Mike Hopkins lives the dream mountain lifestyle on both snow and dirt 365 days a year. An accomplished professional freeride mountain biker and big mountain skier, Mike spends his year traveling the world in search of mind-blowing lines for both sports.
Growing up in the small mountain town of Rossland, British Columbia, Mike spent his winter on skis and his summers on the bike exploring what he calls ‘Canada’s hidden adventure sport gem.’ What started out as a way to kill time quickly became an obsession for Mike and his close-knit crew of friends, which ignited the fire and laid the foundation for a successful career as a two-season mountain athlete.
The dedication and passion Mike brings to mountain biking have landed him major segments in two of the sport’s most iconic videos, Life Cycles and From the Inside Out, and secured him a regular spot in the sport’s premier freeride event, the Red Bull Rampage. In 2011, Mike traveled to Bolivia to explore some the world’s most exotic mountain biking terrain, which included riding from the summits of 17,000-foot peaks.
Mike has already made major contributions to the progression of both mountain biking and skiing but he’s just getting started. With the support of his sponsors and international network of friends, Mike has projects in the works that will change the way you see action sports. Plan on seeing much more of this visionary mountain biker, skier and filmmaker in the future.