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!

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

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

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

Backcountry Skiing

 

Photos

Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing Backcountry Skiing
 

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 3

Early season skiing: Lots of cold, deep snow. While we ski in the trees quite a bit at this time of the year, it is by no means rare to have conditions that allow some of the big alpine trips.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 4

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 5

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 6

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 7

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 8

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 9

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 10

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 11

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 12

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 13

A full week of guided and catered backcountry skiing.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 14

Our final week. Come enjoy April powder or corn! And get a discount if you stay for three days of getting firewood!
 

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