Whether you are looking for demanding mountain experiences — big alpine routes, bagging peaks and climbing steep ice — or hoping to carve turns in deep powder and return to the warmth of a cozy chalet at night, the certified mountain and ski guides at Bear Mountaineering will do everything possible to make your trip safe and enjoyable.
Come and enjoy all the ski mountaineering Canada has to offer at the remote Burnie Glacier Chalet. Open in all seasons, this backcountry lodge is surrounded by incredible terrain for hikers, mountaineers and backcountry skiers. Accessible only by air, the Burnie Glacier Chalet is a European-style mountain lodge and the height of Bear Mountaineering’s offerings.
And yes, I do work with telemarkers! They even get me to test their new gear destructively.
Our operating area is legally non-motorized. You can be assured of a peaceful wilderness experience in the gorgeous Howson Mountain Range.
Located near Smithers, B.C., the area is also known as Tazdli Wiyez Bin – the place of rushing waters – and is now one of B.C.‘s newest Class A Provincial Parks.
If expeditions are more your style, in places like the Stikine Ice-Cap or the massive and remote peaks of the Saint Elias Mountains, Bear Mountaineering will guide you there too.