SLIDESHOW: Kids learn to helicopter-ski at Blue River

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing sponsors weekly trips into the mountains for local youngsters

Youngsters line up with Mike Wiegele (l) and their instructors as they get ready to fly up to Saddle Mountain from Mike Wiegele Heli-sk Resort on Saturday morning. The weekly learn-to-ski program is available without charge to the sons and daughters of resort employees

Youngsters line up with Mike Wiegele (l) and their instructors as they get ready to fly up to Saddle Mountain from Mike Wiegele Heli-sk Resort on Saturday morning. The weekly learn-to-ski program is available without charge to the sons and daughters of resort employees



 

Below: Youngsters line up with Mike Wiegele (l) and their instructors as they get ready to fly up to Saddle Mountain from Mike Wiegele Heli-sk Resort on Saturday morning. The weekly learn-to-ski program is available without charge to the sons and daughters of resort employees, and at a nominal charge for those from elsewhere in the North Thompson Valley. Two weeks ago about  dozen from Simpcw First Nation took part. The kids program is now over but an Easter camp is coming up.

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