today is Oct 01, 2022

podcast Credit: SnowBrains

Brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile

This episode is going to be a little different: I’m going to tell you a ghost story. A ghost story from 18,000 feet up.  A ghost story I first heard while evacuating a patient off a high volcano in Mexico. This story still gives me the shivers when I think of it…😱

This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Valle Nevado, Chile:

Valle Nevado, Chile’s premier ski resort located 90 minutes from Santiago with the largest skiable domain in South America and world-class heli-skiing deep in the Andes Mountains.

Valle Nevado celebrates 34 years of offering North Americans summer skiing from June to September. Spectacular Andean views, empty slopes, no lift lines, and delicious cuisine paired with Chile’s famous wine are all the hallmarks of a Valle Nevado vacation. Valle Nevado is a member of Ikon and Mountain Collective and offers all-inclusive packages for every price point. It’s no wonder so many international ski teams and pro skiers and snowboarders call Valle Nevado home every summer.

Live the Endless Winter! And don’t let your skis get lonely. Ski and ride the magical Andes this summer at Valle Nevado starting June 17.

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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #3 – H.A.P.E. The Ghost of La Anciana – Mexican Ghost Stories From 18,000 Feet

Recorded on March 29, 2022, in Valdez, AK

Music by Chad Crouch

Host, producer, editor, and creator = Miles Clark

About The SnowBrains Podcast:

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The SnowBrains Podcast Season 1 Episodes:

  • Episode #1: Why Is The Colorado Backcountry the Deadliest in the USA?
  • Episode #2: Are Ski Resorts Safe To Visit During COVID-19?
  • Episode #3: Why Do Skiers Tear Their ACLs So Frequently?
  • Episode #4: What’s The #1 Tool Available To Skiers Riders in Avalanche Terrain?
  • Episode #5: Renaming Squaw Valley, CA Squaw Alpine’s 2020/21 COVID Strategy
  • Episode #6: Alta Ski Area – Skiing First, COVID, Canyon Traffic, Possible Mt. Baldy Tram
  • Episode #7:  Andrew McLean, The Big Mountain Scientist [Part 1]
  • Episode #8:  Andrew McLean, The Big Mountain Scientist [Part 2]
  • Episode #9:  Whistler Blackcomb – Climate Change, The Future of Summer Skiing, COVID
  • Episode #10: Chris Davenport – Legendary Freeskier, Ski Mountaineer, Mountain Guide
  • Episode #11:  Cody Townsend – Star Producer of The Fifty Project
  • Episode #12:  Randall Osterhuber – Winter Survival Instructor, Search Rescue Badass, Snow Scientist, Avalanche Forecaster, Mountain Guide
  • Episode #13:  Adrian Ballinger – Climbing Mt. Everest K2 Without Supplemental Oxygen
  • Episode #14:  Bode Miller – The Winningest American Male Ski Racer of All-Time
  • Episode #15:  Dr. Ethan Greene – Why Did The USA Just Have Its Deadliest Avalanche Cycle in History?
  • Episode #16:   27 Avalanche Deaths in Only 29-Days in the USA… Why Did the US Just See Its Deadliest Avalanche Cycle of All-Time?
  • Episode #17:  Dr. Michael Fischman: COVID Vaccine – When Will Ski Resorts Go Back To Normal?
  • Episode #18: Jeremy Jones – Legendary Big Mountain Snowboarder, Climate Change Activist, CEO/Founder of Jones Snowboards
  • Episode #19: Angela Hawse – President of the American Mountain Guide Association
  • Episode #20: Daron Rahlves – 4 Time Olympian, King of Kitzbühel, and World Jet Ski Champion

The SnowBrains Podcast Season 2 Episodes:

  • Episode #21 | Doug Stoup – More North South Poles Than Anyone on Earth, Pro Soccer Player, Mountain Guide, Founder Ice Axe Expeditions
  • Episode #22 | Bjarne Salen – Filmer of “The Fifty” w/ Cody Townsend, Hardcore Ski Mountaineer, Adventurer, Philosopher
  • Episode #23 | Todd Offenbacher – Comedian, Mountain Guide, Body Builder, Badass Rock Climber, TV Personality, Climbing Community Builder
  • Episode #24 | Scott Gaffney – Matchstick Productions Editor, Producer, Filmer, the G in Shane McConkey’s GNAR, Lake Tahoe Surfer, Badass Freeskier
  • Episode #25 | Ingrid Backstrom – Legendary Freeskier, Fierce Competitor, Game-Changer, Ski Movie Star
  • Episode #26 | Dr. Ethan Greene, Director of CAIC – Why Did the USA Have the Most Avalanche Deaths in History Last Season?
  • Episode #27 | Travis Ganong – Badass World Cup Olympic Ski Racer, World-Class Freeskier
  • Episode #28 | Tommy Moe – Olympic Gold Medal Ski Racer, Alaska Heli-Ski Guide, Co-Founder of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska
  • Episode #29 | Doug Fish – The Genius Who Created the Indy Pass, the Fastest Growing Multi-Mountain Pass on Earth With Over 80 Ski Resorts
  • Episode #30 | Tom Day – Emmy Winning Cinematographer, 38 Years as Warren Miller Director/Filmer/Skier, “Blizzard of Aahhhs” Ski Movie Star, Smoothest Skier on Earth
  • Episode #31 | Dr. Russ Costa PhD – Why People Do Dumb Shit in the Mountains!!
  • Episode #32 | Eddie Taylor – Member of “Full Circle Everest” 1st All-Black Team to Attempt 29,032′ Mt. Everest
  • Episode #33 | Park City Professional Ski Patrol – Battling Vail Resorts For a Living Wage
  • Episode #34 | Julian Carr – 210-Foot World Record Cliff Invert, Pro Freeskier, Discrete Founder, X-Games Gold Medalist, Cirque Series Founder
  • 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
  • Episode #36 | Scot Schmidt – The Original Freeskier
  • Episode #37: Elyse Saugstad – Ski Movie Star, Freeride World Tour Champion, Skier of the Year, 3x Best Line of the Year, In ESPN’s Top 50 Women in Action Sports