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.

Northern BC is like nothing you've ever experienced - big mountains, rich culture & more bears than people!

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!

Bear Mountaineering

Welcome to the Burnie Glacier Chalet. Far north and west of all other British Columbia lodges, we have been a hot tip for years. And we intend to stay so! Please have a look around. The calendar is usually quite accurate, but please contact us if the week you want is full. There are sometimes openings, and things can change.  Watch the video, send us a message, and soon we may be skiing or climbing together. The mountains are always waiting.

These days, things are changing quickly. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we had to shut the lodge down three weeks early last March. I'm very sorry for the people who had to cancel or postpone their trip. We rescheduled a few, and I paid refunds of 75% to 85% to those of you who could not reschedule.

We are planning to go skiing this coming winter. We had to make some changes to how we operate to reduce the risk of Covid 19 infections at the lodge. For example, we only take eight guests now so it's less crowded, and there are a number of other measures. Here is a link to the plan.

We aill also offer the lodge, with all its services, to groups who want to be in their bubble, at a fixed rate.

So by all means, write to discuss your plans, and let's be ready to ski next winter.


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