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

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

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

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.

Mountaineering Course at Burnie

Dates: TBD

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. The mountains are high and close. The lodge provides a great base to learn the art of mountaineering in all its aspects. Rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, navigation and trip planning are some of the topics that will keep you busy through the week.

Cost: $2,050

Included:

  • floatplane flights to Burnie Lake and back
  • all food and accommodation at the lodge
  • instruction by certified guide
  • rental gear such as ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axe  

Not included:

  • access to and stay in Smithers
  • alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • personal equipment like clothing
  • backpacks and boots
  • 5% tax
 
 

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 thanks to his expertise, organization, and personality. The equipment and food were great, his enthusiasm and experience inspire confidence, and Christoph is a charming and interesting fireside companion. We both unreservedly recommend Bear Mountaineering to anyone wanting guided wilderness travel in western Canada. 

Noni Fenwick-Wilson and Stirling Fraser, Comox BC