Wiegele offers junior ski guiding courses

Staff at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing are gearing up for the start of another season of Canadian Ski Guide Association junior courses

Staff at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing are gearing up for the start of another season of Canadian Ski Guide Association junior courses.

Several North Thompson young people have taken these courses when previously offered and have found them rewarding and worthwhile.

The Blue River heli-ski company has three courses coming up that are designed for aspiring young guides or for those who are looking to learn new mountain skills.

Aug. 26-30, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing will host the Summer Glacier course for students between 14-18 years of age. This course will have more emphasis on glacier travel compared to past years. The four-day course will start with a strenuous all day hike into the Grizzly Hut. Be prepared to camp and sleep outside.

Following in December, they will host a Junior Level 2 Avalanche course. Students will obtain their Avalanche Safety Training (AST) certificate upon passing this course.

In the spring, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing will also host a Level 2 Spring Ski Touring Course.

These 3 courses will earn participants a Junior CSGA Guide certificate. This will allow them to go straight into the CSGA Level 1 and CAA Level 1(age permitting). They can take these courses in any order.