Terms and Conditions


Terms & Conditions

Applicable to all the activities of the Swiss Ski School of Geneva

 

All the information given to the clients is subject to changes depending on snow and weather conditions.

 

Any registration is definitive and will not be reimbursed. However, upon presentation of a medical certificate within 30 days before beginning of the courses, the registration fee is reimbursed: administrative costs of 15% are deducted from the amount reimbursed.

 

The lessons are payable in advance. The number of participants for each course might be limited (first come, first served). The lessons take place by any weather. Not attended courses will not be reimbursed.

 

Participants must arrive on time at the meeting place with the required equipment.

 

The legal guardians commit to pick up the minor children under 16 immediately upon the return to the fixed meeting point (they shall inform if their child is authorised to go back home on his own; unless otherwise specified, the children over 16 are allowed to go back home on their own). The children are under the responsibility of their legal guardian immediately upon the return to the meeting point.

 

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva declines any responsibility in case of an accident. Insurance is borne by the participants. In case of an accident, the participants or their legal guardians allow the instructors, course managers, coaches or any other manager to take all appropriate measures in their interest and therefore to call for emergency services if necessary. Any related expenses are borne by the participants.

 

Participants with a specific diet or with health problems are asked to take all necessary precautions and measures and to inform the Swiss Ski School of Geneva about it at the moment of the registration. These details will be treated on a confidential basis with the instructor.

 

Participants must follow the instructions given by the instructors, as well as the usual security and safety rules.

 

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva declines any responsibility in case of theft and/or loss of personal equipment. The Swiss Ski School of Geneva reserves the right to invoice any damage/loss of the material that might be provided for the activity.

 

If the activity takes place in France and includes transportation by bus from Geneva, participants must carry a valid ID (with visa if necessary). If a participant cannot show valid papers at the customs control and is refused entry to the French territory, s/he must leave the bus; if s/he is a minor child, the parents or legal guardians must pick up the child at the customs.

 

By enrolling in a course, the participants or their legal guardians allow the Swiss Ski School of Geneva to reproduce or circulate on its communication supports any image or video taken during the activities.

 

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva is not subject to VAT.

 

The legal venue is Geneva.

 

The French text prevails.


Specific conditions depending on the type of activities

1.     Group classes and other collective activities

2.     Private lessons, “Learn to ski in 3 days”, ski for seniors and snowboard days

3.     easySki by ESS Genève

4.     Gym Courses “Get ready for skiing”

5.     Private group outings


1. Group classes and other collective activities

(Series of group lessons, beginners’ days, Young Teachers’ Academy, instructors’ training courses ZA, Snowshoe tours” outings, etc.)

 

The lessons are given in French.

 

Unless clearly otherwise specified (e. g. beginners’ days, “Snowshoe tours” outings, instructors’ training courses ZA), the price only includes the lessons with qualified instructors, the transportation by bus and the ski-ticket; the rental of the ski/snowboard equipment is not included (exception: Beginners’ days).

 

Discounts apply as follows:

–  Family discount:  -10 % for all family members living at the same address

– Discount for enrolment on 2 series: -10% (not applicable on the beginners’ days)

Discounts cannot be cumulated; they cannot be applied on promotional offers.

 

Participants must arrive on time at the meeting place with their complete ski/snowboard equipment (except for the beginners’ days and the snowshoe tours). The bus will not wait for those arriving late. The legal guardians commit to pick up the children under 16 immediately upon the return of the bus. The children are under the responsibility of their legal guardians upon the return of the bus at the meeting place.

 

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva is allowed to expel definitively a participant behaving inadequately; in this case, there is no reimbursement; if the participant is minor, the legal guardians will be informed before.

 

In particular, minor children participating in group classes are requested to make very limited use of smartphones, tablets and other digital device; during the lessons, the instructor may prohibit their use, or even confiscate them; in this case, the device is given back to the parents or legal guardians at the end of the day.

