ALASKA OFFERS MANY different destinations and outfitters for heliskiing trips. I flew with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) out of Haines. Located about 90 miles Northwest of Juneau, Haines is considered one of the up-and-coming destinations for big mountain freeskiing and riding. The 2,000-person town can only be reached by plane or ferry and is situated at the foot of both the Chilkat and Fairweather Mountain Ranges, which, together, form some of the most insane ski terrain in the world. For adrenaline junkies, Haines has all you can handle, but it can be dangerous and it’s important to go with the best guides available. SEABA proved to me during my visit that safety is their first priority and that they can make skiing even the most challenging terrain, an safe experience for any rider.
Heliskiing in Alaska can be as dangerous as it is spectacular, but with the right guide, it’s something every skier/rider should put on their list.
What did you think of this story?