Arrival - Students must be in Haines and prepared to begin class at 8 AM on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015. If you are traveling to Haines via Juneau, Alaska, there is a ferry (www.ferryalaska.com) from Juneau to Haines on Monday, February 23rd departing Juneau at 6:15 AM and arriving in Haines at 10:45 AM. This will give you plenty of time to purchase your groceries and supplies for the next two weeks in town and settle in for an early evening with lots of sleep prior the first day of the course. There are also flights from Juneau to Haines (www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com) every day weather permitting, but there will not be a flight early enough on the morning of the 24th to prepare you for an 8:00 AM class start time, so you will want to choose a flight the day before. The ferry is 4.5 hours and costs approximately $30, a flight is 35 minutes and the cost is approximately $105. If you will be driving to Haines from Haines Junction please check the Canadian and American border times in Haines and arrive by the evening of the 23rd. If you are driving to Haines and opting to take the ferry from Skagway, it leaves at 4:15 PM on the 23rd. *PLEASE VERIFY FERRY TIMES WITH THE ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM*
Departure - All students are welcome to stay in Haines after the completion of the guide school course. You will receive the guide rate for any heliskiing that you would like to do after the course, which is approximately 20 - 30 percent below our regular client rate. If you plan to leave Haines immediately following the course, there is a ferry to Juneau on the 13th of March leaving Haines at 4:00PM. The ferry from Haines to Skagway on the 13th of March leaves Haines at noon. And again, there are daily flights from Haines to Juneau, weather dependent.
Lodging is available for guide school students at the rate of $30 per night. Students share space in a house conveniently located near base and classes. There is a full kitchen, shared bedrooms and internet in the house. Lodging is also available for students after the course at the same rate when available, but your location may be changed. If you would like to camp at base during the course, there is a $15 per night charge for electricity hook up. Pay showers and laundry are available at base.