BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada – Alterra Mountain Company has officially closed the purchase of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS) in Blue River, British Columbia. The Canadian-based operation joins CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures as one of two helicopter operations owned by the company.

With the acquisition of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, we are excited to add another premier heli-skiing operation to the Alterra family. We intend to continue the legacy that Mike Wiegele and his family built that helped set the standard for the extraordinary guest and employee experiences, which directly aligns with our values at Alterra.” – President & CEO of Alterra Mountain Company Jared Smith

MWHS operates in the Cariboo, Monashee, and Rocky Mountains ranges, offering 1.5 million acres of ski terrain over 1,000 peaks. A 20,000 square foot full-service lodge, the Albreda Lodge, 22 handcrafted log chalets, and a full-service sports shop makes up the operations physical locations.

Alterra Mountain Company is the ideal partner to celebrate and preserve the legacy that Mike Wiegele left behind. Becoming a part of the Alterra family will propel this operation to new heights, allowing us to enhance the guest experience further and deepen our existing community and loyal guest partnerships.” – Elias Ortner, General Manager of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

Alterra notes that MWHS operates within Simpcw First Nation territory and states that they’ve worked closely with the Nation throughout the entire process of acquisition. In addition, both Alterra and MWHS have stated that they’ll continue to prioritize environmental sustainability, inclusivity in outdoor sports, and capital investment.

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Featured Image Credit: Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing via Facebook

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