Ski & Snowboard Holidays, Destinations & Deals

VALIDITY

Products and prices in this brochure are subject to change without notice.

DELIVERY OF TRAVEL DOCUMENT

For most destinations, travel documents are provided to you electronically. However, some countries do exchange documents on arrival or check-in.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND BOOKING CONDITIONS All reservations are subject to availability. Verbal quotes are regarded as an estimate and prices are only confirmed with a written quote. All written quotes are subject to change at anytime.

PRICES

All prices quoted are quoted in either Australian or Canadian Dollars and are based on current rates, (including foreign exchange rates) and accordingly are subject to change without notice. Prices are provided as a guide only due to high season demand, tax alterations or currency fluctuations. Please check all prices with Ski Holidays and Tours before booking.

CURRENCY

All pricing supplied by Ski Holidays and Tours (written or verbal) is subject to change due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates without notice. Ski Holidays and Tours will notify of any price variation due to currency rates at time of quotation, deposit and final payment.

DEPOSIT FOR PACKAGES

A minimum deposit of 30% of the package cost is payable within 7 days on confirmation of booking. A higher deposit of up to 50% may be required by other hotels/apartments and over the Christmas period.

Earlybird specials (accommodation, lift passes, rentals, lessons, activities) are non-refundable once paid for in full.

Reservations made via our aggregator partners www.booking.com and www.skimax.com are subject to their published terms and conditions.

FINAL PAYMENT

The final payment or balance is due in full 90 days prior to departure unless otherwise stated. Booking made within this period must be fully paid upon confirmation.

LATE BOOKINGS

Ski Holidays and Tours reserves the right to charge late booking fees for any booking made inside of 14 days of departure. Full payment may be required at time of booking for departures within 90 days.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS

A cancellation made outside of 90 days of travel will incur a minimum fee of 50% of the bookinhg costs,  plus any charges levied by tour operators, ground operators, hotels, airlines or lift companies. A cancellation made within 90 days before departure may or will incur a 100% cancellation fee of the total booking amount. Any refunds due cannot be processed until the relevant funds have been returned by suppliers to Ski Holidays and Tours. Insurance covering cancellation is strongly advised as some cancellation penalties are strict. Refunds will not be given for unused accommodation, car rental, transfers and ski passes.

AMENDMENT

A minimum amendment fee of $A150 per change to confirmed arrangements. Within 90 days of departure the cancellation conditions will apply in full.

NOT INCLUDED IN COST OF HOLIDAYS OR SERVICES

Cost of passports, and visas where required, items not specified as being included, airport taxes where applicable, laundry, telephone calls, food not included on regular menus, ski or equipment hire, lift passes (unless stated), and any other item of a personal nature.

ACCEPTANCE OF BOOKINGS

Bookings are accepted subject to the services or accommodation applied for being available. Ski Holidays and Tours and/or its agents reserve the right, without notice, to modify, cancel or withdraw any or the arrangements and in this event the full amounts paid will be returned to the customer, and upon rendering the same, all liability of Ski Holidays and Tours  and/or its agents in respect thereof shall cease. Ski Holidays and Tours and/or its agents reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time. Bookings with Carriers are also subject to the Carriers’ terms and conditions as printed or referred to in their tickets and/or timetables and/or regulations.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

It is your responsibility to arrange all necessary passports and visas. Ski Holidays and Tours will be happy to advise you on this important point. Please make sure that these are in order before travelling.

Passport and Visa A passport is required for overseas travel, with a validity of six months after your return date. For some countries a consular visa or travel authorisation is also required. The possession of such documents is solely the passenger’s responsibility.

IMPORTANT:

All eligible travellers to the United States (including those in transit) who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must now apply for authorisation using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation website, visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov As part of the Secure Flight Program, your passport information must also be entered into your flight bookings, please provide details on your Booking Form.

Canada: Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to (or transit) through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit Exceptions include U.S. citizens.

INSURANCE

It is advisable for everyone undertaking these tours and services to insure themselves against medical expenses, personal accident, loss of deposit and cancellation fees, and also their baggage against damage, loss, theft, etc. Ski Holidays and Tours will gladly advise you on an inexpensive insurance scheme.

