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1-week Backcountry Splitboarding Tour at the Burnie Glacier Chalet, British Columbia

Lifelong mountaineer and IFMGA certified guide Christoph Dietzfelbinger takes you to his backcountry chalet in British Columbia, Canada for an unforgettable week of splitboarding in the Coast Mountains.


7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




This backcountry adventure in the Coast Mountains of rural British Columbia begins with a helicopter drop to the Burnie Glacier Chalet. This isolated chalet, which I built with a group of friends a few years ago, will be our base camp for this week-long splitboarding tour in the remote Canadian wilderness.

The pristine forests, mountains and glaciers surrounding the chalet provide the ideal backdrop for this backcountry tour. We will spend our days riding through untouched powder on the slopes and in the valleys of the Howson Range. In the evenings, we will return to the chalet to relax and unwind. Our chef will be waiting for us with a tasty après-ski snack, and beverages are always available for purchase. Plus, the sauna will be fired up so you can take the chill off after a long day out on the mountain.

The chalet itself accommodates up to 11 guests between two double, one triple and one quadruple room. Modeled after European mountain huts, the chalet is cozy and well-equipped with comfortable beds and a wood-burning stove. We also have basic internet access in case you need to send an quick message to your family back home.

You will feel miles away from civilization at Burnie Glacier Chalet, but luckily, getting here is quite easy. We are just a short flight from Vancouver. I will pick you up at the local airport in Smithers upon arrival, and the aforementioned helicopter will drop you at the doorstep of the chalet.

I can guarantee you good company, good food and a generally good time out here at the Burnie Glacier Chalet. If you’d like to join us, click “Request to book” to get in touch with me and reserve your spot. You are welcome to come alone or bring you friends and family along for the ride. 

I do request that all participants be intermediate level splitboarders and have some previous backcountry experience. If you have any questions, please ask. Snowboarders are also welcome to join.

I usually tour with small groups and send no more than 7 participants out into the backcountry with a single guide. Most often, there are only 3 or 4 people per group.

If splitboarding is not your thing, I do also offer this trip as a backcountry ski tour. Click here for details. I look forward to seeing you out here in the middle of nowhere!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours.

Beverages at the Chalet are NOT included in the price.


More info

Delicious, homemade meals made by our chef are included and are definitely a highlight of this trip. -Breakfasts typically include muesli with homemade yogurt and fruit and/or pancakes, and freshly ground coffee. -Packed lunches usually contain ham, cheese, bread, fruit, chocolate and/or granola bars. -Afternoon "après-ski" snacks are made fresh daily. -Dinner features fish, meat, chicken, vegetarian dishes and salad, plus a tasty dessert. Beverages are available for purchase. We are willing to accommodate different dietary preferences. Please ask.

Meeting point

Smithers, British Columbia, Canada

About the guide

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I have made my living in the mountains for more than 30 years, and I still like going to work. I get to accompany people in very special places and situations.

Now, most of my work is at the Burnie Glacier Chalet, which a group of friends and I built deep in the northern Coast Mountains of British Columbia.


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