The Wiegele Way
Where world-class skiing meets world-class guiding.
A winding, two-lane highway skirts a river lined by majestic lodgepole pine as I make my way Northeast from Kamloops, British Columbia. After a beautiful two-and-a-half hour drive deep into the interior of the province, I arrive at the small, single-brewpub community of Blue River—home of Wiegele World, a skier's dream. At least it's this skier's dream.
There are no other heli-skiing operations in the world quite like Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing (MWHS). With 50 years of operation under its belt, this luxurious resort makes it its core mission to embrace the pure love for powder skiing that drove Austrian–born Mike Wiegele to start this operation in 1970.
This article appeared in the 2019 Special Edition of SKI Magazine that all attendees of "Timeless" took home.