In the Mountains with Jenny Citherlet

In the Mountains with Jenny Citherlet

Swiss-born 8-year MWHS Heli-Skiing Guide Jenny Citherlet says she dreamed of being a ski guide shortly after moving to Canada from Switzerland 17-years-ago… but thought this idea was way too far-fetched and unrealistic. However, as she spent more time in the ski industry and completed guide's training through the Canadian Avalanche Certification Program and the Canadian Ski Guides Association , she saw the true potential for herself as a professional heli-ski guide. Citherlet says she quickly fell in love with the Mike Wiegele's terrain, which offers many adventurous challenges for all types of…Read more

Powder Skiing with Mike

March, 2017 – From the deepest tree days...to cruising down glorious glacier runs... the MWHS Sports Shop carries over 20 models of skis from the industry's top ski companies. Hence why MWHS is renown for carrying skis and snowboards – for every condition AND for every style of rider. So of course everyone ALWAYS asks.. what skis does Mike Wiegele take into the mountains? For the past two seasons – day in and day out – one of Mike's favourite skis has consistently been the Volkl's 100Eight's, as one of his pick skis…Read more
2017 Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial X-Country Ski Race

2017 Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial X-Country Ski Race

February 16, 2017 – One of the most celebrated events of the year at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, is the Annual Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race. This year, close to 100 School District 73 Kindergarten to Grade 7 students, assembled on the Blue River cross-country ski trails for the 19th edition of the ski race – sponsored by MWHS and the Blue River Bruderschaft Friends Blue River Society. Since 2012, this commemorative event has paid tribute to the life of founding Bruderschaft member, 25-year Blue River resident and Mike Wiegele Helicopter…Read more
In the mountains with Bob Sayer

In the mountains with Bob Sayer

MWHS Operations Manager and 30-year veteran heli-ski guide Bob Sayer, knew he wanted to be a ski guide the moment he saw a Warren Miller movie featuring "Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing." He kept that goal for 10-years while working in the ski industry, until he earned the chance of a lifetime. In 1987, Sayer won the Canadian Powder 8's competition at Lake Louise, which earned him a coveted position in the Powder 8 World Championship at Wiegele’s. Sayer says when he arrived to ski, he met Mike Wiegele himself and convinced the skiing…Read more

Get Fit After The Holidays!

Whether you are skiing with us in the mountains or taking a break in the heli-ski village, our theme week schedules offer many opportunities for you to enhance your Blue River ski holiday experience this season. This year, the 4th Annual Health & Wellness Week (Tour 605) returns from Dec 31 to January 7. Daily activities for this week include apres-ski yoga, meditation and spin classes, which aim to provide you with the ultimate health and wellness routine. Our 2017 Wellness Week Practitioners Include: To guide us in our Health & Wellness Week,…Read more
Season Training Has Begun!

Season Training Has Begun!

Backcountry safety is always of prime importance in the heli-skiing and snowcat industries. From September 11 to 17, the annual Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) Glacial Skills and Recurrent Training Camp hosted in the Mike Wiegele skiing tenure at Blue River, BC, brought in 23 students, from all over the world. CSGI camp director, 17-year CSGA participant and Mike Wiegele Lead Guide Michel Hainault, explained that this camp offers participants (of all levels) a variety of rescue simulations (including crevasse and cliff rescue training), which prepares them for many of the challenges that…Read more