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!

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!

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For the winter of 2019/20, a week of skiing costs $2,550 per person plus $127.50 GST tax and $26.76 PST tax for a total of $2,704.26 Canadian dollars. This includes pick-up at the airport for those guests that fly in, and vehicles to drive to the staging area. Also included are: the helicopter flight to the lodge and back on the exchange day, all food and accommodation at the lodge, guide's services, and rental gear as required. Not included is your access to and stay in Smithers, alcoholic beverages at the lodge, emergency and medical evacuations, and tips.

How to Pay

A cheque mailed to Bear Mountaineering, Box 4222, Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Canada, works best. You can send a US$ cheque which we will convert. Within Canada, you can e-mail funds to For European guests there is banking info that comes with your info package. Whenever we receive a payment, we will send out an invoice that shows the status of your account as soon as we can.

Cancellation and Payment Policy

We can only reserve your space with a 50% deposit. If you cancel your trip more than 3 months before the trip starts, we will refund you half your deposit. If we can reschedule you to another week the same year, or if you can find a replacement for yourself, your deposit will stand but a $350 handling fee applies. If you cancel less than three months before the trip starts, no money will be refunded. If we cancel a trip for any reason, all money you have deposited for a trip will be refunded in full. Full payment is due one month before commencement.

Cancellation & Evacuation Insurance

We recommend that you purchase cancellation and evacuation insurance if you need to cancel or there is an emergency. Here is a link to an insurance company that protects you and ensures you are covered for evacuation costs. Please note that due to BC law, BC residents cannot purchase evacuation insurance, but residents of other jurisdictions can.
You will need to read and sign a waiver. Please download it here and read it before you come.


Please refer to our Google Calendar for availability. We try to keep that up todate. Or write us for the current status.

Winter Guided Waiver


Summer Self-Guided Waiver

Gear List


Personal Information

Please indicate the name, address, and phone number of a person to be contacted in case of an emergency.

If you are taking any medications please make sure to bring the required amount and tell us where you keep and carry it. You medical information is confidential and will only be shared with the guides, cooks and medical personnel when necessary.

Trip Information

Which Program, Trip, Expedition are you interested in? Or, what custom trip would you like to create?


There is nothing like being sucked uphill in the vortex of Christoph’s mountain love.

Gary Maltin, Terrace BC