Lel Tone leads SAFE-AS clinics

SAFE-AS (Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education and Avalanche Snow Safety) clinics are returning for the 2014-2015 winter season.  Tordrillo Mountain Lodge’s very own, Lel Tone is leading the clinics alongside pro skiers Jackie Paaso, Michelle Parker, Elyse Saugstad and Ingrid Backstrom.

Lel Tone grew up in Switzerland and started her skiing career in the Alps at the age of three. She ski raced during her college years in Vermont and even had a short stint competing in Extreme competitions when she moved to Squaw Valley in 1994. Lel has been a member of the Squaw Valley ski patrol since 1994 and as of 2004 became the Assistant avalanche forecaster there. You can read more about Lel Tone and her time heli skiing and guiding at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge here.

SAFE-AS
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge’s, Lel Tone, leads the SAFE-AS clinics.

SAFE-AS invites women skiers ages 14 and up to participate in an introductory avalanche course paired with fun activities, friends and laughter. The following dates and locations have been released:

December 7, 2014: Squaw Valley, CA

December 8, 2014: Squaw Valley, CA

December 13, 2014: Crystal Mountain, WA

December 14, 2014: Stevens Pass, WA

December 20, 2014: Copper Mountain, CO (new stop for 2014)

December 21, 2014: Copper Mountain, CO (new stop for 2014)

You can read the entire SAFE-AS press release on Freeskier.com here.

If you want the chance to heli ski with Lel Tone this winter, visit our Dates & Reservations page for more information.