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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort

8.9 | Very Good
MAP

1-minute drive from Hwy 5, heli-skiing, great staff, some units with kitchens

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's friendly and accommodating staff
  • The hotel's beautiful locale and proximity to skiing was praised by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of no in-room fridges and noise transfer
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 11, 2014
Overview
Located on Eleanor Lake and about a 1-minute drive from Highway 5, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort is suitable for travellers who prefer a hotel that provides plenty of on-site activities.

Each of the hotel's guest rooms and chalets offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a coffeemaker, a desk, free toiletries and a hair dryer. Units with a fireplace, air conditioning, a kitchen, a separate bedroom and a jetted tub are also available and all units are non-smoking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness room, massage services, a lounge, a wine cellar, a gift shop, a games room, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, heli-fishing, free parking, packed lunches and on-site dining at The Powder Max Dining Room, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets may be permitted upon request (please contact the hotel for details).

Janies Blue River General Store is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel, while Blue River Classic cross country ski trails are 4 minutes away by car. Blue River Pine Provincial Park and Blue River Airport are both a 3-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful with recommendations and directions. 

Numerous travellers were impressed with the hotel's location. They described it as beautiful and close to skiing, highway access, the beach, Mount Robson and Wells Gray Provincial Park. A few guests did complain about the lack of restaurant options in the area, however.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet and well maintained, with great mountain views and comfortable beds. A few guests complained about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and spacious accommodations, a few guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported no air conditioning, no fridges in some units and some train noise.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 37 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 4 Blue River hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 35 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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1 / out of 2
hotels in Blue River

Rated 8.9/10 based on 54 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 2 hotels in Blue River

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Location
Map Marker Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort
1 Harwood Drive, Blue River, BC