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Terms & Conditions of the Booking Contract apply to 2018-19 season only
Please read the Important Information sections along with these pages carefully before you book as they detail the terms and conditions of the agreement between us and also contain important information about your holiday and travel services provided by us. Our holidays and travel are as advertised by us and the nature and type of our services and any restrictions which may apply are also detailed in these Important Information sections.
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When you book with us, you can be sure you are booking with a reputable company and that your money is fully protected. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked with us and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency.
We provide this security by way of an ATOL number 2036 administered by the Civil Aviation Authority and a bond held by ABTA. Our ABTA number is V2151
When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package or flights from us, you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements. This booking is authorised under our ATOL number (licence number 2036) and is protected under the ATOL scheme.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will also be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. For further information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate please go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).
If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.
It is a term of this agreement that money accepted by a travel agent acting on our behalf is held by that agent on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to the ATOL holder as long as the ATOL holder does not fail.
For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.
If you book arrangements other than a package holiday from this brochure, your monies are protected by way of a bond held by ABTA. Our membership number is V2151. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found at http://www.abta.com
The contract between us is made on the terms of these booking conditions and Important Information which are governed by English Law. If you booked your holiday in any jurisdiction other than in Scotland or Northern Ireland (including any booking via the internet), this Agreement and any claim or dispute arising from or related to this Agreement, will be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim. If you booked your holiday in Scotland or Northern Ireland the courts of these countries will have jurisdiction. Our contract with you is deemed to be made at the offices of Skiworld, 3 Vencourt Place, London W6 9NU.
The type of arrangements you book will decide if your contract is with us or another supplier of travel services. Your contract will be with us if you book at least 2 or more of the following services when the services are taken together and also either a) cover a period over 24 hours or b) include overnight accommodation: 1. transport 2. accommodation 3. other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation which account for a significant part of the arrangements. We will need to be aware that you have booked more than one arrangement with us.
For all other arrangements, excluding accommodation only bookings, we are a booking agent for other suppliers and your contract will be with them. We accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions. Copies of the conditions of these suppliers are available on request and we recommend that you ask for these.
You must be at least 18 years of age to book a holiday with Skiworld and if you are under 18 and travelling with us, an adult must accompany you. There may be other age restrictions on certain of our offers or services and these will be detailed in these offers or the descriptions of these services.
Please be aware that if you book through a travel agent, any advice or information they may give you which is not based on advice given by us to them, is their responsibility. This includes descriptions and photographs. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability if incorrect or misleading information is given to you in these circumstances.
When you ask us or your travel agent to confirm your holiday booking you guarantee that you have:
a) read these booking conditions which incorporates the information, restrictions and obligations set out herein and in our Important Information and have the authority to book and accept on behalf of your party, the terms set out along with any terms and conditions of carriage. You accept that all this constitutes the entire agreement between us with regard to your booking and travel arrangements. No variations to these conditions shall be valid unless agreed by us in writing
b) you also consent to our processing personal information about you and members of your party in accordance with our privacy and data protection policy.
Whatever the number of people in your booking, once you have confirmed your reservation, we will only deal with the lead name for the booking in all subsequent correspondence of any kind. The lead booking name is the person responsible for ensuring the accuracy of personal details supplied and for ensuring all important information and terms and conditions are passed to all members of the booking.
The party leader is also responsible for passing on any information regarding the booking including (but not limited to) accommodation details, schedule changes and timings to members of the party and for notifying Skiworld of personal circumstances (such as reduced mobility or dietary requirements) of any member of the party.
It is a condition of booking with us that you (the group leader) and all others in your party, including children of any age, are adequately insured on holiday.
It is an express condition of booking that you have adequate travel insurance offering cover for (but not limited to) delayed departure (outbound and inbound), too much snow as well as too little, resort closure due to force majeure and hired equipment. You must ensure that your insurance covers you for all the activities you undertake in resort such as après-ski or heli-skiing and that your policy covers you for hired equipment if this is what you chose to do. No liability will be accepted by Skiworld for any clients travelling without adequate insurance. Please refer to the insurance section of our website for more information.
When you or your travel agent asks for your booking to be confirmed, or you book on our website, we will do our best to meet this request. If the arrangements you have asked to book are still available, we will send (by email) written confirmation in the form of a Confirmation Invoice. A contract is not made until the date shown on our Confirmation Invoice or, if you book within 7 days of departure, when we accept your full payment. We aim to despatch Confirmation Invoices 2 – 3 days following receipt of your deposit and booking form. Please contact us if you do not receive an invoice within 7 days.
As verbal descriptions and telephone conversations are subject to interpretation and cannot be proved or confirmed, we accept no liability for these. Website bookings/quotes are also subject to technical error. Therefore all telephone and website bookings and quotes are subject to our written confirmation and this is why it is important that you check your invoice as soon as you receive it.
As our invoice constitutes the contract between us, it is your responsibility to check the invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. You must make sure that all the details are correct. If this is not the case, it is important that you inform us within 24 hours of receiving your invoice. Failure to do so may result in administrative charges being applied for booking amendments. Items not mentioned on your invoice will not be supplied (this includes dietary requests).
