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  1. #1
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    Haines heli 3/14-18/2019: A rittre ronery

    I made an insanely financially ill advised decision but almost certainly worthwhile decision yesterday: I booked the heli in Haines in March. Celebrating halfway point in residency and keeping my wife around for the first yr! ďBook it and ask questions laterĒ, heh...

    Will be pretty much 6 yr anniversary of last heli and I am STOKED. Already in better physical shape than Iíve been in a long time, so it was to my dismay to discover I canít convince anyone else to make the same ill advised purchase.

    I am, thus, a rittre ronery. Calling you out j wow.

    Iím doing the ski bum executive package for 3/14 to 3/18. Terrified of going alone and ending up in a group that wants to get ďsuboptimally radĒ. Iím sure itís impossible to have a bad time but Iím going for something very specific: a tight sphincter.

    Anybody interested?
    "I said flotation is groovy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Days View Post
    Iím sure itís impossible to have a bad time but Iím going for something very specific: a tight sphincter.

    Anybody interested?
    www.powerbottoms.com, JONG!
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    DD, who are you flying with?
    Life of a repo man is always intense.

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    im curious as to what the executive ski bum package includes and how it differs from the standard ski bum package
    other than that
    id take my wife
    she can hang in heli terrain
    probably why ive kept her for 21 seasons
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
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    ski on in eternal peace

  5. #5
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    Executive is 5 days, not 7.

    Alaska heli skiing will be my jam again
    "I said flotation is groovy"
    -Jimi Hendrix

    "Just... ski down there and jump offa somethin' for cryin' out loud!!!"
    -The Coolest Guy to have Ever Lived

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    lemme know ifin the better 1/2 half wants to come get utarded hang with the e-bakers and score some pointers from mine while your gittin sums heli jams
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
    ski on in eternal peace

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    Five days in Haines?

    Sounds awfully risky. I would not go for less than two weeks. Ten days are minimum IMHO. I have been skunked out for five days straight before. But hopefully I'm wrong and you will have a killer time!

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    We scored big last time, flying for out of five days. Hoping to get at least two! I think I might try to stick around for a six day just to maximize chances Iím getting the goods.

    Anybody else interested?
    "I said flotation is groovy"
    -Jimi Hendrix

    "Just... ski down there and jump offa somethin' for cryin' out loud!!!"
    -The Coolest Guy to have Ever Lived

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    I'm assuming you're bringing touring gear and stopping in Juneau? If so, I can drag you out for a tour on Douglas Island or the mainland if you have extra time.

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    I'll be there with a crew from March 9 until March 23. We will be the Norwegian crew, so should be easy to recognize. Maybe we bump into each other in town, if so, say hello and let's have some beers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Days View Post
    Executive is 5 days, not 7.

    Alaska heli skiing will be my jam again
    I got skunked on a 6 day trip in March 2 years ago. Well, not skunked... we flew one day and "skied" some flat wind buff that you had to skate and push across. Got unlucky with the weather. Super high winds for days caused major wind slab issues. Hope you get lucky - if I were to go back (which is doubtful), I'd definitely allocate more than a week.

    Buy trip insurance. They will reimburse you for unused heli time.

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    Appreciate the reality check. Iím trying to add on a 6th day to ward off evil spirits...

    Yet another difficulty of being a resident: never possible to take off more than a week at a time.

    See u up there, LiveLarger!
    "I said flotation is groovy"
    -Jimi Hendrix

    "Just... ski down there and jump offa somethin' for cryin' out loud!!!"
    -The Coolest Guy to have Ever Lived

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    I got skunked on a 6 day trip in March 2 years ago. Well, not skunked... we flew one day and "skied" some flat wind buff that you had to skate and push across. Got unlucky with the weather. Super high winds for days caused major wind slab issues. Hope you get lucky - if I were to go back (which is doubtful), I'd definitely allocate more than a week.

    Buy trip insurance. They will reimburse you for unused heli time.
    What company do you suggest?
    This would be helpful as most of the options we are looking at have prepaid heli time.
    Life of a repo man is always intense.

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