Seb Heads to Haines


So I’m leaving Ã…re Sweden to go to Haines, Alaska for the second time in my life. After being in Haines last year for three weeks and experiencing the best skiing of my life I decided to return with a better set-up. This year I’m arriving earlier and staying for five weeks. I bought a sick sled and have scraped together some money for some heli time. I’m meeting up with photographer Oskar Enander, cinematographer Mark Smith and ckier Stephan Drake. They will be my sled buddies and roommates for the next five weeks. My plan is to get a lot of good skiing and to get some of it on film.

Leaving my two kids and girlfriend in Ã…re is always a hard thing and is hardly something that I ever get used to. I started out at 6 a clock in the morning leaving Ã…re/Östersund heading for Haines with four transfer flights on the way. Landing in Juneau at 10 pm after a 18 hours travel I got a motel just by the airport to get a few hours of sleep before leaving to Haines the next morning. I got up early and got to the Juneau airport and boarded a small propeller aircraft. The flight into Haines takes about 40 minutes and is probably one of the most beautiful routes you can fly with a plane. White jawdropping mountains sourrounding me left and right and the ocean right under me all the way to the little fishing town of Haines. Oskar Enander picked me up with a big smile and we went into town to fix some damaged sleds before driving up to the backhouse of the Funny Farm Lodge where we will stay for the next five weeks. The vibes are definitelly good arriving in Haines and I’m really amped and ready to get up on the mountain as soon as possible. The snow looks amazing and the wheather looks really stabile today. We will see what happens tomorrow. In Haines you there is one thing you can be sure of, that is that you can never be sure of the weather.