Spring Fling week hits Wiegele World

At Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, we definitely don’t like saying goodbye to heli-skiing season, however when we do… we prefer to send it out with a BANG! Spring Fling & Steep Camp week (April 1 to 8) at MWHS, is traditionally the party that puts a climatic cap on the winter festivities in Blue River. During these 7-days, every evening offers reason for a party in the Main Lodge. On Tuesday, Casino Night takes over Wiegele World as guests can take part in a James Bond theme in the Silver Buckle Lounge. Wednesday’s…Read more
In the mountains with Elias Ortner

In the mountains with Elias Ortner

When Elias Ortner first thought of working as a heli-ski guide for Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, he was working as a ski instructor and supervisor at the Skischule Heugenhauser, in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria. After 10-years working within the Austrian Alps around Salzburg, Elias says he began dreaming of experiencing the famous powder and the 1.2 million acre unlimited vertical terrain, in Blue River. In August 2007, Elias says he met Mike Wiegele for the first time in Austria. Three months later, Elias joined the Wiegele team and began the next leg of his skiing…Read more
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