Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine Honours Mike Wiegele

On April 21, 2013 Mike Wiegele was made a life member of the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine. Mike received the honor at a celebratory dinner in Whistler to mark the occasion and also to kick off the final week of training for mountain physicians enrolled in the first Canadian Diploma of Mountain Medicine course. The Canadian Diploma Course exists in part due to Mike’s advocacy at the International Commission for Alpine Rescue where the merit of such an undertaking in Canada needed champions. Mike has a long history of promoting all aspects…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

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
Shreducation Backcountry Camp at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

Shreducation Backcountry Camp at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

    For the first time in it's history, Shreducation is offering a Backcountry Camp at the world-famous Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing in Blue River, BC. The ultimate way to learn essential backcountry safety, skills, and technique in a safe and controlled setting. Campers will spend the week in a snowcat and helicopter with both professional guides and their coaches, exploring the backcountry terrain of the Cariboo and Monashee mountain ranges. The snowcat component will take place on Saddle Mountain where campers will focus on a mix of pre-built freestyle features and freeriding in open bowls and glades.…Read more