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

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

Powder Skiing with Mike

March, 2017 – From the deepest tree 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

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

Charlie’s Adventures – Windells Snowboarding Camp

Why stop snowboarding in the summertime, when there are places like Windells Snowboarding Camp! This summer, 10 year-old Charlie Guinn (son of Michelle Wiegele), took part in this super fun summer camps for kids, in Oregon. It was Charlie’s second summer cruising the slopes at Mount Hood, and besides improving his 180-grabs, nosegrabs, backflips and halfpipe runs on the hill, he also made some new friends and lots of great memories. The love of the slopes, "Wiegele creativity" and a quest for year-round fun, did not skip a beat in Charlie’s genes. Instead…Read more