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
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
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
Summer in Blue River

Summer in Blue River

Five Reasons Why Blue River is Even Better in the Summer! By: Catharine Eckersley, Reservations Coordinator 1. Our beautiful weather! Lodge Entrance Although we’re all sad that the helicopters and most of our staff are gone for the summer, no-one is sad that the endless days of wearing multiple layers and our chunky, manly, winter boots are gone too! Dresses, shorts, t-shirts, and sandals fill the office and the town, and everyone’s enjoying the hot, sunny, and normally clear blue skies. Added bonus- it’s not disgustingly humid like in most cities - we…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