Updated on November 16, 2022.
Grigory Mintsev, ski guide
GENERAL BUSINESS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Grigory Mintsev is the organizer of the ski packages described on this website, further in the text - Contractor.
Note: The term Skiing shall include snowboarding and telemark skiing
REGISTRATION POLICIES AND CONDITIONS
By submitting a registration form on-line and paying a deposit, the customer has entered into an agreement with Contractor. The completed registration form along with the terms and conditions, ski trips or quote and the rates and dates constitute a legally binding agreement between Contractor and the customer.
Prices are in Euro (EUR).
All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you have already booked the trip and paid deposit/full payment, any changes of price cannot be applied.
DEPOSITS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Each customer should familiarize themselves with these terms and conditions and information on our website. This will ensure that have a full understanding of what a ski trip/ski package entails.
Please, contact us by e-mail to reserve a space on one of our ski packages. A non-refundable deposit and a completed registration form are required within 7 days of the reservation date to confirm your reservation.
The deposit is 35% of your total package price. The exact amount will be calculated and sent back to the guest in the reply to his initial booking request.
To secure your space, final payment is required 60 days prior to commencement of your package. If booking less than 60 days prior to start of ski package, full payment is due to confirm and secure the space.
All ski packages start and finish on the specified dates and have been offered as a complete package. There are no refunds, partial or full for any of the following reasons:
- Late arrival or early departure for any reasons
- Missing flights
- Lost or destroyed travel documents
- Lost or destroyed personal gear
- Sickness or injury
- Lack of skier ability or fitness
- Any other reasons beyond the control of the Contractor
Cancellation by customer.
Customer can cancel the trip at any time. Cancellations must be made by e-mail. Cancellations are only effective once your notification is received by office of Contractor.
We ask that you thoroughly understand and consider the booking and cancellation policy prior to booking, as we make financial commitments to our staff and other providers once you have booked and we have confirmed a trip. We take your booking in good faith and begin incurring costs upon confirmation.
Cancellation more than 60 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the non-refundable deposit. If cancellation is received 60 days or less prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non-refundable.
If you are unable to attend your ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. If you or us find somebody instead of you, we return you the sum exclusive of 10% office expenses. The refund is made only after receiving full sum from new customer.
Cancellation by Contractor.
Contractor has the right to hold up or to stop completely participating in the program in case of not proper participant's behaviour, in particular: systematic breaking of guide’s safety instructions or improper behaviour, which decrease the group’s safety. No refunds are given in this situation.
Contractor reserve the right to cancel any trip at any time before it starts, by essential reasons. Your full payment will be refunded. But we are not responsible for any expenses incurred by the customer-side.
CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
If either party is forced to cancel the program due to reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, namely:
- Governmental decisions of closing borders
- Stoppage in visa issuance or visa processing
we apply following conditions:
- If reasons above arise 60 or more days prior to the program start, we transfer sum already paid to any available dates same season or next two seasons. No refunds are provided.
- If reasons above arise less than 60 days prior to the program start, we withhold the actually incurred expenses for organizing the programme. The rest will be transferred to any available dates same season or next two seasons or refunded. In each case, the amount of deduction is calculated according to the situation, detailed calculation will be provided.
Please, note that in case of any other reasons which might be related to the COVID-19 pandemic (mandatory quarantine upon return to the country of residence etc.) we apply basic conditions, described on the website. It is your responsibility to check all local regulations before booking your programme.
PASSPORTS, VISAS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
It is your responsibility that visas, passports and other travel documents are in order before departure. Contractor is not responsible for any decisions, actions, losses or delays in relation to the application or grant of such permits or visas and the consequential effect it may have on the holiday itself.
Your physician must clear any health problems that may affect your participation in any program. It is imperative you disclose any medical condition that could put you, your guide or others safety at risk.
In the unlikely case of emergency, participants may, depending upon program location, be liable to any rescue or evacuation costs incurred either on their behalf or as a result of their actions. To avoid these costs, each participant must have an emergency medical expenses insurance. This insurance should cover practice of sport activities, which includes off-piste skiing and snowboarding, heliskiing, ski-mountaineering, hiking etc.; and cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
For your tranquillity, and to avoid any financial difficulties that an unexpected cancellation or interruption could cause, we strongly recommend to purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance.
You must provide us the details of your insurance before your trip.
WEATHER AND MOUNTAIN CONDITIONS
Mountain weather is unpredictable in all seasons and is a constant factor that shapes the decisions we make before and during our programs. It would not be practical for us to refund every situation where our customers do not get the weather conditions they hope for and we make every effort to develop alternative plans. If you have a single objective in mind (such as a peak or route) we cannot guarantee that the conditions or weather will allow an attempt of that objective. We will work diligently to give you the best experience with the conditions we face at the time.
Participation in wilderness activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards. Avalanches occur frequently in the terrain used for wilderness activities and may be caused by natural forces or by persons travelling through the terrain. Client should be aware that the Contractor and their guides and employees may fail to predict whether the terrain is safe or whether an avalanche may occur. The terrain used for wilderness activities is uncontrolled, unmarked, not inspected, and involves many risks, dangers and hazards in addition to that of avalanche. These may include, but are not limited to: cornices; crevasses; cliffs; trees, tree wells; tree stumps; forest dead fall; creeks; rocks; rockfall; boulders; holes and depressions on or below the snow surface; variable and difficult snow conditions; effects of high altitude including pulmonary edema and cerebral edema; equipment failure; encounters with dangerous or poisonous flora and fauna; impact or collision with other persons; becoming lost or separated from one’s party or guide; negligence of other persons; negligence on the part of the operators or their guides and employees, including the failure of the operators or their guides, pilots and employees to safeguard or protect the client from the risks, dangers and hazards of wilderness skiing. Communication in the alpine terrain may be difficult, and in the event of an accident or illness, rescue, medical treatment and evacuation may not be available or may be delayed. Alpine weather conditions may be extreme and can change rapidly and without warning. Disease may arise from the increased difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene.
The customer should be aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with wilderness skiing, and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting there from.
PROBLEMS & COMPLAINTS
If you are unhappy with a service or facility provided in our programs, you must address your complaint immediately to the Contractor and, if relevant, to the management of the hotel or other supplier whose services are involved, so that Contractor will have an opportunity to correct the matter during the program.
If the problem cannot be solved locally however, you must write to us within 30 days of your return to the country of residence, giving your booking information and full details of your complaint.
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, Contractor regrets it cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of its contractual obligations are prevented or affected by "Force Majeure". In these conditions, "Force Majeure" means any event which Contractor or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war, or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, epidemic, adverse weather conditions, avalanches, fire, and all similar events beyond control of Contractor.
Office address: 64, Chemin de l'Ancienne ecole, Servoz, 74310, France.
Tel.: +33 7 81 04 12 77