Co-Owner / Founder / Logistics Manager / Lodge Owner / Fun Coach
Nick has been involved in the ski and snowboard industry for over 30 years, starting his first cat-ski and heli-ski operations in the mid 90's in Colorado and Montana. He joined forces with SEABA Heli in 2005, acquiring extensive permits and organizing the purchase of The Fort Seward Lodge, SEABA's home base since 2007. He has played a pivotal role in making SEABA what it is today. Nick is always on the move to ensure operations run smoothly and all clients have the time of their lives with SEABA.
Co-Owner / Finance Manager
Big Sky, Montana
Ben graduated from College of the Rockies in British Columbia in 2004 and started his guiding career on the rivers of Valdez, Alaska before moving to the heli-ski industry. Around this time, he also began patrolling at Big Sky Resort in Montana. Ben has his Canadian Avalanche Level 1, American Avalanche Level 2, and EMT certifications. In 2012, he joined SEABA Heli as a co-owner and guide. Ben believes Haines to be the foreground of heli-skiing's future and works diligently to provide the SEABA staff with every resource possible to deliver the best product to guests.
Co-Owner / Photographer / Legend
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Will grew up in the mountains of northern New Mexico where he developed a passion for skiing at an early age. Never one to follow the traditional path, Will obeyed his passion and migrated to Utah. His photography career was kickstarted as a snowmaker at Alta Ski Resort in 1995. Watching the sunrise every morning deep within the Wasatch empowered him to photograph skiers just before sunrise during the optical phenomenon called "alpenglow." Now, years later, Will has earned a reputation as one of snow sports' most respected photographers. His images have graced the pages of nearly every major snow publication worldwide as well as mainstream outlets such as Men's Journal, Forbes and Outside.
Hailing from a small ginning town in South Carolina, Alexa has been heading our operation for two years. A background in management and a love of new adventures brought her to the mountains of Alaska where she and her dog, Birdie, keep the helicopters flying and our operation running smoothly. When she isn't in Haines, Alexa works as a custom hat maker in Jackson, Wyoming and enjoys mountain biking, running and fishing.
Lead Guide / Leavenworth, Washington
Austin started guiding mountaineering trips in Alaska in 2006 in the Denali National Forest, including a ski descent of Denali and more recently guides in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park. His certifications include: IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guide, AAI Avalanche Level 3, Wilderness First Responder, and Leave No Trace Certified Trainer. In the off season, Austin runs a tree cutting service in Washington.
Guide / Juneau, Alaska
Lucas was born and raised in Southeast Alaska where he found his passion for adventure at an early age. Snowboarding soon became the forefront of that passion and remains the driving force in his life today. After his first heli trip at the age of thirteen, his gaze became fixated on riding the epic terrain that coastal Alaska has to offer. Guiding has since taken him all over Alaska and around the world in pursuit of the moments you can only find in the mountains. When there aren’t turns to be had, Lucas enjoys exploring and fishing.
Guide / Gstaad, Swiss Alps
Simon was born and raised in the Swiss Alps and currently resides in Gstaad where he runs his own guide service. He has been skiing since the age of two and started mountaineering when he was fourteen. Simon visited Alaska for the first time in 2000 to climb Denali and has made it a priority to come back ever since. He has been a Swiss ski guide since 2003 and became a fully certified UIAGM/IFMGA guide in 2007. Simon is also an integral part of the Swiss Alpine
Rescue Service, specializing in helicopter rescue operations.
Guide / Jackson, Wyoming
Jessica started heli-ski guiding in Alaska’s Chugach range in 2004 and has been a heli-ski throughout North America and beyond ever since. Jessica is an AMGA certified ski guide and aspirant IFMGA guide and works year-round for Exum Mountain Guides, Jackson Hole Alpine Guides, Ski Divas, and the American Avalanche Institute. In addition, Jessica is a PSIA Level III alpine ski instructor and a Divisional Examiner/Clinic Leader (DECL) for the Intermountain Division of PSIA, and a trainer for the Jackson Hole Ski School. When not traveling the globe for skiing and mountain guiding, Jessica lives in Jackson, WY with her two young daughters and husband.
Guide / Victor, Idaho
Peter Stone is a mountain professional based in Teton Valley, Idaho. He began his guiding career in 2016. Peter has worked across the western United States, Canada and Alaska on ski mountaineering and alpine climbing expeditions. He continues to push himself as a mountain athlete with a few first ski descents in Patagonia and British Columbia. Some of Peter's certifications include: AMGA Ski Guide, AAI Avalanche Professional Level 2, AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide, LNT Master Educator and Wilderness First Responder.