Details for Unlimited Canada Package in collaboration with Skeena Heliskiing Inc.
Group Size: 4 pax / Guides: 2 guides / Groups: 2 up (maximum guests: 8)
Flying Time: unlimited(*)
Price from: CAD $13'850.00 / exchange rates 11.2019 = € 9'550.00 I Reservation from now on I Deposit of CAD $4'000.00 at Reservation - Balance before 31st of December 2019
(*)Your package includes an unlimited amount of skiing between the operational hours. Operational hours are between 09:15 AM and the last lift in the mountains being at the latest at 16:00. Operational hours are weather dependant and the guides and pilots reserve the right to adjust the departure and return times within the operation hours if needed to provide a safe program.
Available exclusive week in 2020: 20TH - 26TH MARCH
WHAT THESE PRICES INCLUDE: Best Of White & Skeena Heliskiing provide you access to 9,250 km2. Transportation by van shuttle to and from Smithers airport B.C, Canada. On Friday evening and Friday morning (option to upgrade to helicopter transfer). Accommodation is double occupancy with en-suite. Single room occupancy is subject to availability. The additional single room upgrade price is an additional CAD $1’580.00 per week. All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages inc. Full use of all Bear Claw Lodge facilities inc. whirlpool / hot tub, outdoor sauna, laundry facilities, games room, cross-country skis and snow shoes. WIFI Internet via satellite with limited band width (satellite system). Use of powder skis and poles, snow boards, safety avalanche airbag backpack including avalanche transceivers, shovel and probe. Provision of ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides), and/or UIAGM / IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) certified guides. Helicopter and avalanche Safety Training & Practice. Please note that transportation for none scheduled arrival & departure times are not included in the package price. And will be charged at CAD $460.00 per trip due to the distance from the Bear Claw Lodge to the airport.
The package includes also a Lookbook (photo album) and a digital Slideshow made by David Schnell Photography > learn more here: www.davidschnellphotography.com + a powder-snow Goggle from Sziols > learn more here: http://www.sziols.de/x-goggle-2/ .
WHAT THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: Your costs of travel to & from Smithers B.C. and any airport taxes. Transfers outside of schedule pick-ups and drop-offs. Extra shuttles will be charged at CAD $460.00 per round trip. Travel & Cancellation insurance (please oarrange when you book your trip and ensure they cover heliskiing and ensure you understand the cancellation clause in the policy). Any alcoholic beverages at the accommodation and lodge Satellite phone usage (is charged per minute). Tip for guides, pilots and lodge staff.
GUARANTEED VERTICAL METERS: Your package includes a guarantee of 28’000 vertical meters. If the guaranteed vertical meters are not reached due to weather or mechanical problems you will be refunded CAD $100.00 per thousand meters unused vertical. The vertical meters is calculated on what is actually skied / boarded per group of the day by the guide. If the length of a run is reduced to provide better skiing conditions, a minimum of 450 vertical meters is calculated even in the event that the run is shorter. The refund amount is calculated not individually but on the amount skied by the guest with the highest vertical. In case you decide not to ski / board due to fatigue or ski / board skill level or for any other reason and you do not reach your guaranteed vertical meters and others do there is no refund. There are no refunds if you choose not to participate in any activity and not go skiing or return to the lodge early. In the event that you decide not to ski/snowboard for any portion of the day or week, Best Of White agency (Best Of Heliskiing Management GmbH) & Skeena Heliskiing inc. reserve the right to fill your seat with someone else such as another guide, staff or guest. The guides reserve the right to send guests back to the lodge during the day or to forfeit their skiing / boarding if their ski / boarding level is not adequate or below an acceptable level to be able to provide a safe and satisfactory program for all other guests involved.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Payment of a nonrefundable deposit of CAD $4’000.00. This deposit is taken off the total cost of your heliskiing package. Every guest is required to sign a Release of Liability form before any heliskiing can commence. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your heli skiing package commencement date. If final payment is not received on time we reserve the right to cancel the reservation without notice and the deposit is forfeited. If registering later than 90 days prior to the package beginning date, the full heliskiing package price is due upon registration. Best Of White agency (Best Of Heliskiing Management GmbH) will send you an invoice with details as confirmation of your reservation.
