Getting Here Your story begins
We offer some of the most convenient and reliable backcountry access in the heli-skiing industry, with easy access by air and road. Let us show you the best ways to get here.
Kamloops to Blue River
There are several options to arrive in Blue River from Kamloops and we have established relationships with hotels in Kamloops, which entitle you to special corporate rates: view the Enroute Hotels.
Courtesy Shuttle (for 7-day packages only)
It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive the 214 km (133 miles) from the Kamloops Airport to Blue River. Our Courtesy Shuttle hosts pick up guests on Saturday mornings at the following locations.
|9:00 am||DoubleTree by Hilton|
|9:30 am||Delta Kamloops|
|9:50 am||Kamloops Airport|
|10:20 am||Heffley Creek Store (near Sun Peaks Resort)|
|12:30 pm||Anticipated arrival in Blue River (weather/road conditions permitting)|
|1:00 pm||Departure from Blue River|
|4:00 pm||Anticipated arrival at the Kamloops Airport (weather/road conditions permitting)|
BC Budget Rental Car
For private charter options, please contact us at email@example.com.
Private MWHS Helicopter
Guests may book a helicopter (Bell 212 for up to 10 guests or A Star for up to 4 guests). All flights subject to weather. Contact a reservations coordinator for details.
Private Plane to Valemount
Private Aircrafts can fly into Valemount Airport. https://valemount.ca/services/airport/
Valemount Airport is a ½ hr drive from the Albreda Lodge and 1hr drive from Blue River. Transfers to and from Valemount can be arranged through our reservations department.
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing takes no responsibility for any flights to Valemount and waives any responsibility for trip cancellation or interruption.
Aircrafts entering Canada may clear customs in Kamloops, BC, daily from 8:30 am to midnight but may need an appointment.
|Kamloops Customs||1.250.376.4758 (International)|
|Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
Flight Information Centre
|1.866.992.7433 (Toll-free North America)
|1.888.226.7277 (Toll-free North America)|
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing waives responsibility for trip cancellation or interruption resulting from any travel option listed. Flying into Valemount is highly dependent on good weather and visibility. Valemount is in a mountainous area with constant weather changes. Pilots may encounter adverse conditions including wildlife, fog, clouds, rain, snow, wind, or an icy runway. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing takes no responsibility for any flights into Valemount and waives any responsibility for trip cancellation or interruption. We highly recommend that guests purchase travel insurance.
Where to Stay En Route
Our guests receive a special rate at selected hotels as they travel to and from Blue River. Please mention you will be our guest to receive the "Mike Wiegele Special Rate'' based on availability. (You need to call the local number for this rate.)
339 St Paul Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2J5
|Delta Kamloops||540 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2
|The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre||650 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B4
Courtesy Shuttle Pickup available at all 3 locations.
|Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre||3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0
Courtesy Shuttle Pickup available at Heffley Creek if pre-arranged.