Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

Operation Overview

Since 1970, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has been setting the standard for heli skiing worldwide. Our log chalets in Blue River and the exclusive Albreda Lodge offer the ultimate luxury ski and dining experience. Our 1.2 million acres encompass the best heli-accessed ski terrain for experienced powder skiers. Unlimited vertical allows skiers to ski as much as possible without any extra charges. Do you want the best powder skiing in the world? With the best accommodation, food and guides? Join us at Mike Wiegele Heliskiing.

Terrain Overview

Beginner: 15% (intro to powder); Intermediate: 45% (everybody/hero powder); Advanced/Expert: 40% (advanced powder) Note: Since heliski operations are not geared toward beginners, this terrain breakdown refers to the type of powder snow we have versus actual terrain pitch. We recommend that our guests are confident intermediate skiers. If this is you, then you will have no problem skiing with us!

The Bottom Line

Over 40 years of experience guarantees guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the best powder, dining, and guiding in the business.

Season Highlights

  • 12/07—12/14/13: Opening Week
  • 12/14/13—01/11/14: Family Holiday Package
  • 01/04—01/1/14: Health & Wellness Week
  • 03/22—03/29/14: Family Ties Week
  • 03/29—04/05/14: Spring Fling


Annual Snowfall:400+ inches
Exclusive Terrain:1,200,000 acres
Non-Exclusive Terrain:N/A
Skiable Acres:N/A
Price Range:$4,032 for 3 days in December to $159,341 for 7 Day Private Bell 212 (10 people)
Seasonal Dates:Early December – Mid April
Years in Business:43
Types of Helicopters/Cats:11 helicopters made up of Bell 212, A Star, Bell 407; 1 Piston Bully Snowcat
Guarantees and refund policies:Unlimited vertical policy (flat-rate unlimited skiing) with a minimum vertical guarantee of 80,000 to 100,000 v.f. per week depending on package. Refund or credit of $30/1,000 v.f. if you do not reach your minimum.
Down Day Activity:Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Climbing Wall, Fitness Center, Stretch Room, Massage, Game Room
Nearest Airport:Kamloops, British Columbia (130 miles); Blue River, British Columbia (Private Airstrip)
Nearest Town:N/A
Lodging Amenities/Availability:Lounge, Boutique, Sport Shop, Fitness Center, Stretch Room, Sauna, Hot Tub, Massage, Game Room, Climbing Wall
Local Bars:Silver Buckle Lounge in the Main Lodge, Royal Canadian Legion
Local RestaurantsThe Powder Max Dining Room located in Main Lodge (breakfast/dinner), Lunches are served in the mountains
Contact Info:Wiegele.com
(250) 673-8381