For the winter of 2013/14, a week of skiing will actually cost less than last year. This is because I only have to charge 5% tax now instead of 12%. A week costs $2,200 Canadian plus $110 tax for a total of $2,310. This includes a new service, namely a pick-up at the airport for those guests that fly in, and vehicles to drive to the staging area. Also included are: the helicopter flight to the lodge and back on the exchange day, all food and accommodation at the lodge, guide's services, and rental gear as required. Not included is your access to and stay in Smithers and alcoholic beverages at the lodge.
A cheque mailed to Bear Mountaineering, Box 4222, Smithers B.C. V0J 2N0 Canada, works best. You can send a US$ cheque. Within Canada, you can e-mail funds to firstname.lastname@example.org. For European guests there is banking info that comes with your info package.
We can only reserve your space with a 50% deposit. If you cancel your trip more than 3 months before the trip starts, we will refund you half your deposit. If we can reschedule you to another week the same year, or if you can find a replacement for yourself, your deposit will stand but a $250 handling fee applies. If you cancel less than three months before the trip starts, no money will be refunded. If we cancel a trip for any reason, all money you have deposited for a trip will be refunded in full.
We recommend that you purchase cancellation and evacuation insurance if you need to cancel or there is an emergency. Here is a link to an insurance company that protects you and ensures you are covered for evacuation costs.
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