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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Deep Divine Powder
Deep Divine Powder
Mellow Alpine Terrain
Mellow Alpine Terrain
Log Chalet, Heli Village Resort
Log Chalet, Heli Village Resort
Log Chalet Interior
Log Chalet Interior
Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing
Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing
Miles of Untracked Powder
Miles of Untracked Powder
Varied Terrain, Mike Wiegele
Varied Terrain, Mike Wiegele
Deep Powder
Deep Powder
Glacier Skiing Mike Wiegele
Glacier Skiing Mike Wiegele
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Canada
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Canada
Vast Terrain
Vast Terrain
Heli Skiing Canada at its Best
Heli Skiing Canada at its Best
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
1.2 million acres of terrain
1.2 million acres of terrain
The Divine Powder
The Divine Powder
Heli Boarding Canada
Heli Boarding Canada
More Untracked Pow
More Untracked Pow
Lovely Pillow Lines
Lovely Pillow Lines
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

Mike Wiegele

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Canada Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is an incredibly well known Canadian heli skiing company. Mike Wiegele is one of the icons and pioneers of heliskiing Canada. The operation commenced in 1970, and Mike Wiegele is still considered a leader in BC heli skiing and the global industry. Plenty of inspirational exposure on Warren Miller and other ski movies has probably also contributed to the high profile of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing!

Mike Wiegele is a large company offering a range of heli skiing packages, from day heli skiing to multi-day holiday extravaganzas. Most guests stay in the luxurious Mike Wiegele heli resort village that has amazing amenities and caters to discerning tastes. Or for those that want something a little more intimate, there are special uber-luxury lodges.

Whatever heli ski package you choose, the heli skiing will be superb. Mother Nature drops phenomenal deep blower powder on the Mike Wiegele terrain, providing the sort of skiing and snowboarding that powder hound dreams are made of! The snow is absolutely magic, and there are more fresh turns than you could ride in a life time. The massive terrain is about twice the size of the average Canada heli skiing tenure!




Where is Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing Located? The Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing operation is located in the heart of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, near the tiny township of Blue River, British Columbia. Blue River is about halfway between Jasper and Kamloops; being 230km northeast of Kamloops and the Sun Peaks ski resort. See the getting to Mike Wiegele page for more information.

Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing BC - Packages You can choose from day heli skiing or 3, 5 or 7 day heli ski trips. Multi-day trips can either be deluxe packages, super elite, elite, or you can design your own week with a private package. Snowcat skiing trips and cat skiing/heli skiing combos are also available.
Here’s an overview of the Mike Wiegele heli skiing Canada packages:

  Guests
 per
group
Guides
per
group
Groups
per
heli
Vertical
ft, 7
day trip
 Heli Ability  Accom/
Occupancy
Days
#
Deluxe  9  2  3 80,000 Bell 212 Strong
intermediate
& above
Double,
chalet
3,4,7
Super
Elite
 8  2 100,000 Bell 212 Experienced
& fit
Double,
chalet
Elite  4-5 1  3 100,000 A Star B2/
Bell 407
Experienced
 & fit
Double,
chalet or
Albreda 
3,4,7
Day
Skiing
 5  n/a A Star B2  Strong
intermediate
& above
Optional  1


  Guests
 per
group
Guides
per
group
Groups
per
heli
Included/
Guarantee
Hours *
 Heli Ability   Accom Days
Semi
Private
Bell 212
up to 
10
2 2 11/7 Bell
212
Strong
intermediate
& above
Double,
chalet
or Albreda
7
Private
Bell 212
up to 
10
2 1 11/7 Bell 
212
Strong
intermediate
& above
Double,
chalet or
Albreda
7
Semi
Private
A Star
up to
4
1 2 16/9 A Star Strong
intermediate
& above
Double,
chalet or
Albreda
7
Private 
A Star
up to
4
1 1 11/7 A Star Strong
intermediate
& above
Single,
chalet or
Albreda
7

# only 7 day packages available in mid season for many packages
*for bulk of season, but not for early season
NB There are options with most of the packages to upgrade accommodation to single occupancy or to the Albreda Lodge.





