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
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

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

New Skis Have Arrived

The Skis have Arrived! We are excited! Snow has started in the mountains and heli seats are selling out fast. The guides are training and ready to take you out skiing! This is also the time that the latest and greatest skis from our suppliers show up. This year Atomic and Volkl have a new and revamped range of powder specific skis to suit everyone. The Automatic line has been expanded adding the Automatic 109 and 117 to augment one of last year's favourite the Automatic. Volkl has added the 3 (150-135-140) for…Read more