Weather & Ski Report
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is located in Blue River, BC, in the heart of the massive Cariboo and Monashee mountain ranges, where the warm air from the west meets the cold, dry air from the North and creates more than 10 meters of perfect powder each winter.
With more than 1,200,00 acres of ski terrain and over 1,000 peaks, guests can enjoy the majesty of the high alpine glaciers as well as the forested valley glades.
These readings are updated on an hourly basis direct from our remote weather stations at Mt. St. Anne which is located in the Cariboo Mountains at the treeline elevation of 6300ft/1900m.
From time to time, due to the nature of the mountains, these instruments get iced-up and cease to function. Accordingly, results may read as "n/a" or "X" or empty until maintenance has been completed.
Mt. St. Anne Station (6,300 ft/1,900 m) Data Last Updated at: 3/24/2017 6:00 AM PDT
New snowfall data is reset daily at 7:00am.
- Past 24 Hours 3 cm / 1 in
- Past 48 Hours 10 cm / 4 in
- Past 7 Days 56 cm / 22 in
Forecast And Extended Forecast
- Forecast: Cloudy with scattered flurries.Accumulation: 5 cm.Alpine temperature: High -4 C.
Ridge wind south: 20-35 km/h.
Freezing level: 1400 metres.
- Extended Forecast: 6cm overnight. Saturday accumulation: 9 cm.Alpine temperature: High -6 C.
Ridge wind southwest: 30-40 km/h.
Freezing level: 1200 metres.
Runs Skied On 03/23/2017
G-Spot C1, Wedel City C2, Sundown C2, Diamond Head C2, Cariboo Hideout C2, Damn Deep C2, Penny Lane C2, Wedel Little C2, Sundown Trees C2, Michelle's Seashell C2, Bear's Den C2, Short & Sweet C3, Superbowl C4, Norberts North C4, Weather Station C4, Sepp's Cow North C4, Norberts C4, Shopping Mall C6, Raven C6, Cardiac C8, Snowball C8, Lost & Found C8, B & J Glacier M11, Paradise Lower M11, Pancake Trees M11, Saddle M4, Froth Creek Run M4, Worth It M4, Blue Angel M4, Calypso Little M4, Schnelli Bump M5, Aloha Trees M6, Cedar South M7, Cedar West M7, Soft Cotton M8, Ed's Run M8, Sam's & Ed's M8, Cache Run M8, Grizzly Hut M8, Sam's Run M8
How Do We Do It?
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing utilizes three sophisticated remote weather stations; 2 strategically located in the Cariboo Mountain Ranges as well as a base weather station in the valley at the Blue River airport. Each day starting at 5:30am data that has been collected from these weather stations is analyzed by the guides. This data helps determine the best terrain for the day’s skiing plan and continues to assist throughout the day for terrain and run selection.
The Mt. St. Anne station is located at 6,300 ft/1,900 m which gives an accurate analysis of the conditions at Tree Line. There are 2 stations at Mt. St. Anne, The station in the St. Anne meadow measures the amount of precipitation, new snow, snow base and snow temperatures. The station at Mt. St. Anne Ridge measures the wind speed, direction, temperature and humidity on a tree-line ridge-top. (both located at 6300 ft/1900 m)
These sites are equipped with technical instruments that include an ultrasonic snow depth device, a temperature and relative humidity sensors as well as wind speed and direction anemometer. The information gathered by these tools at these specific locations is then transmitted to our Weather Office located in the Guides Haus. These instruments are subject to the elements of wind, cold temperatures and heavy snow so sometimes will fail to read.
We transmit some of this data directly to our website. This “live” data is automatically updated every hour and includes the Snowbase, Temperature, Humidity, and Wind speed data.
On a daily basis the Snowfall readings (24hr, 48hr, 7 day) and the Forecast/Extended Forecast are examined at 6.00am by our Guides and uploaded to our website at 7.00am.
Each day we heli-ski, the "Runs Skied" is updated in the afternoon as requested by many of our loyal guests who monitor what type of terrain we skied.