Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing – Heli-Skiing Canada
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Description
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 Monashee and Cariboo ranges of Canada offers great variety and conditions.
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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Location
Blue River, BC Canada.
Mike Wiegele Terrain Description
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is located in Blue River, BC. Heli-Skiing Canada in the Monashee and Cariboo ranges.1.2 million acres of terrain including treed glades and high alpine glaciers.
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 heliski/heliboard 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.
Cat Skiing Options: Snowcat skiing and boarding. 3 or 4 day Snowcat skiing packages and Snowcat and heli-skiing combination packages are available.
Wiegele Private Heli-Skiing Canada Packages: 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: About 5%.
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Standard Packages
3, 5 & 7-day packages. Deluxe and Elite Packages include unlimited vertical. Also private and semi private helicopter skiing packages.
Deluxe Packages are 3 groups of 10 guests.
Blue River Lodge Elite Packages are 2 groups of 9 per helicopter.
Albreda Lodge Elite Packages are 3 groups of 4 or 5 per helicopter. 7-Day only.
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Lodging and Dining Description
Blue River 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 Heli-Skiing offers a variety 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 heli-skiing Canada. 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.
Airport for Travel
2.5hr shuttle bus north of Kamloops, BC Canada. Air Canada offers non-stop daily flights from Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB to Kamloops, BC Canada.
Got your own jet? A 5,600-foot airstrip is located approximately 5km from Blue River.
What is Unique / Why Wiegele Heli-Skiing Canada?
Location: Blue River, BC Canada BC
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 Mike Wiegele 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: Wiegele family owned and operated BC Heli Ski operator. First class accommodation, service and facilities.
There are many aspects to consider for your ideal heli-skiing Canada trip. Some of the things to ask yourself, and to tell HELISKI.com, will allow us to narrow down the dozens of destinations for your heli-skiing in Canada.
- Do you prefer an intimate heli-ski lodge or ‘the more the merrier?’
- Do you want to heli-ski in a group of four or are you OK in a group as big as eleven?
- How many days or dollars can you spend heli skiing Canada?
- Do you prefer heliskiing trees, bowls, glacers and high alpine or all of the above?
- Do you want unlimited vertical, or do you want a base amount with the option to pay for extra heli-skiing Canada? (We are happy to do the math for you.)
- Do you want to get to and from your heliski Canada lodge as quickly as possible, or do you have time to burn?
- When do you want to schedule heliskiing Canada?
- Do you want to try heliskiing Canada during or after a resort skiing vacation?
- Where are you originating travel?
- Do you want a remote, rustic lodge from which to heliski Canada?
- Do you want catskiing or resort skiing options in case the helicopters cannot fly?
Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing Canada
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is the second largest operator, and has been heli skiing Canada for decades. There are two lodging options at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing – Blue River and Albreda. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing offers different lodging and heli-skiing Canada options that also vary throughout the season. HELISKI.com can help you choose the best.
Canadian Mountain Holidays or CMH Heli-Skiing offers more Canada for over 50 years! Most CMH Heli-Skiing lodges are remote. Some require a helicopter ride to access the lodge. Different lodges serve different terrain, snow qualities, group sizes and trip lengths. We are happy to recommend those that fit your group best. choices than any other operator, and they have been heli-skiing
There are dozens of smaller operators for your heliskiing Canada pleasure. Do you want a great, classic lodge like Skeena or Mica Heliski Canada? Do you want easy access so you spend your time heli-skiing Canada like Northern Escape Heli-Skiing? Do you want unlimited vertical, like Great Canadian Heli-Skiing and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing? Love trees? Consider Bearpaw Heliskiing or one of the CMH Heli-Skiing areas that specialize in trees. If you want your own food and lodging, check out RK Heli-Skiing. How about one group per helicopter at TLH Heli-Skiing Canada.
There are myriad choices. Email or call 866-HELISKI so we can get started putting together the best fit for your heliskiing Canada trip!
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