Ski Championships and tallied up multiple Europa Cup experiences.

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 the Garmisch Partenkirchen in the downhill, but she also went on to secure the U.S National downhill title in Aspen at the season’s end. In 2017 Johnson leapt through the rankings on the World Cup circuit finishing the season in 18th place in Downhill and 36th in Super G. She notched several top 15 rankings, including 10th place in the Cortina d’Ampezzo Downhill. She competed in her fist World Championships, the youngest member of the U.S. team, and finished with a 15th place in the Downhill and 28th in the Super G. Johnson is hailed as the “next U.S. ski team star” and one to watch for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

ABOUT KHOMBU:
Born in adventure and raised in the city, KHOMBU is an outdoor lifestyle, footwear, outerwear and accessory brand that reflects function, fashion, performance, exceptional quality and a commitment to community. Launched in 1969 as a waterproof brand designed for outdoor enthusiasts, the name KHOMBU originated in the Khombu Valley
near the base of Mount Everest and evolved into a year-round outdoor brand that delivers the ultimate in performance gear. Khombu’s functional products are complimented by contemporary styling to meet today’s outdoor lifestyle needs, from the mountain trails to the city streets.

Khombu can be found at top tier global retail partners including fine department stores, specialty athletic retailers, national footwear retailers, online retailers, iconic independent retailers, as well as esteemed independent sporting goods outlets. For more information, visit www.khombu.com.