I look forward to skiing and/or climbing with you soon! I’ve described my booking conditions below so we’re all on the same page and no-one is left hanging (which could be yourself as part of a trip). However, whenever possible I try to be flexible so everyone can stay happy 🙂

Prices

All prices are in Canadian Dollars. 5% GST is normally applicable on top of the advertised price.

Payment

E-mail money transfer is my preferred method of payment. Please contact me for details for other methods of payment including credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

A 35% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot on all trips/courses, except AST courses when the full payment is due at the time of booking. Any remaining balance is due 6 weeks prior to the program start to secure your spot, or I reserve the right to sell it to the next available person. Once full payment is received, I am unable to refund your money. Should you be able to find a suitable replacement, they will be permitted provided they meet all the requirements of the program.

In the unlikely event that I need to cancel a program for any reason (including COVID-19 related), your payment will be refunded in full. If I am unable to guide/instruct a program myself, I may hire another qualified guide to take my place.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, medical insurance, and trip cancellation insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances including sickness or injury. In the unlikely event of an emergency in the field, participants may be responsible for costs associated with a rescue.

Waiver

All participants in my programs are required to sign the Waiver prior to the start of all programs. Please read and understand the waiver in advance.

For participants in AST programs, an additional Waiver for Avalanche Canada will also need to be signed.

Medical Information

If you have any medical condition or injury that may compromise the safety of yourself or others, please let me know before booking. Should I determine that you are not capable of completing the program safely, or that your condition may compromise the safety of others, you may not be allowed to participate and I will not process your payment. You will be required to fill out a medical form when signing your waiver above.

Transportation, Food, National Park Passes and Lift Tickets

Transportation and food are not included with any of my programs unless stated otherwise, so please ensure you arrange this in advance. National Park Passes are also not included, which sometimes need to be arranged in advance. If we choose to use the lifts to access the backcountry from a ski area, lift tickets are not included.

Additional Requirements during COVID-19

Participants in all programs will be required to sign a Declaration of Health and Exposure prior to commencing all trips and courses. If you are not able to meet the requirements you will not be allowed to participate, so please read it in advance.