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.
Author Archives: Mikey
By Mikey | Published: September 19, 2013
With winter right around the corner, I imagine most people are preparing as they always do, with dry land training, sets at the gym, dusting off gear, and watching ski movies. For many these are fall rituals. Mine are typically right along those lines, and of course, this goes hand in hand with great [...]
By Mikey | Published: April 21, 2013
Earlier this month, Joe Calder and Jason Oneill flew up from Teton Valley to join Cody Pink, Michelle and I for a trip into the Alaska Range. Arriving in Talkeenta, we decide to pop into the Fairview for a beer and to see where we could find a room or two for the night. Low [...]
By Mikey | Published: April 8, 2013
Last month I was fortunate to be able to head to the French Alps (Rhone Alpes) with photographer and long time buddy, Gabe Rogel. We spent week one reconnecting with our hostel days in Tignes 1800 (just below Les Boisses), and getting familiarized with Tignes and Val d’ Isere (VDS). The weather was anything but ideal for [...]
By Mikey | Published: April 5, 2013
This past weekend Alyeska Resort held it’s annual Chugach Open, a freeride event displaying the local big mountain talent over several disciplines. The event included alpine skiers, snowboarders, and telemark skiers, as well as the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA) junior categories (12-14 and 15-18 yrs). I was fortunate to have been asked to [...]
By Mikey | Published: March 17, 2013
Last week, Gabe Rogel and I spend most of our time scoping lines, zones and access for the hope of it going blue. We, of course, did manage to ski a lot of fun couloirs during our scouting missions. We found an area we called the Zebra Couloirs because it is a wall of dark [...]