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

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!

The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

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

Calendar

 

Spring skiing in the Alps

April 07 2018 : April 14 2018

Space available: 5

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 Graubuenden Skihouchroute, you travel through the mountains where the ancient Raetoromanic dialect Ladin is spoken, and the names sing in that language. This route parallels the river Inn on its northwest side above the sgraffito painted villages of Madulain, La Punt and Zuoz.We start at the sources of the Inn, head over to Julier Pass and the Rhine watershed, and continue northeast, with the best chance for powder runs, toward Davos. 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 13

April 06 2018 : April 13 2018

Space available: 11

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 12- Full

March 30 2018 : April 06 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 11- Full

March 23 2018 : March 30 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 7- Full

March 23 2018 : March 02 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 10- Full

March 16 2018 : March 23 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 9- Full

March 09 2018 : March 16 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 8- Full

March 02 2018 : March 09 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 6- Full

February 16 2018 : February 23 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 5- Full

February 09 2018 : February 16 2018

Space available: 0

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 4

January 26 2018 : February 02 2018

Space available: 11

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.


Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 3

January 19 2018 : January 26 2018

Space available: 11

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.


Mount Edziza Traverse

August 21 2017 : August 29 2017

Space available: Open.

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


Summer mountaineering course

July 28 2017 : August 04 2017

Space available: 8

The Howsons are a wonderful place to learn mountain skills. Good trails lead to treeline and rock and ice are near. The lodge is a comfortable and secure place with warm beds and good food.


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!


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.


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.


 

Best turns of my life! This place is fantabulous.

Greg Dunham, New Mexico