SnowBrains Podcast #35 | Lel Tone – Alaska Heli-Ski Guide for 23-Years, Winner of National Geographic’s “Ultimate Survival Alaska”, Ski Patroller for 28-Years, Avalanche Professional

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My guest today is Lel Tone:

  • Lel has been an Alaska heli-ski guide for 23-years
  • She won the National Geographic Reality Show “Ultimate Survival Alaska” in 2015
  • Lel’s been a Squaw Valley Palisades Tahoe ski patroller for 28 years
  • She’s been an EMT for 33 years!
  • Lel is an avalanche professional and forecasts for the Union Pacific Railroad.
  • She grew up in Switzerland speaking Italian before moving to the US at the age of 10
  • And Lel is an incredibly empathetic, kind, and tough as hell human being who has so much to teach us.

Please enjoy!


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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #35 – Lel Tone – Alaska Heli-Ski Guide for 23-Years, Winner of National Geographic’s “Ultimate Survival Alaska,” Ski Patroller for 28-Years, Avalanche Professional

Recorded on February 6, 2022, in the Jackson Hole, WY (Miles Clark) and Idaho (Lel Tone).

This episode was edited by Jared White

Music by Chad Crouch

Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark

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  1. Don’t let Lookout Pass fool you, they lie about snow pack by almost double to try and make your list. It’s dispickable, and there is a snotel on the mountain that tells the real story

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