If there is any change to any of the details discussed at the time of booking, before the Confirmation Invoice is issued, we will notify you promptly of any new or changed details, including a change to the total price (if any). If we have not heard from you within 24 hours, we will presume that all details are correct. Any changes you make to your booking after this time will incur an amendment fee and in the case of a scheduled airline this can be as much as 100% of the cost of the flight.
There may be some instances where we are not able to confirm some of our arrangements straight away (such as flights or some ground arrangements) in which case this will be indicated on your invoice. A contract for these arrangements will only be made when we have confirmed them in writing, usually by means of an additional invoice. Errors in costings are very rare. However, if there is an obvious error on your invoice we reserve the right to correct this as soon as we are aware of it.
If you wish clarification of information or to include things in your contract, please request these in writing and we will confirm our acceptance in a written confirmation.
You must provide us with all the names and dates of birth of the people in your party within 24 hours of booking along with any other Advanced Passenger Information (API) required. Failure to do this may mean your booking is not confirmed. The names you supply must be exactly as they appear on passports. It is your responsibility to ensure that these are correct as changes to scheduled flights (including spellings of names, as well as times) may incur a 100% cancellation charge by the airline.
Please be aware that any monies paid in order to go ahead with a request for flights or accommodation constitutes a commitment to proceed with the booking if your request can be fulfilled. Such monies are non-refundable unless the request cannot be fulfilled.
When you book with us via our website or ask that documentation (which may include e-confirmations and e-tickets) be sent to you by email, we will use the email address you have given us. We assume that this address is correct and that you check it regularly and, importantly, that you accept the risks associated with this means of communication. We cannot be held responsible if we have sent emails to you and you fail to receive them (due to a full inbox for example or spam filter). So please check you have received all documentation promised and that all the details therein are correct.
For certain departure dates we may hold an option on your chosen accommodation for up 24 hours (unless otherwise specified). After this, it will be expired automatically unless you have confirmed your booking with a payment. Please be aware that an oral request or provision of an option does not give rise to contractual obligations to you or to Skiworld and may be cancelled by either party. We do not hold options on late availability prices or for holidays on peak dates. All options expire at the end of the date stated.
You will be required to pay a deposit per person to secure your holiday unless you book within 10 weeks of departure in which case full payment is required. The amount of the deposit will be specified at the time of booking and will vary according to your holiday arrangements. This is because some suppliers including airlines require full payment at the time of booking. In this case these amounts are non-refundable and this can be as much as 100% of the holiday price.
We reserve the right to increase or decrease these amounts and will notify you at the time of booking. We also reserve the right to amend the means by which payment should be made for your holiday without notice. Our reservations team and website will have the most up to date information.
Deposits can be paid using the following methods:
1. Bank transfer to Skiworld sort code: 20-36-08, account number: 20600504. Please be sure to quote your Skiworld booking reference number on your transfer
2. Cheque. Please make cheques payable to Skiworld Ltd and write your Skiworld booking reference on the back of the cheque
3. Credit or debit card. Please note we do not accept AMEX
Once confirmed, your booking deposit and any amendment charges are non-refundable except in the circumstances specified. Deposits may be claimable on insurance, subject to terms. All money paid to your travel agent will be held by the agent on our behalf.
We will send you a confirmation invoice detailing the remaining amount to pay for your holiday. Please refer to our important information regarding what's included and what is not included within your holiday price. If this is not paid at least 10 weeks before your departure, we reserve the right to make a surcharge of £10 per overdue day per booking, reduce/remove any discounts and then to treat your booking as cancelled. In this instance cancellation charges apply and these may be up to 100% for certain services supplied.
Final balances or full payments (when bookings are made within 10 weeks of departure), can be paid by bank transfer or cheque. Please note we do not accept payments by debit or credit card for final balances or full payments up to 5 weeks before departure. We reserve the right to amend this and our sales team will be able to advise you as to the dates applicable for various payment methods for your booking.
If you have enjoyed a group discount or, a Ski-All-In discount or a whole chalet discount on your booking, a condition of these offers is that all payments (deposits, balances and/or full payments) must always come from one source .ie. the lead name on the booking. If this condition is not adhered to, a charge of £20 per transaction will be made for multiple card payments or transfers.
Travel documents will not be dispatched until final payment has been received.
Please refer to our important information regarding what's included and what is not included within your holiday price.
Our prices are correct on the date published but we reserve the right to increase or decrease our prices at any time prior to booking. We will be able to tell you or your travel agent the up-to-date price of your chosen holiday prior to confirming your booking.
To help you make the most of your holiday, we are delighted to offer the facility to book extras (such as ski packs). It is best to book these at the time you book your holiday. If you decide to add extras at a later stage, they are subject to availability and assuming it is possible to add them, you will be charged the price applicable at the time they are booked and not when you booked your holiday.
Please bear in mind that as chalets offer set menus, we reserve the right to make an additional charge for special dietary requests. Such charges start from £35pp.
