Elevate Your Experience
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has been one of the leading BC heli skiing operators since 1970. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Village is a unique resort setting hosting hundreds of guests simultaneously in Blue River, BC Canada. Heliskiing the Monashees and Cariboos offers great variety and conditions.
BC Heli-Ski Location :
Blue River, BC Canada
BC Heli-Skiing Terrain Description:
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is located in Blue River, BC. Heli-skiing BC is in the Monashee and Cariboo ranges. 1.2 million acres of terrain including treed glades and high alpine glaciers.
Mike Wiegele Standard Packages Offered:
3, 5 & 7-day packages. Deluxe and Elite Packages include unlimited vertical. Also private and semi private helicopter skiing packages.
Price of Extra Vertical:
No charge for extra vertical!
Guests per Lift:
Depends on the package/helicopter. The deluxe package flies 10 guests and 2 guides with a rotation of 3 groups per helicopter
Lifts per Helicopter:
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing offers each guest unlimited vertical. Typically guests ski/board 8-10 runs (approximately 17,000 vertical feet) each day. Snow conditions, weather, time of year, and group’s ability determine the number and type of runs.
Type of Helicopter:
The Bell 212 serves two guides and ten guests, the Bell 407 serves one guide and five guests. The Eurocopter A-Star B2 provides service to one guide and four guests.
Mike Wiegele Lodging and Dining Description:
The main lodge is 22,000-sq. ft.! The lodge houses the Powdermax Dining Room, the Silver Buckle Lounge, Boutique, Games Room, and Fitness Center, Stretch Room, 7 massage rooms, whirlpool and changing rooms with showers and sauna.
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing offers a vaiety of accommodations including chalets and standard rooms.
Albreda Lodge is another, more luxurious and exclusive Wiegele helicopter skiing lodge, located 28 miles (45 km) north of Blue River. Albreda Lodge accommodates up to 20 guests. The Albreda Lodge features are gourmet meals, its own ski shop and boutique, fitness room, steam room, hot tub, climbing wall and massage therapists. All rooms have a telephone, wireless internet and TV.
Resort and Cat Skiing Options:
In 2007, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing began commercially offering Snowcat skiing and boarding. 3 or 4 day Snowcat skiing packages and Snowcat and heli-skiing combination packages are available.
Private Packages Offered:
Private A-Star and Semi-Private A-star packages / Private Bell 407 and Semi-Private Bell 407 / Private Bell 212 and Semi-Private Bell 212 packages
Down Days per Season:
Airport for Travel:
2.5hr shuttle bus north of Kamloops, BC. Air Canada offers non-stop daily flights from Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB to Kamloops.
Got your own jet? A 5,600-foot airstrip is located approximately 5km from Blue River. Not jet? Uniglobe Specialty Travel arranges bookings for the Powder Express which is a scheduled direct flight from Vancouver to Blue River that runs on Saturdays.
What is Unique/Why Us?
Location: Conveniently located in prime area for BC Heli Skiing
Snow: 10 meters a year!
Size: 1.2 million acres offers the best alpine and tree skiing in the world
Safety: CSGA & CSIA certified guides. Each group of ten is accompanied by two guides. Wiegele offers an on-site medical clinic.
The BC Heli-Skiing Experience: Mike Wiegele pioneered Unlimited Vertical BC Heli-Skiing- there is no additional charge for skiing. 2 guides per group of 10 in the Deluxe Package offering safety and security. All necessary equipment provided – skis/boards, transceivers, shovel packs. Skiers are matched by ability and groups can be adjusted easily.
Hospitality & Service: Family owned and operated BC Heli Ski operator. First class accommodation, service and facilities.