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Warren Miller's Dynasty revels the past, present, and future of winter
sport. It is a film that gathers the generations under one filmic roof,
from the Crist Family Patriarch to Glen Plake to Daron Rahlves, and the
youth explosion of terrain park talent they've inspired. It's like a
family reunion, held in neck deep pow, with mandatory air required for
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is proud to have hosted the Warren Miller
crew and athletes in April 2009 to produce this fabulous 6 minute clip featured in Dynasty
that celebrates both Warren Miller's 60th Anniversary and Mike Wiegele
Helicopter Skiing's 40th Anniversary.
Athletes featured are Mike Wiegele of Blue River, Chris Benchetler of CA, and Cody Barnhill of UT.
"Back in the 1970s Mike Wiegele had an avant-garde vision of what
Canada’s Blue River had to offer. When he asked a local old-timer what
he thought of his idea to open a Blue River backcountry skiing outlet,
the wise man said simply, “The snowflakes fall down big and straight.”
This statement inspired Mike to found Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter
Skiing. Since then, Mike has been on top of the world, as the
panoramic views of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains circle endlessly
around him. Join new-schoolers Cody Barnhill and Chris Benchetler as
they dive into Mike’s snow-covered playground. This is big-mountain
skiing at its finest, as sweeping turns, breathtaking natural features
and tailing powder trails explode off the screen. Chris explains the
childlike feeling of excitement that takes over as he steps into
Wiegele’s bird, knowing that a 2000-vertical-foot line of fresh powder
is waiting, and that he’ll have this sea of expansive white bliss all
to himself. Cody adds, “Here anything and everything that you can see is all fair game.” "
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