Featured Champions

Michael Mawn

Athlete Details:

Age:  18
Division:  15-18 Male Snowboard
Home Town:  Breckenridge, CO
Home Mountain:  Breckenridge, CO
Team:  Method 4 Life


  • Dakine, Fourpoints Bar, Sims Snowboards, Monster, GIRO Snow

Describe a highlight moment from your 2018 IFSA season.

I sent it off this cliff and looked back to see my bros Warren and Colin both following me up, hitting it at the same time. I remember thinking to myself "This is the coolest dang sport... and these guys rock."

Where can you be found when you are not freeriding?

When I'm not freeriding I'm usually climbing peaks, camping, and just spending time outdoors with friends! I've become really into river surfing lately so you can usually find me at the waves in Colorado!

What topic makes you fired up?

When skiers and snowboarders hate on each other. We all share a love for the mountains and freeride, it doesn't matter if we are on one plank or two, right?

What would you like to see change in the world and how can you make it happen?

I'd love to see more people experience the mountains and the outdoors. I've seen the positive affect outdoor activities can have on people, yet many people don't have the ability or gear to get out in the mountains. Someday I hope to start a program that helps teach kids to snowboard, climb, etc.

Tell us something about yourself that is unusual or little known.

I jam out to the Moana soundtrack every now and the before a competition. It gets me hyped.

Freestyle Q!

I'd love to own a gear/guide company some day! I'm going to school to study business so be on the lookout for that company in a few years!

Shout Outs

Shoutout to all the insanely awesome people in the Freeride community!! Also thank you to my parents and team for traveling all over the place with me this season!


Michael Mawn Season Edit 16-17 from Michael Mawn on Vimeo.


2023 IFSA North American Qualifiers

  • Backcountry Access
  • Flyin Ryan Hawks
  • CAST
  • Western Colorado University
  • SHRED Optics
  • Booking.com
  • My Wicked Dude
  • Skicom For Freeskiers 1