Alpine Canada And Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Announce Multi-Year Partnership
Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) is excited to announce a partnership with world-renowned Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort (MWHS). The multi-year partnership beginning in this 2022-23 season, will see MWHS as an official partner of Alpine Canada and a supporter of Canada's National Ski Team.
"ACA is excited to continue a longstanding relationship with Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing" says Therese Brisson, President & CEO of Alpine Canada. "Over the years, the team at MWHS have shared the spectacular Canadian backcountry with guests from around the world. We are very pleased to partner with organizations who share our love for skiing and for Canada's natural beauty."
An element of this partnership that both parties are excited about, will see ACA and MWHS offering opportunities for ski racing fans to enjoy deluxe heli-skiing experiences with members of Canada's National Ski Team.
Established in 1970, MWHS is a family-owned heli-ski operation – located in the heart of the magnificent Cariboo, Monashee, and Rocky Mountains ranges. This unique area of British Columbia is renowned as one of the world's most productive regions for high-quality, reliable powder snow. The MWHS 1.5-million-acre (600,000 ha) ski terrain offers world-class skiing and boarding and hosts a variety of summer activities. The MWHS resort consists of 22 handcrafted log chalets, a 20,000 sq. ft. main Lodge, a full-service Sports Shop, a Guides Haus and the exclusive Albreda Lodge – located 45 km north of the Blue River Resort. The winter season runs from early December, until mid-April.
"Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is proud to partner with ACA and continue the legacy of Mike Wiegele and his passion for coaching, development, and progression, both at the local grassroots level and on the world’s elite competition stage" says Elias Ortner, General Manager and Director of Ski Operations at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing. "We couldn't be happier partnering with an organization that shares our love for all things skiing. We look forward to continue supporting Alpine Canada and our national ski team as a part of the Wiegele World family."
"The Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort is incredible" says National Ski Team Member Erik Read. "They've been an amazing supporter of me personally as well as the CANskiteam over the years, and we are excited to have them onboard with us again. And if you didn't know already, they happen to be the best heli-ski operation in the world. Their trips are epic with endless powder and unlimited vertical."
Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community.