Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
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  • Mike Leighton

    After earning First Team All-America Honors in Snowboardcross in 2008 & 2009 at the University of Virginia, I started competing professionally in 2009. From 2009-2016, I competed at the NorAm and Grand Prix levels (finishing 12th at NorAm Finals in 2016), and I competed in the Rahlves' Banzai Tour, as well, in Lake Tahoe. My career took me all over North America and to Japan.

    I was a Snowboard Professional for Breckenridge Resort from 2010-2017. During that time I earned an AASI Level 2 Snowboard Certification and an AASI Level 2 Snowboard Freestyle Certification. I also coached for Method Snowboard Academy from 2016-2018 in Snowboardcross and Big Mountain, qualifying two of my athletes for USASA Nationals, as well as, multiple podiums and wins in both disciplines.

    I enjoy riding all over the mountain with an ideal run starting off with steep, fresh snow and ending with a run through the park with friends. I also love skinning to and accessing big lines in the backcountry, when the conditions are right, and have my AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Certification.

    One of my favorite questions for my students when teaching was, "Who is the best snowboarder on the mountain?" Someone would inevitably ask, "You?" I would respond, "No, it's the snowboarder who is having the most fun!" That's my goal. I want to help each person be the "best snowboarder on the mountain" by helping them find the best equipment for their goals.

    9 reviews
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    CategorySnowboard Expert
    Customers helped94
    Favorite terrainBackcountry
    Current locationBreckenridge, CO
    Favorite spotNiseko, Japan
    Home townOcean City, NJ
    Favorite cocktailOld Fashioned
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    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Emma
    Dedicated Knowledgeable Expert!!
    Mike seemed to know exactly what I was looking for and what the best equipment was for me based off my brief description of what I was looking for. He found me an incredible deal on a pair of skis I hadn’t been able to find in stock, and was friendly and approachable to talk to along the way. I would recommend Curated and their experts to a friend based off my experience buying from Mike!
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 5, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Fred
    Mike was awesome!!
    Mike was super knowledgeable, responsive and really friendly. He answered every one of my questions like a pro. I'd definitely recommend him to my friends. Can't wait to try out my new ride. Thanks Mike!
    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 26, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Irene Tabas
    So approachable and easy to talk to
    Mike is the best! He helped curate my order in no time and I trust his opinion and suggestions. He's also incredibly experienced and knowledgeable regarding the snowboard industry as a whole.
    Verified Review | Submitted Nov 23, 2020
    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Beril
    Beril's experience with Mike
    Mike was absolutely great! He helped me find the great gear not only based on my needs but also taste. Very responsive, friendly, great expert opinion. Overall it exceeded my expectations.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 13, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Alexander B
    Great Help
    Couldn't decide on a board and he helped me find one at a great deal. Can't wait to ride it.
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 3, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Jeremy
    Very Helpful !!
    Knowledgeable and quick to respond
    Verified Review | Submitted Feb 25, 2021
    Snowboard Expert Mike Leighton
    Reviewer: Mark
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    Verified Review | Submitted Jan 21, 2021
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