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 2012/13
By Mikey | Published: March 17, 2013
Last week, Gabe Rogel and I spend most of our time scoping lines, zones and access for the hope of it going blue. We, of course, did manage to ski a lot of fun couloirs during our scouting missions. We found an area we called the Zebra Couloirs because it is a wall of dark [...]
By Mikey | Published: March 8, 2013
Flying out of Anchorage Alaska (Mikey), two consecutive red-eye flights, a day of walking around Washington DC, meeting up with Gabe Rogel and the Chickering-Ayers bros at Dulles International Airport, a 4 hour bus ride through the Alps, and 36 hours of travel time later, Gabe and I finally made it to Tignes. The bus [...]
By Mikey | Published: February 14, 2013
On January 25th I flew down to the Tetons with Michelle to spend a few days with the family, shoot for the Library Project, and judge a couple freeride events. I’d say we had pretty good timing. A storm front carrying over 50 inches of light and fluffy Teton POW arrived right behind us. It [...]
By Mikey | Published: January 22, 2013
Over the past month or so I have become more and more familiar with Alyeska Resort. Now that mother nature has begun to allow ski patrol to gradually open more terrain, it has become very apparent why skiers and riders from this area are so good. Alyeska basically has what I have called “The Jackson Hole Effect”, meaning by [...]
By Mikey | Published: December 31, 2012
Happy holidays! It has been a bit of a slow start, snow pack wise, here in the Chugach. However, Santa sure did what he could to help us with that! Alyeska has seen over 100 inches of snow in the past week. Though this obviously launched the avalanche danger to high, Alyeska has taken a [...]