With our self-catering accommodation, we have an allocation of rooms/apartments. When this allocation is full, it may be possible for us to request additional rooms. . Extra to allocation rooms are not always offered to us at the same special rates as those we have on allocation.
As a result of the instability in oil prices, airlines often charge a fuel supplement which we will include in the price of your holiday. As these change regularly, the price you pay for your holiday may not be as displayed on our website as we are not always able to make changes as quickly as these supplements change.
The price of our air holiday packages includes an amount per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices. We reserve the right to amend prices at any time should the current level of APC increase.
The government replaced Air Passenger Duty paid by all passengers on flights leaving the UK with an emissions tax from 1st November 2009. Prices have been calculated on current costs for this tax. We reserve the right to amend our prices to reflect changes in costs announced by the government.
Once the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed, then, subject to the correction of omissions or errors, we will only increase the price in the following circumstances: changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However, there will be no change within 30 days of your departure.
Should these costs increase, we will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase up to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. We will only pass on an increase above this amount, plus an administration charge per person together with an amount to cover travel agents’ commission if the booking was made through a partner travel agent. These changes will be shown in an Amendment Invoice. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your holiday price (excluding admin charges), you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. The increase will be considered a Major Change and you will be entitled to the alternatives detailed in this section including the compensation stated.
Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your Amendment Invoice.
Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.
The price quoted on your Amendment Invoice is guaranteed unless you change your holiday. Any increases in our costs which occur after this will be borne by us.
Please remember that promotional offers and discounts are only valid at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively.
Should you instruct your debit/credit card company to ‘charge back’ any payments properly due from you in respect of your booking, we will charge you an administration fee of £10 per incident plus any associated costs. We further reserve the right to cancel your booking and take legal action against you for recovery of the outstanding money.
Our website prices are based on the exchange rates and other costs prevailing on 31/05/18: EUR 1.12, CHF 1.30, USD 1.32, CAD 1.70, YEN 138.
We plan our holiday arrangements many months in advance. Therefore it is occasionally necessary to make changes to the holidays as described and we reserve the right to do this at any time. We, or your travel agent, will notify you of any changes before you book. If you have already booked we will notify you as soon as we can.
Your invoices will always show the latest planned route timings and these will be subject to change. The times on your tickets or e-tickets may also change due to circumstances beyond our control but it is important that you check these as soon as you receive them in case they differ from the estimated timings on your invoice.
Our aim is always to try and provide you with the holiday you have booked. But if, for example, there are not enough people booked on the holiday we may cancel it. We reserve the right to cancel your holiday in any circumstances (without any further liability to you) but if we do you will be entitled to a refund or accept an alternative holiday from us of equivalent or similar standard and price (if available). In either instance we will pay compensation as detailed unless we cancel the holiday due to one of the events described in Events Beyond our Control, or because you have failed to pay on time or because we do not have sufficient bookings to operate the holiday. We will always refund the difference in price if the replacement holiday is of a lower price.
We reserve the right to move bookings of up to 4 people to an alternative chalet in the event that there are no other bookings in the original chalet.
Most of the changes we are obliged to make are minor changes to arrangements for which no compensation or refund is due. Many of these are defined below. If we are forced to make major changes (as or similar to those defined below) we will advise you as soon as we are in a position to do so and you have a number of options (subject only to the section on Events Beyond our Control below). Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes are given below.
Minor changes: alteration of airline/flight routing, of aircraft type, of overseas arrival airport/seaport/station, of outward/return flights/travel timings by less than 12 hours, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard and any other change not specified as a major change (below).
Major changes: change of UK airport (excluding airports in the same region e.g. London, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, City Airport or Stansted and departure points London and Ashford and Ebbsfleet), resort, flight times by 12 hours or more, or to a lower standard (including Skiworld’s rating) of accommodation and cancellation of holiday.
If we are obliged to make a major material change to the holiday you have booked and for which you have received a confirmation invoice, or if we cancel the holiday within 63 days of the original departure date you may choose to:
(a) accept the new holiday arrangement offered by us (which may involve a change of resort)
(b) purchase a replacement holiday from us at the current selling price, if one is available or
(c) cancel your holiday and receive a full refund. We will pay compensation as detailed unless the change is for reasons beyond our control as described below. We will have no other liability to you.
We will always refund the difference in price if the replacement holiday is of a lower standard and price. You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer of alternative holiday arrangements. If you do not, we will assume your acceptance of the new holiday arrangement.
In the unlikely event of a flight change, delay and/or diversion, the airline will endeavour to keep you informed and provide you with refreshments and/or meals in accordance with their obligations under the EU Denied Boarding Regulations (copies will be available at the airline counter) where it is operationally feasible to do so.
In the case of extended delays at an overseas airport we will endeavour in conjunction with the airline to make arrangements for overnight accommodation for you, though this subject to local availability. You will be responsible for any accommodation costs as these cannot be borne by Skiworld and you should be able to reclaim the costs against your insurance policy.
