The Silver Buckle

The Silver Buckle

What is the silver buckle? For many newcomers who take their first plunge into the world of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS), this is an honest question. Others who have visited the slopes of the Cariboo and Monashee mountains with MWHS many times over may carry the evidence to explain it to you themselves. The Silver Buckle is a token of recognition for powder enthusiasts who have obtained one million vertical feet, either on skis or snowboards. The buckle is presented to guests as a gift to celebrate the motivation and drive behind…Read more
January at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

January at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

January Skiing at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing - by Bruce MacMillan It was another amazing January at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing where we had powder days over and over again.  The first week of January also represents our Health & Wellness week which was a huge success again this year.  This week gives our guests a chance to ski half or full days as well as take part in workout sessions with special invited practitioners.  P90X’s Tony Horton headlined this week where he held classes every day after skiing as well as a…Read more
The Tour de Blue

The Tour de Blue

500 kilometers from Banff to Blue River - by Brooks Sutherland The Tour de Blue concluded in Blue River last week on Mike's 75th birthday. Mike, Bonnie and a few close friends gathered in Banff at the Mountain Magic bike shop for last minute tune ups and adjustments before hitting the road. The group consisted of Trish & Jerry Oster, Fred Hughes, Neil MacGillivray, Powder Mori and Mike & Bonnie. With a variety of experience and levels of preparation, the group set off to tackle 500 kilometers of steep climbs, winding switchbacks and…Read more
CSGA Ski Touring Course at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

CSGA Ski Touring Course at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

This past weekend, the Canadian Ski Guide Association hosted a Spring Ski Touring course for Youth. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Lead Guides Crosby Johnson and Scott Streadwick guided 8 aspiring ski guides into the backcountry terrain of the Cariboos. The course took place over 4 days and it introduced these guys to the skills of ski touring (or splitboarding) as well as winter camping and survival. Of course, it's important to have fun and get some fresh pow turns along the way. The group had an excellent time with awe inspiring views, great…Read more

Heli Skiing Photography – Best of February 2013

February was another phenomenal month of heli-skiing and heli-boarding in the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains in Blue River, BC. At our official remote weather station, total snowfall for the month of February measured 155cm. From guide observations, total snowfall was easily double that in areas such as Finn Trees and Ski World Trees. Here is the epic month of heli skiiing in pictures courtesy of Certain Images. [nggallery id=9]Read more

380 Million Vertical Feet and Counting…

What do these numbers mean to you? 380 million vertical feet skied 151 years of ski guiding experience To us it means that our ski guides are highly experienced, dedicated....and loved to ski! Combined, these 5 guys have heli skied 380 million vertical feet(based on 2.5 million vertical per season per guide) with 151 years of heli-ski guiding experience! left to right: Barry Widas, Bob Rankin, Bob Sayer, Erich Schadinger, Mike Wiegele (photo: Certain Images) To commemorate their dedication, Mike and Michelle Wiegele recently presented each of them with the highly coveted Silver…Read more