Yes, Lesh spent his juvenile years as a no-good hooligan, but that’s in the past, mostly. He has since moved on to hopping freight trains, exploring tunnels, traveling and stuntin’, while still managing to ski most months out of the year. He also flies airplanes and holds pilot’s licenses in both the US and New Zealand. If he looks familiar, maybe you saw him on Judge Mathis Court TV, or maybe he passed you in a box car at a railroad crossing. Lesh also enjoys graphic design, taking photos, and creating content for Newschoolers, Downdays, and his travelogue at davidleshphotography.com. David has come a long way from his roots of skiing 150ft tall hills in Wiscompton to an expanded skill set including park, big mountain, and urban. Next time your friendly neighborhood Leshy snakes you in the park, don’t take it personally. He just loves to ski really fast. Give a friendly shout and he’ll respond in kind.
AKA: Lesh, Da-lesh-ay, The Criminal.
Age: Twenty-nine gangster years.
Hood: Born in Chicago, grew up in Panvel, India and Madison, Wisconsin. Now lives in Breckenridge, Colorado.
1st Place: Breck Spring Massive Rail Jam, Vail Snow Days Rail Jam, Mt Hood T-line Slopestyle, Steamboat Film Festival.
Silver Screen: Rage “Such Is Life”, Level 1 “Real Time”, Two Plank “Set In Motion” and “Declaration”, a few years in Stept, Shades of Gray, ATA Productions.
Published In: Freeskier, Skiing, Bravo Ski (japan), Ski Time, Skiing Mag (Europe), Denver Post.
Coached: Windells, Keystone Freeride Team, CU Boulder freestyle Ski Team (CUFST), South Shore Soldiers.
Hobbies: Skiing backwards, eluding police, cliff diving, mtn biking, steady swervin’ and straight ballin’.
Biggest challenge: Putting up with gapers from Texas and Nebraska who stop breeding with their cousins long enough to find their way into Summit County.
Why Virtika? Needed me some dope threads.