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: December 11, 2011
So far the snow pack of winter 2011/12 has not provin to be anything like the previous year and I am sure the rest of the regions of the rockies would agree. We have lost a cliff jumping icon and brother to the skiing community to early season instability, opened resorts with good snow, but [...]
By Mikey | Published: November 20, 2011
It is officially winter in the Tetons! After spending a whopping 90 some od days w/out snow in 2011, and a dry & cool fall…..it is back. The skiing has been pretty good as the herds of pow hunters are out making their early season pilgrimages to the Ghee and Teton Pass. We are beginning [...]
By Mikey | Published: October 22, 2011
In the spring of 2011 the Futuristic Films crew and the Marmot Freeride Team set out to show the world our lives and Backyards. The story line follows us from Backyard to Backyard as we show one and other around our home mountains, stomping grounds, and daily winter routines. I was fortunate to be able [...]
By Mikey | Published: September 2, 2011
This August I was fortunate to run the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (Idaho) for the second time is as many years. The permit to run this river during season is run by a lottery and to say the least, not common to pull. So when you or someone you know pulls one, its [...]
By Mikey | Published: June 12, 2011
On June 4th Andy Brooks, Eric “ED” Daft, Michelle, and I headed over to Jackson Lake, loaded our gear onto the Keeling Time (sailboat) and headed across the lake to the base of Mount Moran. We did have a bit of wind here and there, but I have to admit that we motored most of [...]