Sunny days w/ Teton HD, but big air = carnage

This past Friday my buddy Freddy Mooney came into town and throughout the weekend we met up with Eric “ED” Daft from Teton HD, Julie Weinberger from JulieWeinberger Photography, and Eric & Sarah Anderson from Grand Targhee Cat Guides.  From dropping sleds in Teton Canyon, skiing pow & sick chutes into the canyon, to big lines, big airs, and crazy pow shots off Mary’s Nipple we pretty much did a little of everything.  Good crew and good times for sure.  Freddy killed a line off of Mary’s called Jack’s Line and it turned out to be what he claimed as one of his biggest airs ever, and it was BIG w/ a styled grab too.  ED put down the camera for a bit and sent a crazy line into the Mary’s cirque.  And I definitely sent my biggest air of the year, unfortunately it might have been my last.  I hit one of my favorite airs just down the Mary’s ridge from Jack’s Line.  I threw a LARGE stalled out front, however, coming around to spot my landing I realized I was landing about 20ft further down the already flat landing slope than anticipated.  I rotated just right to go for the stomp, but it was a bit too flat, and I stuck pretty hard before riding away.  My guess is 90-100ft of total air.  Though riding away, it was quite the impact resulting in 2 broken skis, 1 broken helmet, 1 broken goggle lens, and a severely tweaked & bruised left knee.  I will keep ya’ll posted, but Mikey is out of the game for the time being.  This does not mean Teton FreeRide is though.  Stay tuned for more blogging & videos from the area, including the helmet camera footage from this destructive 100ft front!!!  Mikey
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photo by Julie Weinberger
photo by Julie Weinberger

 

photo by Julie Weinberger
photo by Julie Weinberger
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  • About Teton FreeRide

    Teton FreeRide is a content based blog founded and operated by Mike "Mikey" Leake. Mikey has lived in the Teton Valley region of southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming most of my life. He has also had the opportunity to live and play in the Lake Tahoe area, and now, Alaska too!

    After competing on the Freeskiing World Tour on-and-off for 10 years Mikey has transitioned to judging various events and become an advisory board member with the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA). Over the past 13 years he has worked in the ski industry through skiing as an athlete, coach, guide, ski patrol, event coordinator, event judge, marketing consultant, team manager, videographer, and as an associate producer. Mikey has a true passion for the outdoor industry and tries to be involved in every aspect possible.