Documentary on the legend of Mike Wiegele out now

Mike Wiegele in the early days of his operation. Photo Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

To honour 50 years of taking guests on the trip of a lifetime helicopter skiing in Blue River, B.C., Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has released a film documenting their history. Titled Call Me Crazy, the film has already been included in film festivals in Whistler, B.C., and Rossland, B.C. It has also received a Powder Award nomination for best documentary and best storytelling from iF3 Montreal.

The 20 minute movie, produced by director Andrea Wing, follows Mike Wiegele’s journey from Austria to operating a world class resort in B.C.

Wiegele said even though he’s been involved in countless films over the years, this one is special.

“It’s a strong reminder of what we have been able to experience throughout the last 50 years, it’s just incredible.

“This is an opportunity for the public to experience Blue River’s prime skiing. It’s what we have been able to enjoy over the last 50 years and this special opportunity allows us to share it.”

Reaching 50 years is a big milestone for Wiegele and the company.

“We have incredible opportunities to repeat this year. By looking back at what we have experienced, we appreciate more of what the operation is today,” Wiegele said. “We can’t wait to get back at it this season. And thanks to the companies that have supported this film and to Atomic…the developers of a really good powder ski.”

Call me crazy is now available to view online and a viewing will be hosted in Sun Peaks on Dec. 21 at Masa’s Bar + Grill. Donations will be accepted at the door to support the Sun Peaks Mountain Rescue Society.

The movie is presented by The North Face, Atomic, Hestra Gloves, Yellowhead Helicopters, Ski Magazine and Warren Miller Entertainment.

It can be viewed online here.