A backcountry lodge in Canada that offers all the charm of a European mountain hut - all to yourself!

The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

It's big. Much of it is alpine and glaciated. It appeals to stronger skiers.

Northern BC is like nothing you've ever experienced - big mountains, rich culture & more bears than people!

Burnie Glacier Chalet is easy to get to - leave Vancouver in the morning and ski in the afternoon!

Testimonials

No need to take our word for it…

Sandy M and Karin B, Smithers

We loved our course and the entire trip. Sensational views, excellent chalet, highly trained and informative guides, Molly's superb cooking and all that powder.

We have lived in Smithers for 14 years, have travelled the world, and all this


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Gary Maltin, Terrace BC

There is nothing like being sucked uphill in the vortex of Christoph’s mountain love.


Torsten Lyon, Nashville TN

Christoph and Sean did an amazing job of always finding perfect lines for us. Burnie Chalet is in an amazing location with fantastic scenery and ski terrain. Wonderful touring with the best skiing of my life.


Greg Dunham, New Mexico

Best turns of my life! This place is fantabulous.


Andre Kovacs, Vancouver, BC

Thanks Christoph for a few days of great adventures, saunas, erudite conversation and great food.


Robin Scrimger, Whistler BC

Awesome week – the most fun educational experience I’ve had. Unbelievable terrain – huge! Great options from alpine to perfect glades. The sauna is truly a highlight and a must at the end of the day. Thanks to Monika and Dave for feeding us


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Dave Weaver, Victoria BC

Wonderful – great country – skiing – you have a world class lodge and surrounding terrain – ate – slept – sauna – slept.


Noni Fenwick-Wilson and Stirling Fraser, Comox BC

My husband and I did the second half of the Donjek River route with Christoph Dietzfelbinger of Bear Mountaineering in 2010. This was our first trip with him but not our last, as we intend to do another in 2011. The trip was a complete success


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Thanks Christoph for a few days of great adventures, saunas, erudite conversation and great food.

Andre Kovacs, Vancouver, BC