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: Winter 2009
By Mikey | Published: April 10, 2009
Tomorrow, April 11th, marks the one year anniversary of the loss of a good friend, great skier, and great person! John Nicoletta died during his run in the 2008 Freeskiing World Championships at Alyeska, Alaska. A group of us from the freeskiing tour had flown up to Alaska a few weeks early to travel around in RVs and enjoy the craziness of AK. [...]
By Mikey | Published: April 6, 2009
Hello yall. I know, it has been a while since I wrote last (not including the Targhee Freeride Comps). I have literally had to remove myself from damn near everything to do with skiing in order to grasp a bit of sanity during the down time of rehabbing my knee. Today I finally took a few real runs! I skied three [...]
By Mikey | Published: March 30, 2009
On March 21st and 22nd Grand Targhee hosted the 2nd Annual Targhee Tee Off Jr Freeride competition. Junior athletes from all around the western United States. As 80+ athletes made their way up to the Reliable area of Peaked Ridge for inspections on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning the weather forecast was looking anything but favorable. High [...]
By Mikey | Published: March 11, 2009
The 1st Annual Targhee Tee Off Adult Freeride Ski Competition was held at Grand Targhee Resort on March 7th & 8th off of Peaked Mountain’s north ridge. This event was the first of four of its kind to take place this month with Adult Snowboarding being March 14th & 15th, Junior Ski March 21st & 22nd, and Junior Snowboard March 28th & [...]
By Mikey | Published: February 23, 2009
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 [...]