Ski touring week at Burnie Glacier Chalet, British Columbia

Explore the wild slopes of British Columbia during a ski touring week with IFMGA-qualified guide Tom at the Burnie Glacier Chalet.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Coast Mountains

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Experience the incredible backcountry of British Columbia.

  • Capture the breathtaking scenery around Burnie Glacier Chalet.

  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide take you through the backcountry.

 

Tour the wild mountains of British Columbia and experience spectacular, rugged alpine terrain that holds beautiful runs.

Located near the town of Smithers, our base will be the Burnie Glacier Chalet in northern section of British Columbia.

The area around the chalet provides a variety of great skiing that stretches from gentle glacier slopes to steep tree-lined runs. We’ll even have the chance to do some ski mountaineering trips high into the alpine terrain.

Our week-long home is a simple yet cozy timber-frame building. The chalet is heated by a wooden stove, while the lounge offers spectacular views of the neighbouring peaks: Hut Peak, Burnie Glacier, Solitaire Ski Peaks and Lakehead Peak.

Our wooden base is the perfect springboard for ski touring the nearby slopes on the glaciers of Burnie and Solitaire. Experience 1,400-meter glacier runs and 700-meter tree runs.

What’s more, most of the ski runs snake back down to the doors of the chalet, so no uphill travel at the end of the day.

The Burnie Glacier Chalet was built in the early 2000s and contains four bedrooms.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on an action-packed week of ski touring at Burnie Glacier Chalet in British Columbia.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2895 CAD

Group of 2
2895 CAD

Group of 3
2895 CAD

Group of 4
2895 CAD

Group of 5
2895 CAD

Group of 6
2895 CAD

Group of 7
2895 CAD

Group of 8
2895 CAD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 This is the price to join a group (+ 5% GST).
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

Clothing: wool or synthetic socks and liner socks, long underwear top, light fleece or wool sweater, wind shell, waterproof breathable jacket, warm insulated jacket, long underwear bottoms, multipurpose stretch pants, waterproof breathable pants, warm hat, brimmed cap for sun protection, light gloves, insulated gloves or mitts with waterproof outer shell, spare gloves or mitts, snow safety equipment, avalanche beacon with good batteries (and spares), shovel, probe (2.4m or longer preferred). Travel equipment: skis or split board, ski strap, ski or snowboard boots, poles, climbing skins, skin wax (or a candle), ski crampons (mandatory), binding repair kit to fix your personal travel setup. Glacier gear: harness, locking carabiners (x2), non-locking carabiners (x2,).

 

About the Guide

 
 

Guiding has been my lifelong passion. I have lived in the Rocky Mountains for most of my life, guiding since 1995.

My main focus these days is on running winter ski touring trips at the best heli-accessed ski lodges in British Columbia. This winter I'll be at Selkirk Lodge, Burnie Glacier Chalet, Mount Carlyle Lodge, and Sunrise Lodge -- each lodge providing a very different experience for my guests. While I do like to return, year after year, to my favourite lodges (like Burnie Glacier) I also like to provide new and interesting options for my clients.

When ski season ends here in Western Canada and the rest of my colleagues are putting away their skis for the summer, I will be once again heading to Svalbard in the Arctic for another Ski and Sail trip in May. This is the only trip I still have openings for now -- maybe you would like to join me there?

 
 

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What People are Saying

 

Went to Burnie Chalet near Smithers BC with Sawback Alpine Adventures in April 2019. Had an amazing ski week in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. The logistics, the accommodations, the food, the people and the skiing were all outstanding. One of my best touring trips ever. I highly recommend Sawback and Tom Wolfe.
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Daniel Bourque
 

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