If your flight is delayed due to reasons of force majeure such as weather conditions (either in the UK or overseas), industrial action, natural disasters, closure or congestion of airports, etc. we regret that neither we nor the airline will be liable to provide meals, refreshments or overnight accommodation. You should ensure that your own travel insurance policy provides a reasonable level of cover for such events. If you consider that you have a claim under EU261/2004 regulations in the event of a flight delay or cancellation you should approach the airline concerned, not Skiworld, as these regulations apply to airlines not tour operators.
Skiworld cannot offer compensation for inconvenience or loss of holiday time caused by late arrival in resort due to flight delays, flight diversions, road/weather conditions or curtailment regardless of how caused. Similarly it is not possible to obtain refunds for any unused accommodation or facilities or for losses, costs and expenses of other travel/accommodation arrangements outside of the package holiday resulting from flight changes, delays or diversions, which should be claimed on your own insurance policy. Very rarely we may be forced by, for example, adverse weather conditions or road closures (not necessarily in your chosen resort) to make alternative arrangements and in the interests of safety for your outward and/or return journey (generally at the point of flight departure and dependent upon availability of local facilities) the cost of which, if not covered by the airline, must be claimed on your own travel insurance.
In such circumstances we will endeavour to provide reasonable assistance with alternative arrangements, but you will not be entitled to additional compensation. If you are using connecting or internal flights either outbound or homebound to connect with our flights and experience a delay, we ask that you telephone us to inform us of your amended travel arrangements. Please note that we do not accept responsibility in the event of any delay to, or if you miss, connecting flights or other services that have not been booked through us. If you are booking connecting flights we would recommend that you purchase a ticket which may allow a degree of flexibility in the event of any delay or change to your advertised flight timings.
If your flight is delayed resulting in late arrival in resort (i.e. after 9pm) you will usually be offered a cold plate or a reduced menu on arrival. On your return journey to the UK our obligation, particularly in a force majeure situation, is to provide transportation back to your original UK departure airport. To do this we reserve the right to substitute airlines/aircraft and make any necessary alteration to your travel arrangements, including a change of method of carriage. Return flights may be arranged to an alternative airport in the UK with onward surface transportation to your original airport. In such circumstances transportation costs will be met by Skiworld but we will not be responsible for the provision or cost of meals, telephone calls, etc.
Please note that we will not accept responsibility for alternative travel arrangements you choose to make yourself and in no circumstances will we accept responsibility for loss of earnings or professional fees.
If your flight is delayed and you “lose” a day’s equipment or lift pass, we regret that we are not able to make any refund in respect of pre-booked equipment or lift passes. A pro-rata refund should be claimed from your travel insurance.
Notification of major change more than 63 days before departure £0,
62-43 days £10 pp;
29-42 days £20 pp;
15-28 days £25 pp;
0-14 days £30 pp.
We shall be under no further liability to you, nor shall we be liable for any costs or expenses outside the holiday cost.
Compensation will be paid to each full fare paying adult in the booking. Any children not paying the adult price will receive 50% of these amounts. Children or adults on free places will not receive any standard payment.
FORCE MAJEURE: This means that we will not pay compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural disasters (such as avalanches), nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, technical problems with accommodation or transport, closure or congestion at airports, stations or ports, cancellations or changes of schedule by carriers or alteration of aircraft type by suppliers, or suppliers ceasing to operate due to adverse weather conditions and all similar events outside our or their control or any similar events.
If you wish to change any details of your booking we will do our best to help. However, in the case of major changes (such as those that will lower the basic price of your holiday or that would cause your holiday to cease being a package holiday) will be treated by us as a different holiday and cancellation charges apply. Changes to your accommodation and flight within 70 days prior to departure will also be treated by us as a different holiday and will also incur cancellation charges.
If we are able to change your holiday details without cancellation (i.e. without it constituting a different holiday as defined above) we will make an amendment charge of £35 per change per person if more than 70 days before departure. Within 70 days of departure the fee will be £50 per change per person.
The price of your new travel arrangements may not be the same as when you originally booked. The new price will be that which applies on the day you asked for the change.
If you wish to make a change to your holiday whilst in resort (i.e. extending or reducing your holiday or changing accommodation) this will be subject to availability. Any such changes must be advised to us in writing either via our local office or our head office in London. Any additional costs including administration fees must be paid in advance.
Most scheduled carriers and some charter carriers, other than our own, prohibit changes (including name changes and times) and require that new tickets be purchased or charge a high amendment fee. These charges will be passed on to you. Once tickets (including e-tickets) have been issued and sometimes even before they have been issued, any changes at all to the ticket (including initials) will result in you having to pay for the cancelled ticket and buy a new ticket at the full cost. Therefore, it is important that you take great care when providing names and departure details. If your change means that we have to send you new tickets, we cannot do so or refund you until we have received all your travel documents including your tickets.
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing (email or letter) by the person who made the booking) or by your travel agent – also in writing. We cannot accept verbal cancellations. Once you have cancelled your booking we will send you a cancellation invoice (by email). If you have not received this within 14 days please contact us.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your holiday, the cancellation charges below are payable (including extras) from the date we receive written confirmation. The more notice you give us, the less we charge. The person who made the booking is responsible for this charge.
