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!

The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

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

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

Mountaineering Course at Burnie

Dates: TBD

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. The mountains are high and close. The lodge provides a great base to learn the art of mountaineering in all its aspects. Rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, navigation and trip planning are some of the topics that will keep you busy through the week.

Cost: $2,050

Included:

  • floatplane flights to Burnie Lake and back
  • all food and accommodation at the lodge
  • instruction by certified guide
  • rental gear such as ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axe  

Not included:

  • access to and stay in Smithers
  • alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • personal equipment like clothing
  • backpacks and boots
  • 5% tax
 
 

Awesome week – the most fun educational experience I’ve had. Unbelievable terrain – huge! Great options from alpine to perfect glades. The sauna is truly a highlight and a must at the end of the day. Thanks to Monika and Dave for feeding us like kings each and every day. Christoph gave us the goods and a tonne of knowledge. I’ll be back! Thanks Christoph.

Robin Scrimger, Whistler BC