 

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva reserves the right to cancel a course/level/series of lessons due to insufficient registrations. In this case only, the inscription fee is reimbursed.

 

If there are not enough participants for the “Collective PLUS” option, the participants are automatically integrated in the group classes without the PLUS option and the extra fee is reimbursed.

 

If necessary* (bad weather, lack of snow, epidemic, natural disaster or else), the Swiss Ski School of Geneva reserves the right to reschedule one/several/all the lessons of a series. If necessary, one/several/all the lessons of a series may also take place in another ski resort; in this case, an extra amount of max. CHF 30.00 per day for adults (max. CHF 20.00 for children) might be invoiced for additional transport or ski-ticket costs. As soon as the second last lesson has taken place, the last lesson that might not be organised due to force majeure before the end of the season is not reimbursed (as administrative costs). Should a complete series of lessons under exceptional circumstances not take place, the registration fees will be reimbursed with a deduction of 15 % for administrative costs from the total amount.

 

*It has to be noticed that it never happened that a group class had to be rescheduled/cancelled or organised in another ski resort for any reason; however due to force majeure (bad weather, lack of snow, epidemic, natural disaster or else), the Swiss Ski School of Geneva reserves the right to change or reschedule the activity without any reimbursement or compensatory allowance.


2. Private lessons, “Learn to ski in 3 days”, ski for seniors and snowboard days

 

The price only includes lessons with a qualified teacher. Unless clearly otherwise specified, transportation, ski-ticket and equipment are not included.

 

Full price will be charged in case of cancellation within 24 hours; 50% in case of cancellation within 72 hours. The lessons take place by any weather. Not attended courses will not be reimbursed.

 

It is customary to offer the lunch to the instructor on full-day lessons.

 

Participants must arrive on time at the meeting place with their complete equipment (exception: “Learn to ski in 3 days”). The legal guardians commit to pick up the children immediately after the end of the lesson.

 

When arriving late to the meeting point, the client contacts the instructor on the given phone number. The instructor waits for the participants during 20 minutes max. and tries to contact the clients as well on their phone number. If the instructor cannot get any news, s/he leaves the meeting place 20 minutes after the appointed time. If the lesson starts late due to late arrival of the participants, the lesson ends at the appointed time. The fee of a lesson that has been confirmed and that finally cannot take place is due and is not reimbursed.

 

If the client wishes the instructor to give advice for hiring the equipment at a sports shop, the time spent will be deducted from the duration of the lesson.


3. easySki by ESS Genève

 

The price only includes the transportation by bus from Geneva and the ski-ticket. Ski/snowboard lessons are not included.

 

Participants must arrive on time at the meeting place as well in Geneva as in the ski resort. The bus will not wait for those arriving late and there is no compensatory allowance if the bus has already left.

 

Children under 16 are must be accompanied. For minor children more than 16, an authorisation must be signed by the parents or the legal guardians.


4. Gym Courses “Get ready for skiing”

 

The price includes the teaching by qualified coaches and the entrance to the fitness room.

 

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient registrations. In this case only, the inscription fee is reimbursed.

 

Participants must arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the lesson.

 

The lessons are given in French.


5. Private group outings

 

The price only includes the activities and services mentioned in the offer. Any additional cost is  invoiced separately with the final invoice. The transportation is not included in the offer; a separate contract for the transportation can be concluded.

 

Payment terms: 50% on booking, 50% on invoice (payable on receipt). The final invoice is based on the number of participants booked. The exact number of participants must be confirmed 4 days before the outing.

 

Cancellation conditions: Any cancellation of a booking up to 16 days before the outing is charged CHF 200.00 (fixed cancellation costs). For cancellations made later on, the cancellation policy applies as follows:

– 4-15 days in advance: 50% of the total amount

– 1-3 days in advance: 80% of the total amount

– Less than 24 hours: 100% of the total amount

 

Geneva, July 2018