Mike Wiegele Death – Obituary
Founder of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS), Mike Wiegele unexpectedly passed away July 15, 2021. Wiegele, age 82 was known as a charismatic force who helped shape the heli-ski community in countless ways.
Wiegele of Blue River, British Columbia with passion and determination created and fulfilled the world’s heliskiing dreams for more than 50 years. His passing is felt across the industry.
He accomplished so much in the ski industry to grow the sport and bring Europeans to North America to experience the great mountains in the Canadian west. No further details as regards his cause of death yet.
Mike is survived by his wife Bonnie, their daughter Michelle and their grandson Charlie.
”Recently we shared the sad news of the passing of our founder, Mike Wiegele. Over his lifetime and for more than 50 years as the champion of MWHS, Mike forged enduring friendships with countless colleagues, guests, and friends. Our team at MWHS extends condolences to those connected to Mike across Canada and around the world. We have been asked by folks near and far how best to express condolences to Mike’s family and the MWHS team. In keeping with his appreciation for stories of adventures on and off the mountains, we invite you to offer condolences and share stories on our website. We will ensure your memories of Mike are shared directly with his family and the MWHS team.” Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing posted on Facebook.
”RIP Mike Wiegele. Some of the best memories I have ever experienced on skis where with Mike. Getting to explore the amazing terrain of his tenure in BC with one of the true pioneers of skiing is something I’ll never forget. This photo was from a spontaneous interview we did with him on top of a mountain while we waited for light to ski. I’ll never forget some of the candid stories that came from that and latter that day having beers with him back at the guide shack. My thoughts are with the family and the whole crew, especially with @sayerbob who worked along side Mike for decades who not only treated their guests to phenomenal skiing, but where also at the forefront of making sure the whole mechanized ski industry was as safe as possible. Out of all of the “legends” of skiing I’ve been fortunate to spend time with in the mountains, very few have has as big of an influence on me then the one on one time I was fortunate to have with Mike. We lost a true legend and pioneer today in every sense of the words.” Grant Gunderson posted on Facebook.
Tributes And Condolences
Tributes and condolences are being shared across social media timelines over the passing of Wiegele. It is with a deep sense of loss that friends and families mourn their beloved one who has died unexpectedly.
It is in the spirit of this mourning that we extend our condolences to the family of Wiegele and everyone affected by the passing.
Mike Wiegele Obituary
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