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The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

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

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There are many terrain options including tree skiing.

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The view is beyond anything you've ever seen.

Calendar

 

Mount Edziza Traverse

July 21 2023 : February 28 2023

Space available: 2 spaces available.

Trek through the mysterious volcanic plateaus, flying from Dease Lake into Buckley and out of Mowdade Lake.


Summer mountaineering course

July 15 2022 : July 22 2022

Space available: 8

The Howsons are a wonderful place to learn mountain skills. Good trails lead to treeline and rock and ice are near. The lodge is a comfortable and secure place with warm beds and good food.


CAA Level 1 Professional Avalanche Course

The Canadian Avalanche Association has set standards in avalanche work world-wide. Level Is are being taught in Iceland and Japan, and for six years we have taught them in northern British Columbia as well.


Advanced Avalanche Skills Training

This avalanche course is for experienced ski mountaineers who already have the knowledge of the basic snow avalanche safety course, advanced backcountry travel skills, and some experience.


Basic Avalanche Skills Training

Basic Avalanche Courses for skiers, snowboarders, and ice climbers.


Mountaineering Course at Burnie

The Burnie Glacier Chalet is right across the valley from the toe of the Burnie Glacier. There are climbing crags within 20 minutes and a practice area on the glacier within 30 minutes walk.


Advanced Rock Climbing

If you’re already intimate with the thrill of climbing, it is time to go even further.


Beginner Rock Climbing Course

If you haven't learned to rock climb or ice climb, now is the time.


Yoga, Mediation & Creativity Retreat

Join us for a Yoga, Meditation and Creativity Retreat at Burnie Glacier Chalet.


Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

Tempted by the big lines and adventure of backcountry skiing? Intimidated by all the scary stories about avalanches, crevasses and storms? Find out for yourself! This course will leave you with a solid knowledge of what you’re getting into – and memories of incredible runs, wonderful food, the magic of lodge living, and backcountry adventure coached by an experienced mountain guide and CAA instructor.


Weesxanist Peak

The highest point in the magnificent Seven Sisters.


Howson & Kitnayakwa Peaks

In Canadian climbing history, the Howson Range has long haunted peoples’ imaginations. Remote and big, with a tragic first ascent.


Donjek Route in Kluane Park, Yukon

A demanding ten day trek over high passes through the tundra burning red in fall colours, with the icy giants of the Saint Elias Mountains behind.


Babine Mountains Traverse

Space available: 12

Traverse the valleys and ridges of the Babine Mountain Range from Silver King basin to Harold Price cabin. Mountain goats, moose and marmots also roam these mountains. We may see them on our journey. This is our easiest non-technical trek, but rewarding nonetheless. This will be scheduled on demand. Please contact me.


 

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

Gary Maltin, Terrace BC