Wiegele Helicopter Skiing opens for its 43rd season

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is underway with the first week of their 43rd helicopter ski and snowboard season

BLUE RIVER – Already boasting a solid snowbase, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is underway with the first week of their 43rd helicopter ski and snowboard season. Consistently, with some of the most snow in the world, guests continually flock to Blue River for world-class snow and the ultimate ski vacation.

“Nothing compares to the experience of heli-skiing and boarding in Blue River,” says Mike Wiegele, “It is unmatched anywhere in the world. From our amazing and massive ski terrain, unparalleled service, abundant amenities to our fine dining experience, Blue River is the ultimate powder destination.”

For the past 43 years, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has been a postcard winter wonderland and a skier/boarder’s dream. With 1.9 metres of champagne powder at treeline and close to three meters already in the alpine, the helis are flying and there is nothing but face shot conditions to start the season. The company’s professional guides recently spent 10 days training in these incredible conditions while the rest of the staff prepared the first-class resort for opening day.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is located in one of the world’s most productive snow belts. Nestled in the heart of the Cariboo and Monashee mountain ranges, spanning over 1.2 million acres of terrain and encompassing over 1,000 peaks and runs, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing offers unequaled tree and alpine skiing. Accommodating skiers of all abilities, the company has a variety of packages including introductory snowcat packages, to elite packages for the experienced hell-skier/-boarder, and private package for the ultimate experience.

For the 2012/13 season, the resort is offering the following specialty programs: Family Holiday Package where kids snowcat ski for free; Health and Wellness Week with Tony Horton; Spring Fling Week; Heli Prep Camps at Vail Mountain; and Youth Skills Development courses to develop the next generation ski guide. The 2012/2013 helicopter skiing season runs until April 13, 2013.


In the words of Mike Wiegele, “Let’s go skiing!”