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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Intro to Powder Package

8 Days / 7 Nights
Kamloops to Kamloops
From USD$8,645 per person
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For guests who are new to backcountry heli skiing, this package offers a relaxed introduction to powder skiing and mountain safety skills at a world-class ski resort featuring exclusive luxury in a self-contained resort setting.

First-timers join the family of regular guests and enjoy over 10,000 ft of vertical per day in wide-open bowls and chest-deep tree skiing. Take advantage of the best of the day’s powder, enjoy delicious gourmet meals, and relax in your exclusive log chalet accommodation offering all the amenities you would expect from a luxury resort.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort is located in Blue River, BC, in the heart of the breathtaking open bowls and peaks of the Cariboo and Monashee mountain ranges. This itinerary offers unforgettable days powder skiing in the backcountry and memorable moments in between!

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Intro to Powder Package:
Board the complimentary shuttle to the resort in Blue River where you'll have the chance to unpack, familiarize yourself with the lodge and its amenities, and get fitted for your complimentary equipment. You’ll also attend to some official business before dinner, with a waiver signing and mandatory safety meeting.

On Day 1 there will be a safety briefing in preparation for the powder days ahead. Guests are encouraged to join in on the free stretch class before breakfast to stay limber and prepared for unlimited vertical.

For the first day, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the snow conditions using a snowcat for uplifts instead of a helicopter. Fully certified ski instructors will help you build skill and confidence in all types of terrain with private lessons before moving on to helicopter skiing.

Each day, you'll depart for skiing at 8:30am. Some groups will leave by helicopter, while others will be shuttled to a staging area by van, to get you closer to the best snow with minimal delay. Then it’s all about the powder, with a packed lunch enjoyed in the backcountry.

With live music in the Silver Buckle lounge and a host of relaxing options on the resort, there are evening activities for all tastes. Friday nights are a special celebration for our guests and a chance for us to hand out the “Skier of the Week” award.

Off the snow, you’ll find every luxury, for body and soul, in the Blue River Resort. Experience helicopter skiing as it was meant to be.

Intro to Powder Package Includes:

  • 1 Day Snowcat Skiing/Boarding + 6 Day Heli Skiing/Boarding
  • Complimentary return shuttle from Kamloops Airport to Blue River
  • Luxury Log chalet accommodation
  • Unlimited vertical
  • 3 gourmet meals a day (packed lunch)
  • Full access to resort amenities (fitness centre, whirlpool, sauna)
  • 1 group of up to 12 skiers/boarders, 1-2 guides per group
  • Complimentary powder specific skis & poles and snowboards
  • Personal safety gear supplied including Ortovox Transceiver, shovel pack and probe

Not Included:

  • Gratuities for lodge staff and instructors
  • Alcoholic beverages

Note:

  • This package is recommended for intermediate skiiers/snowboarders.
  • It is highly recommended that guests purchase the following insurance coverage:
    • Trip cancellation insurance
    • Trip interruption insurance
    • Medical insurance
    • Evacuation insurance

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Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing Resort

Blue River

Intro to Powder Package:
Board the complimentary shuttle to the resort in Blue River where you'll have the chance to unpack, familiarize yourself with the lodge and its amenities, and get fitted for your complimentary equipment. You’ll also attend to some official business before dinner, with a waiver signing and mandatory safety meeting.

On Day 1 there will be a safety briefing in preparation for the powder days ahead. Guests are encouraged to join in on the free stretch class before breakfast to stay limber and prepared for unlimited vertical.

For the first day, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the snow conditions using a snowcat for uplifts instead of a helicopter. Fully certified ski instructors will help you build skill and confidence in all types of terrain with private lessons before moving on to helicopter skiing.

Each day, you'll depart for skiing at 8:30am. Some groups will leave by helicopter, while others will be shuttled to a staging area by van, to get you closer to the best snow with minimal delay. Then it’s all about the powder, with a packed lunch enjoyed in the backcountry.

With live music in the Silver Buckle lounge and a host of relaxing options on the resort, there are evening activities for all tastes. Friday nights are a special celebration for our guests and a chance for us to hand out the “Skier of the Week” award.

Off the snow, you’ll find every luxury, for body and soul, in the Blue River Resort. Experience helicopter skiing as it was meant to be.

Intro to Powder Package Includes:

  • 1 Day Snowcat Skiing/Boarding + 6 Day Heli Skiing/Boarding
  • Complimentary return shuttle from Kamloops Airport to Blue River
  • Luxury Log chalet accommodation
  • Unlimited vertical
  • 3 gourmet meals a day (packed lunch)
  • Full access to resort amenities (fitness centre, whirlpool, sauna)
  • 1 group of up to 12 skiers/boarders, 1-2 guides per group
  • Complimentary powder specific skis & poles and snowboards
  • Personal safety gear supplied including Ortovox Transceiver, shovel pack and probe

Not Included:

  • Gratuities for lodge staff and instructors
  • Alcoholic beverages

Note:

  • This package is recommended for intermediate skiiers/snowboarders.
  • It is highly recommended that guests purchase the following insurance coverage:
    • Trip cancellation insurance
    • Trip interruption insurance
    • Medical insurance
    • Evacuation insurance

Hotels

Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing Resort

Blue River

Departure dates

Departs Kamloops (Tour Code: MWLBR6DHP) Departs Saturdays Dec 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Jan 05, 12, 19, 26 Feb 02, 09, 16, 23 Mar 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Apr 06, 13

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE

01 Dec - 29 Dec, 2018
05 Jan, 2019
12 Jan - 16 Mar, 2019
23 Mar - 13 Apr, 2019

$8,645
$10,713
$12,867
$10,957

$10,407
$12,474
$14,629
$12,718

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Minimum age 12 yrs.

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