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 2011/12
By Mikey | Published: March 11, 2012
At the end of February a few of my fellow Marmot team members came into town joining myself, Brentan Reagan, Hadley Hammer and Futuristic Films for a week of skiing some good ole Teton POW. After just one run Darcy Conover, Eric Bryant and Alex Gilbert seemed quite impressed with our goods. We spent 3 [...]
By Mikey | Published: December 24, 2011
To day is Christmas Eve and we officially had more snow in the mountains on the 4th of July than we do at Christmas, ha ha ha. I admit, that sounds like a negative comment, but the reality is that we also have the best and (for the most part) the most snow this Christmas [...]
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 [...]