Booking Information for private Alps ski tours

Booking other trips

Non-private ski tours
Private ski tours
Chamonix off-piste
Non-private Trekking
Private Trekking
Alps summer climbing
US climbing & skiing
Canada climbing & skiing
Expeditions

See also:

our calendar
contact us
ski programs overview
Alps ski advice

 

This page is for booking private ski tours in the Alps for you and your group.

For booking "open", non-private ski tours click here.

For booking private Chamonix-based touring or off-piste click here.

 

 


Step 1

The first step in booking a private ski trip with us is to contact us and find out if the dates you seek are available. You can also check our availability page to get a general idea, but you'll still need to check with us personally to confirm. Also, this is the time to ask any questions about the trip. We're happy to answer whatever questions you might have.

The rate at which our ski programs book up varies from year to year. In order to be sure to get the dates you would prefer, for private trips you should contact us at least 8 months in advance, or earlier if you can. Once we have received registrations for our non-private trips, we can no longer be available for private tours that overlap with those dates. So the sooner you reserve your dates the more likely we can accommodate you.

If we are unable to accommodate you, we suggest you contact one of the guides on our Recommended Guides in the Alps page.

Step 2

Second, we need to confirm that your goals and skills are a good match for the trip. You'll need to look at the description of skills appropriate for the trip, and then we'll discuss how you match this description. There is lots of latitude in private programs, and we can make adjustments as needed. However, there are minimum ski skills and fitness levels for any of the hut-to-hut tours in the Alps.

Step 3

Registration forms and payment.

Last, you'll need to fill out our private ski trip registration form and return it to us, either by mail or electronically. You can download this form from the link below.

Also, please fill out our online emergency contact and evacuation insurance form. Also, a link below.

Calculating trip fees: The amount of the guiding fees is based on the number of skiers. Please see the fees page for the trip in which you have an interest. If you would like an itinerary or location different from what we present on our site, please let us know and we can give you a quote.

Deposits and payments dates: Once we have determined method and amounts of the fees, please follow the payment schedule below.

  • At registration, 500 Euros deposit per skier is due to confirm your booking.
  • 90 days before the start of the trip, the balance of fees is due.
  • If you are booking within 90 days from the trip, full fees are required.

See our cancellation and refund policies lower on this page.

We can accept payment by check, credit card or bank transfer. See our page on Payment Options to select the best payment method.

Please do not make payments until you have contacted us and confirmed that:

  • We can accommodate you on our schedule, and
  • We have agreed that the trip you are signing up for is a good match with your skills. This concern is especially important with the ski trips.
Step 4 We'll confirm your booking and discuss with you what additional trip information or advice you might need.

 

Download Registration Form for Private Ski Trips

If you would like to download our PDF registration form, click on the link below. You will need to view this download with Adobe Acrobat Reader, also a free download.

2017 Private Ski Registration Form


Fill in our online Emergency Contact Form

Please take a moment to fill in this online form. There is no hurry with this, but we'd like to have it before the start of your trip.

Emergency Contact and Evacuation Form



Payment and Cancellation Policies

Deposit & Payment Schedule

In order to secure your place in a program a deposit of 500 Euros per skier is due at the time of registration. We cannot hold your place without this deposit. Phone reservations can be held for 6 days while we await your payment.

The balance of the trip fees is due 90 days prior to the starting day of the trip. This is the balance due date. For registration after the balance due date, full payment is due at the time of registration.

If full payment is not received by the balance due date and other arrangements are not made with us, we reserve the right to consider your registration canceled.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If you cancel your enrollment for any reason the following policy applies:

  • If you cancel your enrollment before the 90-day due date you will receive a refund of all payments and deposit.
  • Cancellation occurring after the 90-day balance due date will result in a complete forfeiture of the total fees.

Trip cancellation, Interruption & Emergency Evacuation Insurance

In order to protect yourself from the loss of non-refundable fees we strongly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This type of insurance will allow you to recover fees resulting from cancellation due to personal or family illness occurring before or during your program. Most types also allow you to recover non-refundable travel expenses in the event that we are forced to cancel due to inadequate registration.

Emergency evacuation insurance, often included with trip cancellation, covers the normally very high cost of evacuation from remote mountainous areas. We strongly recommend that participants on trips to South America and Asia purchase emergency evacuation insurance. Policies are available through your insurance or travel agents.