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

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.

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

Trips

 

Backcountry Skiing

Expect a lot of snow!

Spring Skiing in Europe


Expeditions, Hikes & Treks

Summer trips on Mount Edziza, the Donjek Route, Howson & Kitnayakwa Peaks, Weesxanist Peak, Mount Logan, and the Babine Mountains.

Summer Retreats

Join us for a Yoga, Meditation and Creativity Retreat at Burnie Glacier Chalet.

Burnie Glacier Chalet

A backcountry skiing and mountaineering lodge that offers all the charm of a European mountain hut, but instead of sharing it with dozens of others, you and your friends can enjoy the best backcountry ski mountaineering Canada has to offer all to yourselves! Deep snow in the winter, soaring peaks in the summer: This is what you are looking for.
 

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