The Spearhead Hut Committee was brought together by a passionate group of local skiers eager to create a valuable and lasting legacy to commemorate the lives of dear friends who’s lives were lost in the mountains, and share their passion with skiers for generations to come.

Acknowledging that the memorial legacy is only one component of this invaluable proposed hut system, the Kees and Claire Memorial Hut Society joined the Brett Carlson Memorial Fund, the BC Mountaineering Club, and the Alpine Club of Canada to ensure this memorial legacy addresses a wide range of backcountry users’ needs, mitigates environmental impact in the area, and increases the comfort and safety for backcountry travelers.

The Committee greatly looks forward to dedicating two of the proposed huts to the amazing people who inspired the project to get off the ground.

kc2Cornelius ‘Kees’ Brenninkmeyer and Claire Dixon

Kees and Claire were passionate skiers, bursting with life and enthusiasm. They lost their lives skiing the Wapta Traverse in 2006.  More about Kees & Claire >>


Brett3Brett Carlson

In January of 2000, Brett passed away in a tragic skiing accident in the Whistler area and has since left a legacy in the heart of Whistler’s core skiing community.  More about Brett Carlson >>