Esprit Heliski
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Terms and conditions

Liability Release on the part of the client

I realise that the activities offered, including skiing, snowboarding and travel to, from and within the locations provided by Heliski Valgrisenche/Esprit Heliski, SA (hereinafter known as EH) inherently involve risks which may result in property damage or loss, serious or fatal injury. I acknowledge that rocks, cliffs, cornices, avalanches, changing snow conditions or mechanical failure are an ever present hazard when heli-skiing. I hereby assume all risks and release all persons, entities or contractors connected with EH from all liability for any injuries or damages and from any claim by me, my family, estate, agents, heirs or assigns arising in any way from my participation in all, and any activities connected with EH.

I certify that I am in generally good health and fit to heliski, a sport that may require an above average physical exertion. I have no known condition that would lead me to believe I cannot participate in this sport, such as heart, blood pressure, altitude sensitivity or respiratory problems. I am to my knowledge in general good health, and I am not taking any prescription medication or any drugs, which could present a problem to my participating in this activity.

Photos and videos
I agree to seem on photos or videos to be taken during a heli trip and I authorize "Esprit Heliski" to operate and use.

All the prices are per person if the group is complete; if the group is not complete the total cost is to divide by the participants. If one of the participants cancels his seat, you can substitute him with another person. If you can’t replace that person, the general conditions will be applied.

Extra Flights available on demand: the price of extra flights is a flat fee for each rotation. The group will be responsible for the payment of all extra flights, without respect to the number of persons participating.

If the group doesn't do all the runs included in the package we will refund it.

Staff flights: Esprit Heliski reserves the right to place staff with any groups where open seats occur. This does not decrease the price of flights for clients. Every effort will be made to place independent clients with incomplete groups and when this occurs correct adjustment will be made to client invoices.

Bad weather
In case of bad weather our guides will propose to move.
The group will ski with the mountain guide in one of the nearest ski resorts as Courmayeur, Pila, La Thuile.

Other activities can include:
introducing to ice climbing;
ski touring;
cross country ski.

Loss/Damage of Equipment
In the event of loss or damage to any equipment loaned or rented by Heliski Valgrisenche/Esprit Heliski SA, you will be responsible to settle all costs at time of departure. We will extend ourselves in any reasonable way to meet the paperwork requirements of your insurance company within 30 days.

Items will be charged at the following rates:
Exploded canister airbag: 60,00 €
Sac ABS: 600,00 €
ARVA: 300,00 €

Payments and cancellations
Method of payment
• 25% deposit to confirm your reservation. Your credit card will be taken to place the initial reservation until your bank transfer is receieved.
• Balance of package is due 60 days before arrival by bank transfer.
• Extra charges incurred during your stay may be paid by wire transfer in 10 days; before your departure we will ask your credit card details as guarantee; if we will not receive the payment in 10 days we will debit your credit card adding 3,5% for bank charges;
• In order to respond quickly to booking requests and reserve spaces, we require your registration forms and your deposit. Failure to receive registration forms and payment within a reasonable time frame will result in our releasing any reserved seats.

We send a single invoice for the group.

If you cancel your seat, your deposit will not be refunded.
If we cancel for the bad weather the deposit can be refunded or we can choose an alternative date for your stay.
If you cancel your heliskiing week 90 days or less before your departure, your deposit will be repaid only if your seat can be sold to another person.

Before submitting litigation to a tribunal, you should contact the travel sector indipendent ombudsman. The ombudsman will try to find an equitable solution to resolve any dispute that could take place between yourself and EH or the travel agent with which you have placed the reservation.

Ombudsman's address
Ombudsman for the Swiss branch of the travel agencies Case postale - 8800 Thalwil.

Cancellation and repatriation also ensures mountain rescue in case of accident in the practice of mountain sports insurance is strongly recommended by EH for all participants.
Without insurance, in case of a rescue person concerned shall bear all costs associated with the rescue, said.

The court of jurisdiction is located in CH-1920 Martigny, Switzerland
The relationship between you and EH are exclusively governed by Swiss law. EH can only be assigned to headquarters CH-1920 Martigny.