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

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

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

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

The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

Calendar

 

Spring skiing in the Alps

April 16 2017 : April 26 2017

Space available: 8

This is the classic thing to do after skiing powder in Canada all winter: head to the cradle of ski mountaineering in the Alps. Immerse yourself in the languages, cultures (did I mention food and wine?) of those storied ranges, and ski some pretty high quality terrain in the process. On the Ortler traverse, you ski back and forth between Italian speaking (and eating and drinking) Lombardy and German speaking (and Tyrolean eating and drinking) South Tyrol. An area so full of history, art, architecture (did I mention food and wine?) that it's almost sacrilegious to go up into the mountains. Not that those don't have their share of history. But the mountains are well worth it. They are big and serious, but they are also very accessible. There are numerous huts, there is easy access to the trailheads, and in Sulden, there is a great telepherique system that gets us high into the mountains. We ski past the great and storied north faces of Ortler and Koenigspitze, into the upper Valtellina, the terra magnifica with its wine and Roman baths, we climb Cevedale, at 3,770 m one of the premier ski mountains of the Eastern Alps, we traverse the old boundary between Austria and Italy with its barbed wire and fortifications, and we enjoy the hospitality of German and Italian speaking huts. The terrain is big and glaciated. Ski crampons are a must, and in places boot crampons may be necessary.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 14

April 07 2017 : April 14 2017

Space available: 11

Our final week. Come enjoy April powder or corn! And get a discount if you stay for three days of getting firewood!


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 13 - 6 spaces

March 31 2017 : April 07 2017

Space available: 6

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 12 - full

March 24 2017 : March 31 2017

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 11

March 17 2017 : March 24 2017

Space available: 5 spaces

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 10 - full- Full

March 10 2017 : March 17 2017

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 9- Full

March 03 2017 : March 10 2017

Space available: 11

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 8 - full- Full

February 24 2017 : March 03 2017

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 7- Full

February 17 2017 : February 24 2017

Space available: 6

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 6 - full

February 10 2017 : February 17 2017

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 5 - full

February 03 2017 : February 10 2017

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 4

January 27 2017 : February 03 2017

Space available: 11

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 3

January 20 2017 : January 27 2017

Space available: 3

Early season skiing: Lots of cold, deep snow. While we ski in the trees quite a bit at this time of the year, it is by no means rare to have conditions that allow some of the big alpine trips.


Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

January 13 2017 : January 20 2017

Tempted by the big lines and adventure of backcountry skiing? Intimidated by all the scary stories about avalanches, crevasses and storms? Find out for yourself! This course will leave you with a solid knowledge of what you’re getting into – and memories of incredible runs, wonderful food, the magic of lodge living, and backcountry adventure coached by an experienced mountain guide and CAA instructor.


CAA Level 1 Professional Avalanche Course

January 06 2017 : January 13 2017

The Canadian Avalanche Association has set standards in avalanche work world-wide. Level Is are being taught in Iceland and Japan, and for six years we have taught them in northern British Columbia as well.


Donjek Route in Kluane Park, Yukon

September 01 2016 : September 12 2016

A demanding ten day trek over high passes through the tundra burning red in fall colours, with the icy giants of the Saint Elias Mountains behind.


Mount Edziza Traverse

August 14 2016 : August 21 2016

Space available: Booked.

Trek through the mysterious volcanic plateaus, flying from Iskut into Buckley and out of Mowdade Lake.


Babine Mountains Traverse

August 01 2016 : August 06 2016

Space available: 12

Traverse the valleys and ridges of the Babine Mountain Range from Silver King basin to Harold Price cabin. Mountain goats, moose and marmots also roam these mountains. We may see them on our journey. This is our easiest non-technical trek, but rewarding nonetheless.


Advanced Avalanche Skills Training

This avalanche course is for experienced ski mountaineers who already have the knowledge of the basic snow avalanche safety course, advanced backcountry travel skills, and some experience.


Basic Avalanche Skills Training

Basic Avalanche Courses for skiers, snowboarders, and ice climbers.


Mountaineering Course at Burnie

The Burnie Glacier Chalet is right across the valley from the toe of the Burnie Glacier. There are climbing crags within 20 minutes and a practice area on the glacier within 30 minutes walk.


Advanced Rock Climbing

If you’re already intimate with the thrill of climbing, it is time to go even further.


Beginner Rock Climbing Course

If you haven't learned to rock climb or ice climb, now is the time.


Yoga, Mediation & Creativity Retreat

Join us for a Yoga, Meditation and Creativity Retreat at Burnie Glacier Chalet.


Mount Logan Expedition

This is Canada’s highest peak, very serious and remote. An expedition for strong mountaineers. Be prepared for high altitude, heavy loads, big storms and the promise of seeing the Gulf of Alaska from 5,500 metres.


Weesxanist Peak

The highest point in the magnificent Seven Sisters.


Howson & Kitnayakwa Peaks

In Canadian climbing history, the Howson Range has long haunted peoples’ imaginations. Remote and big, with a tragic first ascent.


 

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

Gary Maltin, Terrace BC