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.
Category Archives: Spring 2012
By Mikey | Published: June 18, 2012
In April and May of 2012, Michelle and I met up in Alaska to bounce around the state skiing for 3 weeks. The stops included coastal peaks on the Prince Williams Sound, Thompson Pass, and the eastern region of the Alaska Range. It was one of the most amazing trips of my life and to [...]
By Mikey | Published: May 8, 2012
After being delayed a day because of weather, we were finally able to head out into the mountains of the Alaska Range east of the Richardson Highway. The Alaska Range, famous for it’s 20,320ft peak Denali (Mt. McKinley), is home to a number of Himalayan stature peaks. Most people are unaware that the range stretches [...]
By Mikey | Published: May 1, 2012
With the heli season on Thompson Pass winding down, people began to filter away. Michelle and I had one more day in the Chugach before packing up and heading to the eastern region of the Alaska Range. We grabbed Brenton and went out for one more tour. There was weather moving through, but nothing major [...]
By Mikey | Published: April 27, 2012
Well, where do I begin……. Alaska Rendezvous Lodge and this area of the Chugach from here on out will be a very special place for me. Wind has been an issue for accessing some of the bigger terrain further out. Michelle and I killed some down time on Wednesday by going out for a nice [...]
By Mikey | Published: April 25, 2012
The Prince William Sound boat/ski mission to Cochrane Bay & Shrode Lake Cabin was a success. We got back to Anchorage late Monday night, were there for day before heading out Tuesday evening toward Alaska Rendezvous’ lodge near Thompson Pass. Getting to Shrode Lake was quite the adventure to say the least. From Whittier (quite the unique [...]