Please remember that for some holiday arrangements (in particular scheduled carriers) the cancellation charges may be higher than those shown. In these cases 100% cancellation fee applies as soon as the booking is made and the ticket issued. In these instances the charges below are as a % of the cost of all the remaining arrangements and the non-refundable charges will be added to these.
The number of days prior to departure is taken to be from the day on which written notice is received by us: cancellation 70 days or more prior to departure = loss of deposit
56-70 days = 35%
28-55 days = 55%
14-27 days = 75%
13-4 days = 95%
3 days or less = 100%
USA, Canada, Japan, All other destinations
56-70 days = 35%
0-55 days = 100%
As much accommodation is priced according to the number of people staying there, if cancellation of a party member results in under occupancy of a room, apartment or chalet, the cost of the holiday for those remaining will increase as they must pay the appropriate empty bed charge. Cancellations may also affect your entitlement to discounts and promotions (see the relevant terms and conditions). Such changes to costs as a result of reductions in numbers of your party will be shown on a new invoice.
If you wish to add a person to your booking or add ski packs, we cannot guarantee that this can be done and such changes cannot always be accepted within 14 days prior to the date of departure.
If you are staying in Skiworld accommodation and travelling to your destination on a Skiworld charter flight and you are prevented from travelling, you may be able to transfer your booking to another person provided:
i) The booking does not include services provided by suppliers who will consider the booking cancelled if changes are made
ii) Your arrangements remain exactly the same as the original booking
iii) The replacement person takes on the exact cost of your holiday as paid by you
iv) You must put your request to transfer your booking in writing
v) That person confirms in writing their acceptance of the terms of our agreement
vi) That person must show us new evidence of their insurance (as any premiums paid by you cannot be refunded)
vii) You pay an amendment fee the amount of which will depend on when we are notified of the change.
viii) You will remain responsible for the payment of any balances relating to your holiday should that person be in default of payment
ix) You cannot transfer a booking within 14 days of travel In all other instances cancellation charges will apply.
The following applies where we are providing a holiday package. If we are providing transport only or accommodation only, or are acting as a booking agent, this section does not apply to you and we accept responsibility only for the proven negligence of our employees when acting in our employ.
Except where we are your booking agent, this section covers injury, illness or death whilst you are using the holiday services that we have arranged. We do not have any direct control over the way our suppliers provide their services but everyone employed or contracted by us is expected to carry out their duties properly. If they fail to carry out their duties properly or at all and that fault results in your injury, illness or death we may make a payment to you which would be similar to one you would receive under English law in an English court.
We have taken all reasonable care to ensure that the services that make up your holiday are provided by reputable suppliers and businesses. These organisations follow local and national regulations and laws of the country in which they operate. However, overseas safety standards often differ from those in the UK and in some instances may not yet meet EC fire safety recommendations. Our obligations in regard to reasonable care and due diligence will be deemed to have been complied with when provision has conformed with local regulation or, in the absence of this, local custom.
We will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall (force majeure); or if resulting from actions of suppliers or employees acting outside the scope of their employment/contract when the accident occurred.
Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of twice the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:
(a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and
(b) Any relevant international convention, for example (but not limited to) the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.
You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices (3 Vencourt Place, London, W6 9NU. Telephone 0330 102 8004).
We will make such payments for injury, illness or death provided that you accept that:
i) You must bring your injury or illness to the attention of the supplier and ourselves whilst in resort and as soon as possible. You must also write to us regarding your claim within 3 months of coming home from the holiday to allow us the opportunity of investigating it properly
ii) You must include a letter from your GP regarding your illness or injury
iii) You must transfer to us the rights you have against the supplier/other person
iv) You must cooperate fully if we or our insurers wish to enforce these rights
v) Any payments we make may be limited in accordance with international conventions
We want your holiday to be as enjoyable as possible, but occasionally even the best-laid plans can go wrong. In the unlikely event of there being something not to your liking whilst on holiday, we aim to resolve it as quickly and amicably as possible. In order to resolve problems we ask:
(i) That you must report it immediately to the relevant supplier of the services in question and to our Resort Representative, thereby giving them the opportunity to remedy the problem. Part of this reporting procedure is that you complete a form in resort so all parties are clear on the precise nature of the issues involved. It is an express condition of your Agreement that this simple procedure is followed. If you fail to follow this procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract.
(ii) If you are still dissatisfied we ask that you write to us giving details of your complaint. We do not automatically follow up a report made in resort as in many cases these are resolved. We do not issue refunds in resort as we feel it is important that all the relevant information is gathered in fairness to all involved. Our Representatives are not authorised to promise or make payments or to vary the terms, conditions or information in the Skiworld brochure.
(iii) If you write to us, we ask that you do so within 28 days of your return quoting your booking reference and providing details of your dissatisfaction. We will acknowledge your letter and investigate the points you raised and reply within 28 days.
N.B: For your comfort and safety, Skiworld reserves the right to only allow access to approved third party suppliers offering goods and services within our properties.
All written correspondence to our London office is acknowledged and we will reply within 28 days. If we have not been able to finish our investigation after 28 days we will write to you advising you as to our progress.
