For the winter of 2019/20, a week of skiing costs $2,550 per person plus $127.50 GST tax and $26.76 PST tax for a total of $2,704.26 Canadian dollars. This includes pick-up at the airport for those guests that fly in, and vehicles to drive to the staging area. Also included are: the helicopter flight to the lodge and back on the exchange day, all food and accommodation at the lodge, guide's services, and rental gear as required. Not included is your access to and stay in Smithers, alcoholic beverages at the lodge, emergency and medical evacuations, and tips.
How to Pay
A cheque mailed to Bear Mountaineering, Box 4222, Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Canada, works best. You can send a US$ cheque which we will convert. 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. Whenever we receive a payment, we will send out an invoice that shows the status of your account as soon as we can.
Cancellation and Payment Policy
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 $350 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. Full payment is due one month before commencement.
Cancellation & Evacuation Insurance
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. Please note that due to BC law, BC residents cannot purchase evacuation insurance, but residents of other jurisdictions can.
You will need to read and sign a waiver. Please download it here and read it before you come.
Please refer to our Google Calendar for availability. We try to keep that up todate. Or write us for the current status.