"If you want to ride in Haines you better know Seandog. He started the operation so he could ride with his friends. His operation is "AK Style." You will not be picked up in a fancy car or served hot chocolate on the glacier, but with any luck you will ride the best run of your life."
- Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones is most certainly right about one thing, Seandog is definitely the guy to know in Haines, but now, we can pick you up in a 'fancy' Ford Transit Quigley 4x4 van, and drinking hot chocolate on a glacier sure does sound nice. We have some of the sunniest skies in Alasla, we fly in A-Stars with groups of 5, and we operate in March and April. If you ever wanted to go heliskiing in Haines, we have dedicated our lives to this, and would be stoked to have you as our guest!
A little background...
Riding lifts and hiking was not enough for co-founders Bruce Griggs and Seandog Brownell. In the early 1980's, they could be found hiring random helicopters, duct taping their skis to the skids, and establishing first descents from Valdez to Juneau. From working hard all summer in the commercial fishing and construction industries, Bruce and Seandog would take winters off and charter helicopters through Coastal Helicopters, who still serve us today. It didn't take long to figure out helicopter bills are expensive, so they turned to their friends, inviting them to go skiing, but this time with a helicopter.
The dream moved from Juneau to Valdez, where helicopters became the best method of transportion in extreme skiing contests that people like Seandog, Bruce, Tom Burt, and other big mountain pioneers were entering. As Valdez became overcrowded, Seandog and Bruce decided to take their dream back home to Juneau, and incorporated Out of Bounds Adventures. Besides serving the locals of Juneau and making a film of their own, Seandog and Bruce would meet snowboard film pioneers like Justin Hostynek of Absinthe Films, and guiding film productions would become the backbone of their new business. Since that time, Out of Bounds Adventures became Alaska Heliskiing, and has provided services for IMAX movies, films for TGR, Matchstick Productions and other TV, film, and internet media production companies.
Seandog is now partnered with long time guest, turned co-owner, Stephen Spaeth. Stephen has been heliskiing for 20 years in North America and Europe, and was looking to change his passion for heliskiing into a lifestyle business that can be shared with others. Stephen created a climbing gym chain before turning to media production, wagyu cattle ranching, and permaculture design. With Seandog and Stephen's shared creative passions and complimentary strengths, they are building a lodge, and hope to bring out the incredible potential that has been created over the last 25 years.