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Top five reasons to choose Alaska – SEABA Heli-Skiing

  • Best location to hit Alaska powder!
    Accessing a 60 km corridor from three strategically spaced heliports, each with distinct weather influences and terrain options, to make sure you have the best opportunity to crush powder.
  • Few down days
    The tree line in Haines, up to 1200 meters, is higher than any other Alaskan heli-skiing destination, so while others are sitting on their thumbs in the lodge wondering when the weather will clear, you’re ripping epic tree lines all day long.
  • Extreme, and friendly
    For those that dare, you will find some of the most extreme terrain in the world with descents up to 2000 meters. For the sweet run connoisseur, the long sweeping intermediate runs will satisfy the desires.
  • Ultra-Cool options
    With SEABA you can try sled-skiing and plane-skiing as alternatives to Heli-skiing.
  • High caliber staff
    The high caliber guide staff that safely guides clients in some of the most technical, steep, and variable terrain in the world, but the majority of our terrain is filled with the perfect 35-45 degree slopes with high quality AK “Blower” powder.

SEABA Heli-Skiing Quick Facts

Location: SEABA Heli-Skiing is located in Haines in the South East Alaska and is surrounded by mountains and water. There are several options to go to reach Haines. Either fly to Juneau, Alaska, and take an Alaska Seaplanes flight from Juneau to Haines, or fly to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, and rent a vehicle for a drive (4 hours) to Haines.

Ski Area: 3000 square kilometers.

Mountain range: Chilkat Mountains

Run Length: Up to 1800 vertical meters.

Ski Terrain: Varied terrain for all abilities, long sweeping intermediate runs that will satisfy the desires of the powder connoisseur, challenging summit descents for experts and some of the most extreme terrain in the world. The tree line in Haines, up to 1200 meters, is higher than any other Alaskan heli-skiing destination, so while others are sitting on their thumbs in the lodge wondering when the weather will clear, you’re ripping epic tree lines all day long.

Average snowfall:  11-15 meters per year

Number of Runs per Day: Depending on conditions we run up to 12 in a given day. With SEABA’s “hobbs” program you know exactly what you are paying for.

Grouping: Heli-skiing in small groups of 4, with 1 guide per group. Maximum 6 groups to a heli.

 

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Helicopter used

Helicopters: We use A-star B2 that seat five

Accommodation

The choices of accommodation in or close to Haines come with amazing scenery that fits all budgets. Whatever your lodging preferences SEABA will make you feel right at home and we are available day and night for any request.

Most common is the historic Fort Seward Lodge located in the center of Haines, 3 miles from our Airport heli pad and centrally located to all the restaurants of Haines.  At Fort Seward Lodge you will find the SEABA crew hanging out after hours enjoying the stories of the day. For a 7-night stay, rates are at $500 per person in double occupancy with private bath and breakfast included.

We also offer weekly private home vacation rentals right on the ocean looking at the Chilkat Mountains that we ski in, with the option of private cook and all transport taken care of by SEABA.  Glacier and ocean views right out your window. Treat yourself to a massage, spa treatment, sauna, then finish it of with a beverage and a hot tub.  This is a great option for those who would like a private high end Alaska experience. Contact us for current weekly rates.

Equipment

SEABA Heli-Skiing feature an assortment of K2 powder skis, including K2 Annex and K2 Darkside.

Guests must bring their own ski or boarding boots.

Guides & Safety

SEABA Heli-Skiing and Cat-Skiing guides are strong, capable and experienced.

The safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority and we make every effort to minimize the risks inherent to heli skiing in Alaska. You will not find a more qualified or skilled staff anywhere in the world. Our guides are unequalled and can safely get you and your party down the appropriate terrain that matches your skill level.

Backed by extensive years of professional training, our guides are very strong and capable and are highly experienced backcountry skiers. They will be sure to show you the ultimate Alaska mountain experience, as we take pride in providing exceptional guiding service to our clients. All guests get transceivers, probe, and shovel. You should bring you own regular pack, or airbags.  We also feature ABS and BCA Avy bags for rent at 150 per week or 40 USD per day.

Ability Level

If you can comfortably ski ungroomed red or black runs at a resort in western North America or the Alps of Europe, then you can ski in Haines.

Season

From February until May.

Down Days

According to our ski stats are for every 3 days there is 1 down day, so in a 7 days period expect 2.5 down days. These days you can chose to go Catskiing instead.

What your Package Includes:

  • Amazing Alaska heli-skiing
  • The heliski package is for 1 hobbs (Flight hour). 1 hobbs will net you 20-24 runs or about 70,000 vertical feet over the course of 7 days. The weather here in Alaska can change quickly, so you could burn through all your hobbs in 3 days (if it’s bluebird all day) or it could take the full week (or longer) if there are many weather / down days in a row.
  • All needed equipment
  • Powder Skis (>110mm)
  • Double  or single occupancy lodging, including breakfast and dinner for 6 of the 7 days you will be with us
  • Lunch on the mountain
  • All transportation to and from heliskiing, and group excursions on weather days. Option to book cat-skiing on no-fly days

Not included:

  • Tips & gratuity

Rates season 2017-2018

Feb 17 – Feb 24

HELI- SKIING ALL INCLUSIVE (over a 7 day window)

DAYS   LODGING         PRICE

7           Double              $ 4,990
7           Single                $ 5,690

Feb 24 – Apr 28

HELI- SKIING ALL INCLUSIVE (over a 7 day window)

DAYS   LODGING         PRICE

7           Double             $ 6,000
7           Single               $ 6,600

Feb 17 – Apr 28

1-DAY HELI SKIING

DAYS          PRICE

1                  $ 1,100

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  •  Sales tax: The packages include tax on all guide service
  • Prices in American dollars (USD)
  • Price is for one person

OTHER PACKAGES & SERVICES:  We also offer 7 day Private heliski packages, and plane skiing and snowmobiling. Contact us for more details and prices.
And we can help you with accomodation in Haines. We work with an number of hotels and got great rates, and can also offer private home accomodation with your own cook and transport.

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