The overhead thunder of helicopter blades carry you further, deeper into the rugged wilderness covered in a blanket of snow. The target is made, the chopper starts its decent and you land, gently on the slope. The ride of your life has only just begun. Step into your skis and pause to appreciate your surroundings: vivid blue skies overhead, the sun beaming down on your face. Unmarked, dry white powder, steep and deep is laid out before you and you cannot wait to make your mark on this untouched slope. Crystal-fine snowflakes melt on your shoulders. Take a deep breath, pull on your goggles and dive forward into the pure white abyss. Now you know: this is what it really feels like to fly.
Helicopter Skiing and Snowboarding
Experience the thrill of being the first and only one on a slope. Listen as the gentle swish of your skis or snowboard break the silence of the mountain. Carve out S-curves down a long glacial incline in powder so fresh and fine that the spray-back can only be described as exhilarating. Mike Wiegele’s offers numerous packages for every type of skier and border, from heli-ski veteran to first-timer.
Uncharted Snow Territory
Come experience untouched white snow blankets, rugged, lofty mountains and snow-drenched trees in a backcountry winter wonderland. This is the place most skiers only dream of. Enjoy the thrill of being taken by helicopter to your own private ski-scape. Cut and carve downhill through epic, open passes and forested spaces, untouched and boundless.
Recipe for Fun
There’s no lines and no lifts, just you and the unmarked mountains. It’s the perfect recipe for epic snow fun. Enjoy the unbelievable exclusivity of being dropped in the snowy wilderness by a Bell 212 or A Star helicopter. Go on an out-of-bounds adventure during theme weeks that include health and wellness, women only and family packages.
The warm, moist air from BC’s west coast combines with the dry cold air from the north in the Cariboo and Monashee mountain ranges, creating ideal powder conditions. With 10 metres (33 feet) of snow fall annually and over 1.2 million acres of terrain to conquer, the slalom opportunities are endless.
Relax at the Lodge
Enjoy the comforts of an exclusive wilderness lodge, complete with every luxury you could imagine to end your wild day. Indulge in a gourmet dinner with new-found friends, or unwind in front of the fireplace. Look around and you’ll feel the magic of this place. Mike Wiegele’s wilderness lodges are as refined as the skiing is wild. From luxurious lodges to one-of-a-kind spa treatments, yoga classes and world-class cuisine — Wiegele’s is an experience of a lifetime.
Come enjoy the good life — you deserve it.
CAT-Ski with the Pros
You don’t need to take a helicopter to set your mark on unspoiled powder. There’s more than one way to make your way to the backcountry for epic, out-of-this-world powder skiing.
Snowcat up the Slopes
Ramble through the forest to uncharted terrain aboard a Snowcat, with Mike Wiegele’s pros by your side. The heated interior delivers you in comfort to the snowy slopes of Saddle Mountain. Follow your guides on a snow-bound wave — on a ride you’ll long remember. With champagne-powder-drenched slopes stretching right up to the sky and sun-kissed, snow-covered pines, this is one frozen voyage you’ll wish would last forever.
Relax at the Lodge
After a day on the slopes, relax and enjoy the comforts of the exclusive wilderness lodge. It comes complete with every luxury you could imagine to end your wild day. Enjoy a gourmet meal with new-found friends, or simply unwind in front of the fireplace as you remember your perfect runs.
There are lodges that can accommodate up to 20 of your favourite people. The main Lodge has several amenities including the Powder Max Dining Room, the Silver Buckle Lounge, a boutique plus a fitness centre and a massage clinic.