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
MWHS Heli-Sightseeing Tours are Back!

MWHS Heli-Sightseeing Tours are Back!

This summer, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and Yellowhead Helicopters are offering exciting helicopter tours of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. The Blue River area is certainly a hidden gem, and in the summer... everyone can experience and discover the grandiosity of this terrain via the comfort of a Bell 206 B3 JetRanger. From July to September, these tours run daily and can seat up to four passengers. Contact the MWHS resort for booking a flight. Each tour option offers stunning scenic views and will certainly addict you to these mountains - bring your…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

Mike’s Adventures – 2016 Tour De Blue

I would like to thank those who supported us on our annual 512-kilometer Mike Wiegele Tour De Blue biking trip. We rolled out of Banff on August 23, from the Soul Ski and Bike shop, and saw so many of our great friends along the way. For the first time, it was nice to have my daughter Michelle with us on the trip this year and doing something as a family was really special. My wife Bonnie, recently had an operation and traveled with us in a car, encouraging us down the road.…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