Tribute to Mike Wiegele: 1938-2021
This week we said goodbye to ski legend, industry visionary, powder 8s extraordinaire, and long time friend of WME, Mike Wiegele. The original ski bum from Austria, Mike and his wife Bonnie started their own heli-skiing operation back in 1970 and were featured not long after in Warren Miller's "There Comes A Time," which came out in 1975. From his momentous influence on the world of skiing to his easy smile, there is a lot we have to thank Mike for, and a lot we'll miss about him too. We hope he's out skiing powder 8s somewhere beautiful...
Heli Skiing Visionary and Powder 8s Champion Mike Wiegele Has Died - SKI Magazine
The Passing Of MWHS Founder and Ski Industry Legend - Wiegele.com
Mike and Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing have been featured in so many Warren Miller films that we can hardly keep count... Here are all the movies that Mike and MWHS have been apart of:
1975 - There Comes a Time * 1977 - In Search of Skiing * 1978 - Ski Ala Carte * 1979 - Winter Fever * 1980 - Ski People * 1981 - Ski in The Sun * 1983 - Ski Time * 1984 - Ski Country * 1990 - Extreme Winter * 1993 - Black Diamond Rush * 1994 - Veritcal Reality * 1995 - Endless Winter * 1996 - Snowriders * 1997 - Snowriders 2 * 1998 - Freeriders * 1999 - Fifty * 2000 - Ride * 2005 - Higher Ground * 2009 - Dynasty * 2018 - Face of Winter * 2019 - Timeless