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!

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

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

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
 
 

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 time, since 2001, this gem of an experience was right on our doorstep. We will be back a lot more often. We enjoyed the chalet and really appreciated the course, patience and tips we received from Christoph and Lucas. The last time we had someone preparing food for us that was this good was nearly 30 years ago, in a camp where Molly's mother was the cook. Thank you for an amazing experience.

Sandy M and Karin B, Smithers