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In order to respect the sanctity of secret ski shacks, we’ll focus on establishments which are public and or affiliated with an organization such as Backcountry Lodges of BC. If you are looking for some route beta in the Coast Mountains check out our Coast Mountain Routes page here.

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1. Burnie Glacier Chalet
2. Callaghan Country Wilderness
3. Tyax Adventures
4. Whitecap Alpine
5. Whistler Timeshares

Phone: 250.847.3351
Location: Coast Mountains
Access: Heli or ski in winter, hike in summer
Seasons: Winter (Dec - May), Summer (July - Sept)
Accommodation: 11 (double, triple, quad)
Amenities: dyring area, electricity, equipment rental, maps, satellite, radio or cell service, sauna, wood heat

What's different about Burnie Glacier Chalet? Being the most northwest of all lodges in B.C., big stable snow packs are the norm from December to May. But we are also the easiest to reach: fly into Smithers and forget about rental cars and long drives – the heli base is just across town. The terrain appeals to stronger skiers with many demanding, glaciated lines, rugged peaks and excellent tree skiing for stormy days. Introductory courses, advanced avalanche training and professional courses are offered. Plus, there’s solar electricity, a wood fired sauna, wonderful food and IFMGA Mountain Guide Christoph Dietzfelbinger to lead the way.


Phone: 1.877.938.0616
E-mail: info@callaghancountry.com
Web site: www.callaghancountry.com
Location: Coast Mountains
Access: Heli, ski, snowmobile, snow coach in winter
Seasons: Winter (Nov - May), Summer (June - Oct)
Accommodation: 24 (standard and superior rooms, solitude suite)
Amenities: gear drying room, dining room, lounge area, electricity, indoor plumbing, equipment rentals, running water, cell service, wood and propane heat, propane lighting, 42km of XC trails

Callaghan Country is a wilderness adventure playground in BC’s southern Coast Mountains – only 1.5 hours from Vancouver and 25 minutes from Whistler - with ski touring, groomed XC trails (classic track and skate), snowshoeing, and tobogganing in the winter months and world class hiking, climbing, biking and horseback riding during the summer months. Stay at Callaghan Lodge (1,370 metres, 4,500 ft), an easy-access inn boasting spectacular scenery, epic snow, comfortable lodging, delicious meals and friendly hospitality. Come for a day, a night, or stay all week! Nightly all inclusive packages available.

“The overnight lodge is surrounded on three sides by glaciated summits and offers everything from high alpine bowls and glacier skiing to glades, pillow drops and gently rolling terrain. The closest runs drop 750m on North facing slopes that terminate less than a half-kilometer from the lodge. Look beyond weekend packages. There is easily enough terrain here to keep a keen group of skiers busy for a week.”     ~ John Baldwin “Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis”

For all the details of the cabin and what the skiing is like have a read over here of our full review, including a video.


edorado cabin tyax adventures TYAX ADVENTURES - ELDORADO CABIN
Phone: 250-238-0177  1-888-892-9288
E-mail: fun@tyaxadventures.com
Web site: www.tyaxadventures.com
Location: Coast Mountains
Access: Heli or snowmobile/ski combination in winter, hike, bike, horse in summer
Seasons: Winter (Dec - Apr), Summer (Jul - Sept)
Accommodation: 6 beds plus 3 in loft, all with foamies
Amenities: Wood heat, propane cooking and lights, solar power, sauna, dry rack, sat phone rental, out house

Located at 6300’ Eldorado Cabin has great skiing out the back door. Located on the east edge of the coast snow zone, the area receives an abundance of snow and sunshine. Cozy Cabin with basic amenities for your private group.  Ski Plane transfers are available from Pemberton to Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa home of TLH Heliskiing, the departure point for helicopter transfers into the cabin. The ski plane is also perfect for accessing winter backcountry adventures throughout coastal BC and pricing is typically less than half of a comparable helicopter.


whitecap lodge WHITECAP ALPINE
Phone: 888.863.9757
Location: Chilcotin Mountains
Access: Heli in winter, hike in summer
Seasons: Winter (Dec - Apr), Summer (Jul - Sept)
Accommodation: 17 (double, loft, semi-private)
Amenities: dyring area, electricity, indoor toilets, equipment rentals, running water, showers, sauna, satellite phone service, internet, wood heat

We are a mountain adventure company dedicated to providing distinctive backcountry skiing and snowboarding trips in the South Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia. Our goal is for you to explore these mountains and discover the excellent and challenging skiing here. With emphasis on service and safety we can guide you through this exceptional terrain with its perfect alpine bowls, mountain summits with long glacial descents, and fantastic deep powder glades right outside the door.


Phone: 844-202-7608
Web site: www.timeshare-resale-rental.com/cities/whistler-timeshares/
Location: Coast Mountains
Access: Ski in/out, automobile
Seasons: Year-round
Accommodation: Various
Amenities: Cooking facilities, fireplaces, indoor/outdoor pools, saunas, electricity, wifi, dining rooms, running water, spacious bathrooms, plush king & queen size beds, accommodations to fit a large group comfortably

We offer ski and bike enthusiasts an affordable stay within rustic yet upscale accommodations. Timeshare resorts such as Mountainside Lodge and Raintree’s Whiski Jack at Valhalla Whistler can be found in our impressive online database. Many of the resorts are located right in the alpine resort village, offering easy-access for seasonal travelers. Staying in a Whistler timeshare from Timeshare-Resale-Rental allows you to experience the ultimate in outdoor winter adventure due to the resorts’ close proximity to the packed corduroy of Whistler-Blackcomb Ski resort and the surrounding back country trails. As a guest you will have access to ski in/out slope side options, sleigh rides, and ski school lessons. For the remaining seasons there is no shortage of things to do including tennis, horseback riding, and hiking. Enjoy all this for far less than booking directly through the resort!