There are many terrain options including tree skiing.


The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.


The view is beyond anything you've ever seen.


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

Getting Here

Here are the logistics for your trip:

If you drive, please plan to be at the Silver King Helicopters base (250-877-1989) at the Smithers airport no later than 1000 on the day of your departure. You can leave your vehicle at the base.

If you fly, please be sure to arrive on the Thursday before your trip starts. We pick you up at the airport on Tuesday afternoon, bring you to your hotel, and back out to the airport for your heli flight. Most guests stay at the Stork Nest Inn (storknestinn.com). You can leave things you don't need at the lodge there.

On the Friday of your departure, you will be at the airport in time for the departure of the flight back to Vancouver.

No need to rent a car when you get to Smithers. We get you from the airport to the Chalet!


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