7 Day All Inclusive Heli Skiing Package
SEABA offer a 7 day all inclusive package which operates from Saturday to Saturday (no exceptions) each week in Haines Alaska.
Skier and boarder ability should be intermediate as a minimum and as these packages are based on mixed groups, you can join as a solo skier/boarder or a couple/small group. If you have a group of 4, you can make up your own helicopter group (like a semi-private group).
Packages include transport from Haines airport to the lodge, single or twin/double share lodging, all meals & guided heliskiing.
The heli skiing is based on 1 hours of hobbs (hours you are on-board the heli) which should provide you with around 24 runs or 70,000 to 80,000 vertical feet over the course of the 7 days.
Hobbs hours is one of the best ways to get the best value out of a heliskiing trip in Alaska as the weather can be variable (after all you want it to snow a lot so you can ski blower powder!). If you were lucky enough to get 3 bluebird days in a row at the beginning, you might burn through your 1 hours of included Hobbs time. In this case you can purchase additional Hobbs time for more heli skiing. If the weather is a fickle, it might the full 7 heli days to use your 1 hour of Hobbs time.
There are a few options to getting to Haines, Alaska by air and even by Ferry! The most common way is to fly into Juneau, Alaska on a commercial Airline, then book an Alaska Sea Planes flight form Juneau to Haines. See more info about getting there here>>
Here is a short teaser of what you can expect on a SEABA Heli Package....
Sample Itinerary for Weekly Packages
The following program is designed to provide an idea of how a week might pan out when working with weather & snow conditions.....
Saturday - Arrive in Haines in AM. Check in at SEABA HQ. Complete required avalanche and helicopter safety training, gear check and/or gear outfitting. Welcome dinner.
Sunday - Ski day 1. Breakfast and weigh in with all gear. It's blue and we head out to ski. Dinner with the team.
Monday - Ski day 2. It's snowing. Down day. Head to the cat hill, ski in the trees.
Tuesday - Ski day 3. Still snowing. Attend a free skills workshop, learn about digging snow pits.
Wednesday - Ski day 4. Breakfast at the Fort. Guide ship sent out early this morning, on call until 10am. It's a go! Head to heliport Mile 33, shred pow.
Thursday - Ski day 5. It's clear, head to heliport Mile 10. Fly in, ski, eat lunch in the mountains. Ski more, your legs ache, time to head in.
Friday - Ski day 6. Weather is clear. Head out to heliport Mile 7. You're hooked on this heli skiing thing.
Saturday - Ski day 7. If you haven't already burned through your hobbs or if you want to ski more. Say your goodbyes. Return gear. Depart Haines.
*Down Day - A ski day that we are not able to fly do to weather and avalanche conditions. If weather permits, you can go cat skiing or snowmobiling. Attend a free backcountry skills workshop by our guides. Take a boat to Skagway. Go for a hike or a yoga class. Explore town. Rest.
2017 Rates & Inclusions
| Rates are US$ per person (ex 2% tax)
|| Feb 11 - Feb 15
||Feb 25 - April 29
| Single Room
| Twin/double room
- Base/invoice currency is US Dollars
- Extra Hobbs hours at $3,000 per hour (calculated based on actual time used)
- Guided heli skiing (Max 4:1 ratio guests to guide)
- 1 hour of Hobbs heli time (time in the heli under power)
- Cat skiing on down days
- 7 nights quality lodging
- Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (from Saturday dinner to Saturday lunch)
- Use of avo safety gear (SEABA recommend bringing your own if you have it)
- Haines airport scheduled return transfer to lodging
SEABA Terms & Conditions
Heli Skiing Cancellation & Refund Policy
There will be no refunds. Any participant may transfer their trip at anytime. If cancellation occurs within 90 days of your trip we will keep your deposit. Credits will be available if SEABA was unable to provide for the service you purchased based on mechanical breakdown or other acts of God like cancellation of service because of instabilities in the snow pack that force SEABA to shut down operations. This does not apply to general weather. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU ACQUIRE TRIP INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. SEE BELOW!
If you are concerned about getting weathered out and not being able to recoup your monetary losses, then we HIGHLY suggest purchasing travel insurance. We recommend buying "Trip Interruption Insurance" from the following companies: www.travelexinsurance.com or www.travelguard.com. These options allow for monetary recoup of your trip if no services were offered or if your trip gets canceled because of natural disaster or force de majuere. Typically insurance costs are 4-6% of trip cost. SEABA will support your insurance claim.
Cat Skiing Cancellation & Refund Policy
If you cancel 7 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure you will be able to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount, net a 15% administrative fee. If any cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure you will lose the complete value of your monetary investment. If your adventure must be canceled due to circumstances outside of your own (ie. weather), the outfitter will work with you to reschedule for no extra fees.
Multi-Day Plane Skiing Cancellation & Refund Policy
If you cancel 14 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure you will be able to reschedule. Unfortunately, reimbursements will not be given. If any cancellation is made less than 3 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure you will lose the complete value of your experience and the ability to reschedule. If your adventure must be canceled due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. weather, size of party, mechanical breakdown), the outfitter will work with you to reschedule for no extra fees. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase, net a 15% administrative fee.