Through the champagne powder

Helicopter skiing season opens in the mountains around Blue River

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing senior lead guide Barry Widas carves some turns through deep powder in the mountains near Blue River in early December.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing senior lead guide Barry Widas carves some turns through deep powder in the mountains near Blue River in early December.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing senior lead guide Barry Widas carves some turns through deep powder in the mountains near Blue River in early December. Now in its 43rd season, the heli-ski company employs close to 200 people each winter, making it the North Thompson Valley’s largest single employer.

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