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

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
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

A Guide’s Take on Fun & Safe Tree Skiing

'Tis the season for amazing tree skiing in the Blue... anybody that has been here in December and January can attest to how fantastic it truly is. So what is it, you ask, that makes it so? Well, I sat down with Lead Guide Bob Sayer and asked his take on the matter. Here is what he had to say: "It snows in Blue River. A lot! That means we often ski in the trees. First time heliskiers are often apprehensive about tree skiing while long time skiers look forward to it. Why is that? Well, first off, the best…Read more

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