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 Letters    April 17, 2014 

Thanks SEABA, for Big Air's big grins

I think everyone who attended the Big Air competition on Sunday would agree that Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures deserves a hearty thank...

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Heli-ski safety under scrutiny

Following the deaths of three Haines heli-ski guides in as many years, the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section is investigating measures...

 Letters    April 3, 2014

Thanks to SEABA for offering class

During the winter months, eighth grade students at the middle school, led by Jon Gellings of Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, dug their way...

 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

SEABA: No more heli-skiing for '14

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg said the company has shut down its heli-ski operations for the remainder of the...

 Letters    March 27, 2014

Donate air bags for heli-ski industry?

Tread lightly when you call for the borough to impose more regulatory requirements. Every industry has regulating organizations. Typically in the ski...

 Letters    March 27, 2014

Air bags should be required for guides

So sorry to read about the death of another Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures guide, the second death of a guide while working for SEABA in two...

 By Karen Garcia    News    March 20, 2014

Avalanche buries, kills SEABA guide

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures heli-skiing guide Aaron Karitis of Bend, Ore., died Monday night at Anchorage’s Providence Medical Center...

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 26 Mile heliport

A Haines Borough Assembly meeting that lasted nearly nine hours this week after it was continued to a second night resulted in a split decision for...

 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Heli-ski firms: Open more area for 'event'

Two local heli-ski companies are asking the Haines Borough to temporarily open nearly 10,000 acres of terrain closed to the sport for a month-long...

 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Assembly to revisit heliport issue

The Haines Borough Assembly agreed last week to hear an appeal of a Feb. 13 planning commission decision denying a conditional use permit for a...

 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Heliport try denied; SEABA to appeal

Scott Sundberg, co-owner of Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, is appealing a Feb. 13 Haines Borough Planning Commission decision denying his...

 By Karen Garcia    News    February 6, 2014

SEABA resumes push for heliport

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg once again is applying for a permit to establish a heliport near Chilkat Lake Road....

 By Karen Garcia    News    February 6, 2014

Warm weather worries heli-skiers

Unseasonably warm weather has local heli-ski operators and backcountry skiers biting their nails about snow conditions and the future of the skiing se...

 Letters    January 16, 2014

Spot checks on heli-skiers not enough

Fifty-four days with illegal trespass violations during 78 days of operation in 2012 and 2013 are adequate proof that the local heli-ski industry need...

 By Tom Morphet    News    January 9, 2014

SEABA agrees to pay $21K to BLM

A Haines helicopter skiing company has agreed to pay more than $21,000 in fines and fees for flying on federal lands closed to the activity 54 times d...

 Letters    September 12, 2013

SEABA loan aids Klondike Relay team

I would like to thank Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures for sponsoring our Klondike Road Relay team. We wouldn’t have had so much fun and...

 By Karen Garcia    News    July 18, 2013

Mayor pushes monitoring, tougher fines on heli-skiing

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott is proposing the borough ramp up its monitoring of heli-ski tour companies and stiffen fines. Scott will ask the...

 Letters    May 30, 2013

Total of heli-ski violations is unknown

The CVN headline May 2 implied there were only six heli-skiing violations in 2013. The actual number of violations is unknown because the borough...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

SEABA fined for landing at fatal accident site

The Haines Borough fined Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) $500 last week for operating on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 2, 2013

Borough: 6 heli-ski violations in season

The Haines Borough recently leveled a combined $1,200 in fines against two heli-skiing companies for six permit violations in March and April.   The...

 News    May 2, 2013

BLM weighs penalty for heli-ski tour

A representative for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said the agency’s law enforcement sector is investigating whether to take punitive action a...

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Helicopter landing pits lodge against neighbors

An unexpected helicopter landing at a Mosquito Lake lodge prompted confusion and irritation among area residents Monday. A Last Frontier Air Ventures... Full story

 Letters    April 25, 2013

Sorry for helicopter intrusion at lodge

I want to apologize to Mosquito Lake residents who were surprised and upset about a helicopter landing at the Funny Farm on Monday. First, we... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

SEABA: Rescue call a false alarm

An avalanche in the Kicking Horse area triggered a “false alarm” Friday when a Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) employee called... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

SEABA: Rescue call a false alarm

An avalanche in the Kicking Horse area triggered a “false alarm” Friday when a Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) employee called... Full story


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