SNOW CONDITIONS

Average snow fall statistics indicated within this website are provided by each resort and correct at the time of press. It should be understood that Ski Holidays and Tours cannot under any circumstances be held responsible for snow conditions. No holiday can be cancelled, altered or amended on the basis of weather conditions.

HOTEL LOCATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS

Please note that maps in this brochure are not to scale and are provided only as a guide to locations.

WEBSITE ACCURACY

Whilst every effort is made on the accuracy of our website content, Ski Holidays and Tours cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions occurring in the production or changes to hotel facilities or amenities as specified, during the validity of the programme. Care will be taken however, to insure that your travel agent is updated on any major changes that could affect the enjoyment of your holiday. Photographs are supplied by the hotels, decoration, fixtures and fittings may vary from those shown within this brochure.

CHILDREN

All prices referring to discounts for children (2-12 years or as specified) are based on one child sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding. If an additional bed is required, this is likely to be a rollaway bed and will incur an additional charge, payable direct to the hotel. Where children under 2 years are accommodated free of charge, usually a cot will not be provided. Some hotels may be able to supply a cot but this may be subject to an additional charge, payable direct. Please notify us whether you are travelling with children and their age at the time of travel.

LIFT PASSES

Lift passes are included as stated. Some lift passes may require a passport photo and in the USA, Aspen resort requires a photo for certain lift passes. No refunds can be given for any unused days on lift passes included in the holiday packages, should the days not be fully utilised. Certain resorts may impose an additional surcharge for using cable cars or other lift systems not included in the usual ski lift pass rates. Any such surcharges are payable direct at the resort.

UNUSED VOUCHERS

No refunds will be given on unused vouchers for accommodation, meals, car rental, transfers and ski passes.

SPECIFIC BOOKING CONDITIONS FOR CONDOMINIUMS & APARTMENT BOOKINGS

Some hotels require a Saturday or Sunday arrival and a minimum 7 night stay.

CLEANING

Some apartments are not cleaned daily and final cleaning charges may apply.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

In some apartments/condominiums a deposit may be payable in local currency to the keyholder on arrival. This amount will be refunded, less extra charges as indicated.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Additional charges for linen, cleaning, power or heating maybe payable in some apartment/condominiums.

KEY COLLECTION

Full details of key collection will be confirmed on vouchers once documentation has been issued.

BEDDING

In any reservation case (hotel/apartment) bedding configuration cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Ski Holidays and Tours and/or its associated Companies or Agents give notice that they act as Booking Agents only for the persons or companies providing or offering the means of travel, conveyance, transport, accommodation or other services and all receipts, tickets, vouchers, coupons or exchange orders are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which transportation and other services are provided. Ski Holidays and Tours shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity that may be caused to person or property however caused or arising, during any tour under its management, sponsorship, procurement or otherwise, not withstanding that the Company’s principal may be a foreign Company, corporation or person. So far as the Company shall not be acting as such Booking Agent it shall be deemed to be acting as Agent for the person making the booking. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that they are in possession of the proper travel documents and that they are in compliance with the current government and Transportation companies’ regulations. The right is reserved to modify the itinerary in any way considered necessary or desirable or to change any reservation, and/or means of conveyance, without notice and for any reason whatsoever and without allowance or refund but the extra cost, if any, resulting there from must be paid by the passenger. The right is also reserved to cancel or withdraw any tour, or any booking made for a passenger, or to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour for any reason whatsoever. No refunds can be made in respect of accommodation and meals not utilised and under no circumstances can refunds be made for tours and sightseeing excursions not undertaken. The transportation companies or firms shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any detention, delay, loss, damage, sickness or injury however and by whom so ever caused and of whatever kind occurring of or to the passenger at any time when the passenger is not on board a carrier or conveyance used or operated by the transportation companies or firms. Passage contracts in use by the transportation companies or firms concerned shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies or firms and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers. All fares are subject to change without notice. The issuance and acceptance of receipts, tickets, vouchers coupons or exchange orders shall be deemed consent to the above conditions.