Category Archives: Winter 2010/11

My Backyard….

This past week Pip Hunt and the Futuristic Films crew (in association w/ Marmot) came into town to shoot a segment of their upcoming production, Backyards.  Pip, a fellow Marmot athlete, has been a good friend for several years now.  We first met on the Freeskiing World Tour years ago while travel from stop to [...]
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My friend Ryan……

The 2011 Powder Week started out on a devastating note with the passing of a great friend.  Earlier this week Ryan Hawks succumbed to injuries sustained in a fall during the Freeskiing World Tour stop in Kirkwood, CA.  Hearing that Ryan took a hard fall, but not aware of the severity, I was on our [...]
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80 in 10

  Well, where to begin….?  Lets rewind about 10 days.  A pretty good lookin storm cycle begins to make its way into the region.  What was thought to be a bit of snow accumulation here and there turned into feet of snow over night and rates up to 2 inches an hour during the day. [...]
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Peaked Mtn = Sleeping Giant

Man on man has it been cold.  -41 deg F on my morning sweep yesterday while working ski patrol at the Ghee.  Unfortunately the cold has forced a bit of down time from the usual routine, but given me a chance to reflect on the past few weeks.  There are features and lines skiable right now [...]
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Grand Targhee Cat Ski Adventures

As mentioned in my previous blog: My Dad and I decided that this past Thursday might be a good day to use a cat skiing voucher that we had been saving for a “snowy” day.     This proved to be a good decision as the weather cleared for a morning of bluebird cat access [...]
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    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.