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

The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

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

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!

Burnie Glacier Chalet

This mountain refuge was built by many friends in 2001. It is on the Kwees house territory of the Tsayu clan of the Wet'suwet'en, who graciously gave permission. Everything had to fly: the wood beams and timbers, the concrete, the windows, the furniture, the roofing, everything down to the last nail. The nearest road is 20 km and two mountain ridges away. The lodge sleeps eleven guests, two guides, and one cook. It is heated with wood and has running water and a small hydro turbine fed by a nearby mountain spring. It is your home away from home, in the mountains.

 
 

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