We can usually sort out any complaints you have. In the event of us not being able to agree you can take the matter to arbitration under a special scheme offered in conjunction with the Association of British Travel Agents. The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website.
The Scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The Scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element.
The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by IDRS within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement.
For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA / Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details on request or from www.abta.com.
If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances as long as the following requirements are met: i) You must tell us and the supplier involved whilst you are in resort and write to us within 3 months of your return from holiday. ii) You must make a claim under your insurance policy’s legal expenses section (or other if appropriate), send us proof of this claim and repay us the money to cover our expenses if and when your claim is successful.
Only those people named on your confirmation invoice can use the accommodation or transport (or other service) arranged by us. You are not permitted to share accommodation or transport with anyone else. All clients undertake not to damage their accommodation, and to abide by local regulations (especially in relation to noise). Clients are liable for the cost of any damage or loss and Skiworld shall be entitled to recover costs from the client if necessary before homebound transfer. The party leader shall be liable in the first instance for any claims against the party. You or your party may be denied boarding if you refuse to pay or to undertake a commitment to pay on your return.
N.B: For your comfort and safety, Skiworld reserves the right to only allow access to approved third party suppliers offering goods and services within our properties.
We reserve the right to refuse to accept you as a customer or to continue dealing with you if your behaviour is disruptive or affects or threatens to affect other travellers or is threatening, disruptive or abusive towards our staff either in the UK or abroad (this includes on the telephone or in writing). If any of those in charge of operating our holidays such as flight staff or our resort staff consider you or any of your party to be disruptive, they can refuse to allow you to proceed with your travel arrangements. If this means you are prevented from boarding your outbound flight, we will consider your booking cancelled and the appropriate cancellation charges will apply. If this occurs abroad, you will become responsible for sourcing your own accommodation and flight home including alternative arrangements for those who will not travel without you. In any of these circumstances no refunds will be made or compensation paid. We may also make a claim against you (and/or instigate criminal proceedings) if your behaviour has resulted in additional costs to us.
All descriptions in our brochure, or made orally or in writing (including our website) are given in good faith based on information believed to be correct at the time. As information is prepared well in advance of the opening of ski resorts, it is inevitable that some details will change since content was prepared. This is outside our control.
We reserve the right to make changes to the information on our website and in our brochure at the point of booking or as soon as they are made known to us. Our reservations staff will have the most up-to-date information and we will do our utmost to notify you of changes before your departure. If changes occur after you have booked we will do our best to inform you however, we will limit the advice to what we feel is an important part of our contract or which we fell will affect the enjoyment of your holiday.
To help us do this, we ask that you advise us of any particular facilities that are important to you at the time of booking.
We will also post these amendments on our website so please check the details of your accommodation on skiworld.co.uk.
Photographs of rooms represent the type of accommodation available but not all rooms will be the same shape, size or style. Please note that family rooms are not necessarily larger than the norm. Descriptions of apartments are a guide only, as all are individually owned and differ from one another.
If specific wine, drinks, food or toiletries mentioned in our brochure or on our website are unavailable locally or have been significantly increased in price, we reserve the right to substitute them for suitable alternatives.
We have taken great care and checked all the distances mentioned in this brochure and on our website. However, resort layouts can often be changed when the resorts open for the next winter season and such changes may affect the distances we have mentioned.
Our holidays may appear on websites not operated by us (such as travel agents). We do not accept responsibility or liability for advice or information given to you on a website not operated or maintained by us.
In many mountain resorts, signal strength is limited throughout the village not just in individual properties and speeds are not as we are used to in most urban environments in the UK. Wi-Fi or internet access is often belongs to the property/chalet owner and is therefore completely out of our control. For any Wi-Fi access, regardless of the supplier, we cannot guarantee that it will be operative during your holiday, you will not be advised in advance if this facility is removed, and no compensation or refund will be paid if it is not available for whatever reason. Charges may apply in some properties and we will do our best to notify you of these.
We will always try to meet any special requests and to pass them to our suppliers. Your request will be shown on your invoice to indicate that a request has been made but this is not a guarantee that your request can be fulfilled. Please note that special requests do not form part of our contractual agreement and we will have no liability if they are not met. Due to the additional work required to process special request, we reserve the right to charge an administration fee of between £30 - £50 per person.
Single travellers or guests who wish to occupy accommodation with fewer people than the number shown on the bedroom/chalet description may feel that the cost per person of their holiday appears higher than it should be.
The reason for this supplement is that our contract with the owners is based on a price per room while our holidays are sold per person, including flights and other elements. Therefore, the per person price for a single traveller includes the entire room cost. This applies to both single rooms in hotels, chalets, ski lodges and self-catering units where, for example, three people may want to occupy accommodation usually sold for four and priced accordingly.
We do not make additional or excessive profits from these sales; the prices charged merely reflect the real costs to us. In some accommodation there are rooms that are designed for single occupancy only. In this instance there will normally be a supplement but usually less than when a single person occupies a double room. These single rooms are often smaller and sometimes less well appointed.
For resorts where we do not have representation, you will have the services of one of our team in a neighbouring resort or our nearest local office (which may be the UK). You will also be provided with a number in case of emergency.
