Aaron Karitis grew up in Bend, Oregon where he was making his first turns at Mt. Bachelor about the same time he was taking his first steps. A graduate of the University of Utah, Karitis has been working in the heli ski industry for 10 years, nine at the sports pinnacle, in Alaska and with SEABA since 2013. He has logged nearly 300 days of heli-ski guiding in Alaska and has scouted and developed worldwide adventure programs for his skis, surf, and fish guide service Pulseline Adventure. International guide and avalanche certifications, an excellent safety record, and frequent first descents further highlight his experience. Karitis has also collaborated with the industry’s biggest film production companies on feature-length videos including Brain Farm Productions, “That’s It, That’s All”, Matchstick Productions “Claim”, and Standard Films, “Black Winter” and, “Global Storming.” Karitis has also appeared on the cover of Powder Magazine (October 2008).