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Mike Wiegele

Builder :: Alpine :: Coach

Born in Feiztritz, Austria in 1938, Mike Wiegele grew up in Lading Kärnten, Austria and moved to Canada in 1959.  In 1960/1961 he worked with the legendary Ernie McCulloch at the Mont Tremblant Ski School, Quebec.  From Mont Tremblant he moved to Sugar Bowl Ski Area, Lake Tahoe, California where he worked for another skiing legend, Junior Bounous. 

After moving back to Canada, he obtained a Level IV Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) certification and for a while operated a ski school and ski shop.  For 4-years, he coached the Lake Louise Ski Club racing program which, from 1978 - 1983, was the best represented ski club of the Canadian National Alpine team, producing such well-known athletes as Mike and Bill Irwin, Chris Kent, Ken and Jim Read, Dianne Lehodey, Bobby Allison.  He was also a founding member of the Banff Alpine Racers club... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Born:  1938

Active Period:  1960 -

Inducted:  2000

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