Whilst we do everything possible to locate lost property, we cannot guarantee to do so or to be able to arrange for your property to be returned. Clients will need to contact our overseas office (email@example.com). If we are able to locate lost property and arrange for its return, all costs of so doing must be paid in advance along with an administration charge of £25. We cannot be held responsible for lost property whilst in transit to the UK howsoever this is arranged. We reserve the right to increase the administration charge for the return of lost property for bulky items with special dispatch costs.
We offer the facility to book ski packs (lift passes, equipment, ski carriage or tuition) in advance of your arrival in resort. In doing so we act solely as an agent on behalf of the providers of these services. We have no control over the service provided and have no liability for the act(s) or omissions of any of the service providers.
Please note that some extras (such as but not limited to ski carriage and lessons) are subject to availability and on a first come first served basis. It is important that you check that any extras are detailed on your invoice otherwise we cannot guarantee that these will be provided.
All the information in this section along with the descriptions of our ski pack elements contained in this brochure and on our website form the basis of your agreement with the service providers. All the information on the elements of the services (such as ski packs) has been provided by the service providers themselves and we cannot accept any liability for errors on their part.
The service providers agree that these conditions are the basis of your agreement with them. All service providers reserve the right to revise elements of these conditions as necessary and we will notify you, on their behalf, of any such amendments. The contract between you and the service provider is governed by the law of the country where the service is performed.
When you book any ski pack element, we will on behalf of the service provider, issue a written confirmation to you usually by post or email. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to check your emails regularly.
Then written confirmation signifies that the service provider has entered into a contract with you that are subject to both these terms and conditions and those of the service provider. Any monies paid to us have been taken on behalf of the service provider.
All service providers reserve the right to refuse any booking or to alter when operationally necessary their provision (for example but not limited to an alteration to the area covered by a lift pass). This is entirely beyond our control and in this instance service providers will have no further liability to you.
Changes and cancellations
Should you wish to cancel a pre-booked ski pack element, please be aware that in most instances cancellation fees are levied by the service providers and generally refunds of pre-booked items are not made. As these vary depending on the departure date please ask our office or the service provider for details. Changes to bookings may not always be possible and may incur amendment fees.
The service providers will try to ensure that once confirmed your booking is not changed or cancelled. However, as these details are prepared many months in advance of the start of the ski season, occasionally changes may occur. We are not liable for these changes. Where a service provider is forced to cancel a booking they will endeavour to offer an alternative and, if accepted, any monies paid will be credited to this revised service.
All prices are correct at the time of publication. However, as prices are in sterling, the service providers reserve the right to amend their prices in line with changes in exchange rates. Such changes may apply prior to or at the time of booking or a surcharge may be applied to any pre-booked items to compensate them for alterations in currency exchange rates. We will notify you of such increases or surcharges. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of the booking, the service provider agrees that you will be entitled to cancel your booking with them and receive a full refund. You will have 7 days from the date of the issue of a surcharge notice to tell us if you wish to cancel your booking. Otherwise it will be assumed that you will pay the surcharge.
The prices of pre-booked items may be less or more than those in resort. Service providers do not guarantee a saving (for example when a ski pass covers both low and high season). No refunds are given by service providers for differences in prices of pre-booked items and those in resort. Special offers and discounts may not be available in resort as they only apply to pre-booked items.
If you wish to add ski packs to your booking, we cannot guarantee that this can be done and such changes cannot always be accepted within 7 days prior to the date of departure. All ski packs are subject to availability and all offers are on a first come first served basis.
In all cases, no refunds can be given in resort for differences in price.
Proof of age or that you are a family (if surnames are different) may be required for any lift passes where discounts have been obtained for children, senior skiers or family passes.
Our ski hire return service, where offered, applies only to those staying in a Skiworld chalet.
It is essential that your insurance covers you for hired equipment. Many service providers offer top-up insurance and we recommend you take this. Details of this will be displayed in the shop and we recommend you read this.
Children’s skis, boots and helmets: Children’s prices usually apply to children up to 1.5m in height with shoe size up to 36. Where we specify a child’s age for equipment, this applies as long as the child’s height and size of shoe do not exceed these specifications. We strongly recommend helmets for children.
If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you must in the very first instance contact the service provider. This ensures that they have the opportunity there and then to understand the nature of your concerns and to respond accordingly. Failure to register any issues with the service provider means they will have been robbed of the opportunity to rectify the situation and they will be unlikely to accept any claims thereafter. Where you have been unable to rectify the situation with the service provider our Representatives may be able to assist. We will try to help resolve any dissatisfaction on a goodwill basis and without any responsibility for any claims or complaints.
The number of hours of lessons varies from resort to resort and this information is displayed on our website. The running of group lessons often depends on minimum numbers so the availability of lessons cannot be guaranteed and this is particularly the case in low season. Please note that some ski schools limit their hours over peak (usually school) holiday dates and may also close on Sundays. They may also close for one or two days over the Christmas and New Year period. During peak dates such as Christmas, New Year, half term and even Easter, ski schools become fully booked. We therefore strongly advise that you book your lessons in advance on these dates.
