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!

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

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.

Skiing at the Burnie Glacier Chalet Week 3

Dates:  12:00pm Friday January 19 - 17:00pm Friday January 26, 2018

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. The warm, brightly lit lodge is a wonderful haven in these big mountains at this time of the year. However, our temperatures are rarely arctic. This is a guided and catered week of ski mountaineering.

Cost: $2,300 per person

 
 

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