Blue River – Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing was pleased recently to host the fourth annual Christmas Kid’s Ski and Snowboard Camp. Designed for developing ski and snowboard skills, backcountry and mountain safety, wildlife awareness, teamwork and goal setting skills, this unique snowcat program ran from Dec. 19 to 23.
The program was led by fully certified ski guide and instructor Patrick Schmid and held on Saddle Mountain, which is a few kilometers east of Blue River.
Building interest and awareness of what Mother Nature has to offer in a safe and non-intimating environment, the camp has the benefit of teaching basic skills and practical knowledge tailored for our own region. The distinctive program has been very popular over the years, with many repeat participants. With the option of participating for three or five days, a total of nine children from various parts of the Southern Interior joined in on the all-day mountain activities.
Mike Wiegele hosts various children camps throughout the year and believes such programs are invaluable.
“Above all, children’s camps foster personal development and future growth. These types of programs provide experiences to remember and build from. Over the years, I have realized that this type of learning sticks with you forever,” states Mike.
Continuing with these educational and fun experiences, the company will host a similar ski and snowboard camp this coming spring. For more information about the upcoming program, please contact Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing at firstname.lastname@example.org.