No need to take our word for it…



“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 

“Wonderful – great country – skiing – you have a world class lodge and surrounding terrain – ate – slept – sauna – slept.”
- Dave Weaver, Victoria BC

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“Awesome week – the most fun educational experience I’ve had. Unbelievable terrain – huge! Great options from alpine to perfect glades. The sauna is truly a highlight and a must at the end of the day. Thanks to Monika and Dave for feeding us like kings each and every day. Christoph gave us the goods and a tonne of knowledge. I’ll be back! Thanks Christoph.’
- Robin Scrimger, Whistler BC

“Thanks Christoph for a few days of great adventures, saunas, erudite conversation and great food.”
- Andre Kovacs, Vancouver, BC

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“Best turns of my life! This place is fantabulous.”
- Greg Dunham, New Mexico

“Christoph and Sean did an amazing job of always finding perfect lines for us. Burnie Chalet is in an amazing location with fantastic scenery and ski terrain. Wonderful touring with the best skiing of my life.”
- Torsten Lyon, Nashville TN

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“There is nothing like being sucked uphill in the vortex of Christoph’s mountain love.”
- Gary Maltin, Terrace BC, after Christoph explained that setting a really good uptrack is like making love to the terrain.

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















blockquote The terrain is unreal, the hut is top-notch, the guiding was fantastic!blockquote-end
BrettF, Golden Co