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The view is beyond anything you've ever seen.

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The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

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When the powder is super deep, we take to the trees!

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A culturally modified tree along the trail from lake to lodge.

Backcountry Skiing

The Howson Range is big, remote, and has challenging terrain. It is a great place for stronger skiers. That said, we make sure that everybody who comes gets to ski at their level. We are two guides and can, for example, split the group when some guests want to keep charging and others want to head down to beer, snacks and sauna. Our trips tend to be relatively long. There is a lot of big alpine terrain, but also excellent tree skiing for the storm days (all that snow and ice has to come from somewhere). We are proud to have guests that have skied with us for 15 years. And we are equally happy when you come for the first time - because you'll be back.

 

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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