In the mountains with Jenny Citherlet

In the mountains with Jenny Citherlet

Swiss-born 8-year MWHS Heli-Skiing Guide Jenny Citherlet says she dreamed of being a ski guide shortly after moving to Canada from Switzerland 17-years-ago… but thought this idea was way too far-fetched and unrealistic. However, as she spent more time in the ski industry and completed guide's training through the Canadian Avalanche Certification Program and the Canadian Ski Guides Association , she saw the true potential for herself as a professional heli-ski guide. Citherlet says she quickly fell in love with the Mike Wiegele's terrain, which offers many adventurous challenges for all types of…Read more
In the mountains with Bob Sayer

In the mountains with Bob Sayer

MWHS Operations Manager and 30-year veteran heli-ski guide Bob Sayer, knew he wanted to be a ski guide the moment he saw a Warren Miller movie featuring "Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing." He kept that goal for 10-years while working in the ski industry, until he earned the chance of a lifetime. In 1987, Sayer won the Canadian Powder 8's competition at Lake Louise, which earned him a coveted position in the Powder 8 World Championship at Wiegele’s. Sayer says when he arrived to ski, he met Mike Wiegele himself and convinced the skiing…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
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