MWHS Backs A New Generation in Alpine Ski Racing

MWHS Backs A New Generation in Alpine Ski Racing

BLUE RIVER, BC – Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is proud to announce the historical two-year sponsorship agreement to support Canadian World Cup athlete and 2018 Olympic hopeful, Erik Read. MWHS founder and owner Mike Wiegele, feels that this significant partnership showcases a new era in slalom and giant slalom ski racing in Canada and is honoured to support Read to further his journey at the elite level in FIS Alpine Ski World Cup competition and for the major events in 2018 and 2019. “We are so delighted to be associated with such a…Read more
MWHS Heli-Sightseeing Tours are Back!

MWHS Heli-Sightseeing Tours are Back!

This summer, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and Yellowhead Helicopters are offering exciting helicopter tours of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. The Blue River area is certainly a hidden gem, and in the summer... everyone can experience and discover the grandiosity of this terrain via the comfort of a Bell 206 B3 JetRanger. From July to September, these tours run daily and can seat up to four passengers. Contact the MWHS resort for booking a flight. Each tour option offers stunning scenic views and will certainly addict you to these mountains - bring your…Read more

Wiegele’s partners with wolverine study

A chance to see wildlife while skiing at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, is a very special experience. Often caribou, wolves, moose and goats that roam in the Wiegele terrain, can easily be spotted and observed from a distance. However, another special animal known as the wolverine is much more elusive... and sometimes never seen by anyone. In 2017, wildlife biologist Mirjam Barrueto is working within the MWHS terrain, to study wolverines in the Canadian Crown of the Continent (Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta and BC) ecosystems. This research will be used to determine…Read more

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