A booking is confirmed when a deposit of 50% is received. We work with fixed prices from Alaska, therefore all our prices are indicated in US Dollars (USD). As a result, there can be no ambiguities about exchange rates. The remaining payment must be paid sixty days before the start of the trip.
‘The waiting game’ is a well-known expression in Alaska. The weather can be quite unpredictable and itispossible that the helicopter cannot fly for the duration of a few hours, a day, or a number of days. Fortunately, the chance of no ski timeis something that rarely happens during a week in Alaska. You will not receive a refund for down days, but you can use half of the flight time as credit on your next booking.
The big advantage of Haines is that the helipad borders the mountains where you’ll be skiing directly. Therefore, if an unexpected possibility to go skiing arises during adverse weather conditions, you’ll be able to fly out immediately. This is in steep contract to other heli-skiing locations in Alaska such as Valdez and the surrounding region, where you have to fly much longer distances before getting into the mountains. This is not our preferred option, as longer flight times increase the chance of uncertain weather conditions. Haines is unique in this respect, because we are literally just a few minutes away from the first descents!
We understand that incidental unforeseen situations might compel you to cancel a trip. However, we want to ensure our guests a safe and exceptional heli-ski experience. To do so, we make substantial costs and commit to many obligations long before the start of the journey. That is why it is important for you to be well informed on our cancellation policy. In addition, we advise you to acquire a cancellation insurance that specializes in heli-skiing and covers the cancellation of your trip. Please contact us for additional information on this matter.