Heli Ski Resort Village Rather than just having one small lodge, Mike Wiegele has a self-contained village! The Mike Wiegele Heli Ski Resort Village is magnificent, and incredibly unique for the BC heli skiing industry. Most guests stay in one of 22 handcrafted log chalets that are dotted around the resort. Double occupancy accommodation is available, as is single accommodation (pending availability and subject to surcharge). Each log chalet includes all the required amenities, including wireless internet.

A large central rustic lodge contains many of the resort’s amenities including: the dining room; the award winning wine cellar; a lounge where you can have a drink by the fireplace; a boutique with a huge range of Mike Wiegele souvenirs, clothing and hardwear; a fitness centre that includes a studio, gym, whirlpool and sauna; massage services; tuning shop; a games room with table tennis, foosball and a variety of other games; and an on-site medical clinic.

The Thunder Ridge Centre has admin facilities that can be used by guests such as computers, internet, fax and phones, in case you need to tell your friends back home about the fabulous time you’re having!

The dining at Mike Wiegele is an absolute highlight! Each evening meal alternates between an innovative plated meal and an amazing buffet with delights such as sushi, Atlantic lobster, wild smoked salmon and other specialty fare. The cuisine can be accompanied with wine from the international cellar that has hundreds of wines. Most guests gather in the dining room to share camaraderie and stories of the amazing powder skiing, or you can request to have meals served in your chalet.

Albreda Lodge Albreda Lodge is an alternative to the Heliski Resort, with amazing luxury, an intimate setting, sophisticated style and exceptional service. Albreda Lodge is exclusively available to small and large groups of guests booking private, semi-private, or elite 7 day packages. See the Albreda Lodge page for more information.

Heli Skiing Canada – Mike Wiegele Terrain With 1.2 million acres, the Mike Wiegele terrain is vast and includes over 1,000 peaks. The guides have a huge variety of slopes to chose from to cater for differing weather conditions and ability levels.

Strong intermediate to advanced powder skiers and boarders can ride on moderately pitched open glacier runs, or gentle meadows and glades below the treeline. With the right snowpack, experts can tackle steep glacier runs, or revel in the trees where the powder is particularly divine.

Heliski Safety Like all Canadian heli skiing outfits, Mike Wiegele places a very strong emphasis on heli skiing safety and they have an impeccable safety record. As a leader in the Canada heli skiing industry, Mike Wiegele initiated an avalanche research and forecasting program that accommodates the University of Calgary’s Avalanche Research office and is used by other operators.

Mike Wiegele has some incredibly experienced guides that have the highest levels of training in the business. As an added bonus, the guides are also ski instructors in case you want a bit of powder skiing tuition. Mike Wiegele also employs a fully qualified medical physician.

When Does Mike Wiegele Fly? The Mike Wiegele heli skiing season commences in late November and continues through to mid to late April. Mike Wiegele boasts a very low no-fly rate, with only 3-5% of days where the birds can’t fly due to extreme weather.

More Reasons to Heli Ski with Mike Wiegele Apart from the sublime powder skiing and snowboarding, Mike Wiegele heli skiing has some other stand-out features.

Being such a large heli ski company, Mike Wiegele has the advantage of providing a range of packages and being able to group guests together appropriately. The large scale of the operation also allows for comprehensive amenities combined with upscale accommodations, dining and service. It can also make for a very social vacation! However Mike Wiegele has the best of both worlds. For guests that prefer a boutique and intimate heli ski experience, Mike Wiegele provides this too, with private packages and salubrious accommodations in special lodges.

Another major bonus is that non-skiers can stay at Mike Wiegele and enjoy all that the resort has to offer. Outdoor activities include cross country skiing and snowshoeing. This is fantastic, but for me personally….. I’d rather be out heli skiing and inhaling all that heavenly deep powder!

Mike Wiegele Location

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SeasonLate Nov to mid April

2015/16 Rates & Dates
  • CAD inc taxes
  • Price per person
Deluxe Package
Price Range:
7-Days  5-Days
3 -Days
$8,428 -
$12,264
$6,630 -
$9,350
$4,443 -
$5,700

Inquire about dates & rates here

Super Elite Package
  • 7- days
  • From $11,032 to $14,721

Includes:
  • Guided heli skiing
  • Unlimited vertical
  • Safety equipment
  • Powder skis/snowboard
  • Chalet accommodation 
  • All meals
  • Snacks
  • Shuttle from Kamloops (7 day)
Not Included:
  • Single supplement $165/day
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Massages
  • Trip insurance

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