Radio Room Operator

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
October 13, 2021
Blue River, Canada
Job Type


Summary of Responsibilities

The MWHS Guides Haus is unique in the heliskiing industry! The radio room operator is the vital link between the Blue River base and the helicopters & guides flying and skiing in the mountains. This position is responsible for the communication during the ski day between the base and the backcountry, recording of current skiing locations, updating the resort staff with guest reports and record keeping of the daily skiing operation.


  • Handling all radio transmissions
  • Transmitting, receiving, relaying, and documenting communications between various individuals and groups
  • Operating computer equipment and applications to track and monitor helicopters and ski guides with groups
  • Maintain and record a daily log of flying & skiing activity
  • Monitoring, implement or assist with the implementation of emergency response procedures in emergency situations as required
  • Working independently at times and also directly with any number of other team members as required
  • Multitasking, prioritizing, organizing, and completing workload while remaining flexible to changing conditions
  • Taking on other projects and tasks as needed


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Remain composed in a demanding environment and potentially stressful situations
  • General office experience
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office 365
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Benefits of employment include

  • Competitive wage of $20.00 - $22.00 per hour (dependent on experience)
  • Season completion bonus of $1.00 per hour worked paid out in April 2022
  • Subsidized fully furnished staff accommodation in private room or residence ($400-550 per month)
  • Staff rate for on-site massage therapy
  • Family and friends’ discounts
  • Unlimited free skiing at Marmot Basin Ski Resort in Jasper
  • Opportunities to go heli-skiing/boarding for free throughout the season
  • Complementary recreational opportunities such as fat biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing & ice skating
  • Discounted rates at various hotels in Kamloops, Jasper and Vernon
  • Staff meal plan & Restaurant Discounts
  • 30 % off retail items in our world-class boutique
  • Guaranteed adventure!

Terms of Employment

Seasonal position for Winter 2021/2022 (Tentatively November 15th, 2021 - April 5th, 2022)

Job location: 1 Harwood Drive, Blue River BC, V0E 1J0

About Us

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is a Canadian Company dedicated to supplying the finest skiing experience in the world. Guests come from around the world to ski in an area known for its powder skiing. Since 1970, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has been committed to the "soul" of skiing. We are also committed to integrating research and training into every aspect of our operation, from safe travel in the mountains to professional service within every department of the resort.

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