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Heliski Haines, Alaska

A journey deep into the heart of Alaska – and to probably the best heliski spots in the world.

The snow-covered harbour town lies hidden on one of Alaska’s large fjords, surrounded by a bizarre mountain world. This combination of arctic and maritime influences allows the Haines area to have the driest and most stable snow conditions on earth.

The result are runs of almost 2,400 m to sea level and better flying weather than anywhere else in Alaska. Haines has long been known to the freeride world and has made a name for itself as Alaska’s “Spine Capital”. The surrounding terrain offers descents of all levels of difficulty. From long, sweeping runs in the flatter area to demanding 45° summit descents – there is something suitable for every level.

You will be accommodated in comfortable lodges in the centre of Haines. During your stay you will have the opportunity not only to explore the surrounding mountains, but also to experience the culture and hospitality of the locals.

Adventure Factor courageous
Experience / Emotion mindblowing
Fitness / Struggle get your legs in shape!
Risk feel free to tell your partner about it
Comfort comfortable

Highlights:

  • 6 full days in Heliskiing-Mecca Haines
  • Fantastic runs in all levels of difficulty
  • Small groups with a maximum of 5 guests per helicopter
  • The beauty of Alaska’s wilderness
  • Exclusively bookable with us

 

Find here a Video from our Heliski – adventures in Haines, Alaska!

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

Planned itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Haines and subsequent arrival at the lodge. In the afternoon safety training and equipment check. Welcome dinner at the lodge in the evening.

Day 2-7: Heliskiing! The exact runs are determined daily in the morning by the pilot and the mountain guides depending on the weather and snow conditions. After skiing or on downdays time to relax.

Day 8: Departure from Haines. Individual transfer to Juneau and return flight.

check_circle_outline  Inbegriffene Leistungen:

  • 7 nights in a Lodge in double room
  • full board
  • 6 days (depending on weather and snow conditions) guided heliskiing in small groups with certified local mountain guides (1 guide per 5 participants)
  • 22 runs (corresponds to around 18,000-23,000 meters of altitude )
  • Rental skis (Custom Powderski) and poles
  • Safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver)

 

help_outline  Optional services:

  • Single room supplement € 400 per person
  • Once the 22 runs are done and we still don’t have enough, we can get as many runs as we want for just $160/run/person.

highlight_off  Not included services:

  • International flight to Juneau (we will be happy to make you an offer)
  • Transfer from Juneau to Haines and back
  • personal insurances
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the hotel
  • personal ski equipment (ski boots, helmet, etc. )
  • tips
  • Single room supplement (€ 400 per person)

info  General info

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per email lukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Attention: Furtenbach Adventures only acts as an agent for this trip. Tour operator: Alaska Heliskiing, PO Box 1448 Haines, AK 99827; Tel: +1 907-767-5745.

https  Insurances

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) For this journey, the Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

language  Einreisebestimmungen

Passport and Visa Regulations

Swiss or EU citizens:

Canada: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 or more months.
For entering Canada and the USA , an electronic entry permit (eTA, ESTA) is required. Find further details under: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

work  Equipment

Please note which equipment is included under the point “What the price includes”. We will supply you with adequate safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe and avalanche transceive)

 

insert_chart_outlined  Difficulty / Technique

Heliskiing / Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

perm_identity  Physical Fitness

A key success factor in ski touring trips is being in good shape. We will ski down over 3000 vertical meters every day in varying snow condition.

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation.

 

payment  Payment

According to the GTC of the tour operator to reserve your trip a deposit payment of 50% is required. Payment in full is required to confirm your trip 60 days prior to reservation date.

 

directions_run Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms and Conditions the tour operator.
The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

until 61 days prior to departure…………………………. 0%
60 to 31 days prior to departure…………………………. 50%
less than 30 days prior to departure…………………… 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.