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Alaska Nature Tours. This company conducts bird-watching and natural-history tours through the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, operates brown bear–watching excursions in July and August, and leads hiking treks in summer and ski tours in winter. 109 2nd Ave., Haines, AK, 99827. 907/766–2876. www.alaskanaturetours.net. From $78.
Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures. The Chilkat Valley is a powdery heli-skier's paradise, and Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures lifts skiers and snowboarders by helicopter and Sno-Cat. The company also offers packages that include lodging. Haines, AK, 99827. 907/766-2010. www.seaba-heli.com.