There may be other nationalities in your group lessons.
The minimum age for learning to ski depends on the ski school’s policy, facilities and the child’s ability. Occasionally ski schools recommend that children under 6 learning to ski for the first time join a kindergarten in order to familiarise them in a more controlled environment.
Where these are provided they are strictly for complete beginners only i.e. someone who has never skied or boarded before. Equipment provided is entry level and the lift pass included may be a restricted beginner pass. If you progress quickly you may be required to purchase an upgraded pass – this is subject to your ability and progress.
Excursions or other tours not run by Skiworld that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator (service provider) of the excursion or tour and not with us. The decision to take part in any such activity is entirely at your own discretion and risk. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.
The events we offer are often dependent on weather conditions and achieving a minimum number of participants. Therefore the programmes offered may not always be available. Mentions of restaurants are merely indications that these facilities exist and that they are popular. Excursions or activities that you book and partake in locally are at your own risk and liability. It is important that you check that your insurance covers you for these activities.
Details of all services mentioned in the brochure, for example bus services in resort, are correct at the time of going to press. However, these may change once the resort has opened and we are not notified by the resort in advance of these changes.
Facilities such as lifts, shuttle bus services, saunas, ice rinks and swimming pools may not be operational at the beginning or the end of the season. This may also affect some of the facilities in your accommodation. This may be due to factors such as weather or the number of tourists in resort, repairs or redecoration. These decisions are often made on the spot by their operators and we are not always informed.
Where we do know we will do our utmost to let you know. At the beginning and at the end of the season building work in resorts may be taking place. We have no control over these building works and are not made aware of their start and finish times.
The safety and wellbeing of our guests is of paramount importance to us. We continually strive to improve hygiene and safety standards in all our destinations. All our properties are obliged to meet local regulations although it is important to remember that even in European countries these may not match those in the UK, which are some of the most stringent in the world. In ski resorts particularly, many buildings are made of timber, often without separate fire escapes. We strongly advise that you and your party familiarise yourselves with your accommodation, safety procedures and location of fire extinguishers.
As with all adventure sports you must ensure you have adequate insurance and partake at your own risk. Most operators of such activities will require that you sign a disclaimer. If due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control the package or alternative is unavailable during your stay, our liability will be limited to a refund of the cost paid for the excursion, subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier. We will inform you at the time of booking.
It is possible that various consequences of Brexit and the lead up to it may affect the performance of our contract with you. The issues outlined in this section are very unlikely to affect any bookings made and enacted before 29th March 2019. However, for some of our guests, we are aware that between the date on which you book your chosen holiday arrangements and the actual performance of those arrangements the UK will be changing its relations with the EU and latterly cease to be a member state of the European Union.The situation is fluid and currently we have no idea how the process leading up to and following Brexit will affect travel in Europe or the holiday arrangements we are offering.
We know nothing of the likelihood of the introduction of new laws or of existing laws ceasing to apply or changes in current legislation or the timescales for any of these. Any of these changes may restrict or entirely prevent our ability to provide you with certain services that make up your chosen arrangements. At present, the changes in law that we consider are most likely to occur and, in turn, affect your chosen arrangements are:
a) A potential inability for the United Kingdom as a whole (and ourselves, for the purpose of this clause and your chosen arrangements) to rely on the free movement of workers and, in particular, the Posted Workers Directive. The result of this may be that we are unable to provide you with certain services that make up your chosen arrangements, such as the provision of a local representative, chalet and Lodge hosts etc.
b) A potential inability for British airlines to operate flights into / out of the European Union and, conversely, an inability for European airlines to operate into / out of the United Kingdom. The result of this may be that we are unable to provide you either with the flights that you have booked or indeed any replacement flights.
Should Brexit result in a change of law that prevents us from providing you with certain services that make up your chosen arrangements, we will:
i) Make reasonable endeavours to provide you with suitable alternative services to those that we are unable to provide; or
i) If it is not possible for us to arrange alternative services, provide you with a partial refund in respect of the services that we are unable to provide. Provided that we comply with the steps listed above, we will have no further liability to you for any non-performance in services brought about by the process leading up to Brexit or Brexit itself.
As well as the consequences of Brexit and the changes leading up to it having a potential impact upon our ability to provide you with your chosen arrangements, it is also possible that Brexit may impose additional obligations upon you, in order for you to take part in your booked arrangements, for example:
a) Whereas currently there is no requirement for British nationals to obtain a visa when visiting EU countries, it may be the case that this position will change and that a visa will indeed be necessary for you to visit the country in which your booking will take place;
b)The current reciprocal European Health Insurance scheme may come to an end, meaning that you can no longer use your EHIC card and obtain medically necessary treatment under that card in your destination country. While the existence of the EHIC scheme is not an alternative to obtaining adequate travel insurance, an inability to rely upon it after Brexit may mean that a greater level of travel insurance is required and so you should take this into account when purchasing travel insurance for you and your party.
For the avoidance of doubt it remains at all times your responsibility to comply with any additional obligations that may be imposed on you as a result of Brexit, in order to take part in your chosen arrangements.
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