Anatomy of a Wiegele Guide

Our heliski guides definitely have a heart of gold  ... but we are not insinuating that there is an actual common physical anatomy of a ski guide. However, the anatomy of what they sport out in the  field is the same. On average, Wiegele Guides spend 120-140 days a year working in a harsh mountain environment. That being said, it is extremely important that they use only the best and most durable products available. So for all those curious cats out there, we put together this little diagram highlighting the exterior anatomy of a Wiegele guide. S Read more

Powder Teaser Alert!

With so many places across the globe screaming for snow, we feel pretty fortunate to be in a place with no shortage of powder. We had a beautiful 30cm of fresh yesterday! Here is a short teaser from Lead Guide Tim McLean skiing on Ski World Trees...we are loving the Go Pro.Read more

Picture Perfect Season Start

Yes!!! Our heli skiing season is in full swing and it has been an excellent first week. Despite modest snow levels around the globe, Blue River has held true to its reputation with a great base and fantastic skiing. We thought we'd share a few pics from our first turns, captured by our talented on-site photographer, John Schwirtlich of Certain Images. Be forewarned...these pictures may solicit severe envy and a strong urge to go heliskiing (click on the thumbnail to view the image).Read more

Meet the Helis

One of the most common questions we get is, "what type of helicopters do you use?" That is an excellent question which we thought we'd spend time answering here... Here at Wiegele World, we partner with VIH Helicopters for all our heli needs. Entering their 57th year in operation, VIH highly experienced pilots work with a team of talented engineers to maintain the industry's highest maintenance and operating standards. Our heated hangar allows the team of engineers to ensure all maintenance schedules inspections are met - regardless of weather conditions. We currently use…Read more

The man, the legend, my boss…Part 2

In Part 2 of the Wiegele saga, I bring you a clip from Warren Miller's Dynasty.  Dynasty was released in 2010 in honour of the company's 60th anniversary...which happened to coincide with our own 40th celebratory year. The clip is a wonderful depiction of the man himself, Mr.Mike Wiegele. Hope you enjoy this little treasure. Athletes featured are Mike Wiegele of Blue River, Chris Benchetler of CA, and Cody Barnhill of UT.Read more

The man, the legend, my boss…Mr.Mike Wiegele

People often ask me what Mike Wiegele is like... "I am committed to the 'soul' of skiing," says Mike. "To enjoy the true freedom of skiing is to return to nature's purest form of backcountry wilderness. There is nothing like the whisper of the wind and the hiss of skis sliding through snow. To experience these moments is sacred." Whenever I’m asked about Mike, I always hesitate. It is not that easy to sum a person up in a casual conversation. There are, of course, canned lines and scripted text I could regurgitate.…Read more