CANCELLATION POLICY BY CLIENT: The heliskiing package begins and ends on the specified dates and has been offered as a complete package. There are no refunds, total or partial for any unused services due to late arrival, early departure, sickness or accident. Cancellations will only be accepted in the form of confirmed email, registered mail or fax. Cancellations must be received 90 days prior to the arrival date of the heliskiing package to Best Of White agency (Best Of Heliskiing Management GmbH). In the event of a cancellation by the guest before the 100 days commencement date deadline any payments made over the CAD $4’000.00 deposit will be refunded. Best Of White agency (Best Of Heliskiing Management GmbH) will always retain the CAD $4’000.00 nonrefundable deposit. There will be no refund if the cancellation is received less than 90 days before the commencement date of your heliskiing package. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. If a replacement can be found by the guest that cancelled, the deposit or the full payment received will be transferred to the new guest.
CANCELLATION BY BEST OF WHITE AGENCY (BEST OF HELISKIING MANAGEMENT GMBH): Best Of White agency (Best Of Heliskiing Management GmbH) & Skeena Heliskiing inc. reserve the right to cancel any heliskiing package in their total discretion in the event of an Act of God / Force Majeure. In this event your deposits and any payments will be refunded in full. If possible alternative dates will be arranged. In this event Best Of White agency (Best Of Heliskiing Management GmbH) is not responsible or liable for any additional charges or losses for cancelling or changing dates for any other portion of your holiday such as flights, hotels, car rentals or anything you arranged to facilitate your vacation.
Unlimited Canada Package itinerary
IMPORTANT TRAVE ADVICE: We strongly recommend that you take your ski/boarding boots as carry-on hand luggage on all your flights to Smithers. This will ensure that if your checked luggage does not arrive (Yes, this still happens), you can still ski or snowboard while your luggage is being shipped to the Lodge.
GUEST PICK UP: Friday: Guests will be collected at the following times and places: Smithers Airport: 07:24pm (19:24) • At your accommodation: 7:00pm (19:00) if you are • already in Smithers on Friday.Note, flight schedules may change, our pick up • times will be adapted accordingly.
Your itinerary is as follows: Friday Arrival Day: Guests will be collected by Skeena Heliskiing Shuttle • and will arrive at Bear Claw Lodge around 10:00pm. The drive is approximately 1h 40 min, weather & road conditions dependant. Upon arriving at the lodge, you will check into your room and then we will sit down for a snack.
Saturday: Breakfast is served at 8:00am. After breakfast everyone will be taken through avalanche safety and beacon training, helicopter safety briefing and ski/snowboard & equipment adjustment. Heli skiing/snowboarding will commence once the safety briefings are completed which is normally around 10:30 -11:30am and weather permitting.
Sunday - Thursday: Warm up / stretching at 07:15am. Breakfast is served at 8:00am. The first group leaves for skiing at the earliest at 9:00 - 09:15am (weather and week dependant). Terrain selection is determined by the guides and pilots and is based on avalanche assessment, weather and the group ski level. Ensuring your safety is our number one priority. Lunch will be between 12:00 and 13:00 and is served outside on the mountain in picnic style. In between runs there is water and chocolate bars available in the helicopter for you. Skiing continues throughout the afternoon to the last lift being at the latest between 15:30 - 16:00. This is dependant on weather & time of the year. Dinner is served around 19:00-19:30, giving you ample time to unwind after a day of skiing/ snowboarding.
Thursday Departure Day: A continental breakfast is served at 6:00am Check out. Departure at the lodge at 7:00am, our van shuttle will bring you back to Smithers. Either to the Airport or to your accommodation if you want to stay in Smithers for another day. Best to book your departure on the morning Air Canada flight to Vancouver.
Bear Claw Lodge: Any extra guest charges such as any alcohol and items from our retail store, will be billed to your account and settled at check out at the end of the week. There will be 2 invoices, one for Bear Claw Lodge and one for Skeena Heliskiing. In Skeena we accept Master Card & Visa Card. We do not accept American Express or Diners. Travel Tips - Travel Insurance. We strongly advise our clients to have suitable travel insurance that covers: Covers heli skiing, includes Holiday Cancellation Coverage, includes Emergency Evacuation Coverage. Star Alliance Member Carrier: we recommend guests fly with a Star Alliance Member Carrier so that in the event of any flight cancellation replacement tickets can be issued immediately.
Additional items to bring: Shorts / Swimmers (for hot tub), house Slippers (no outside shoes in lodge), winter boots or shoes to wear outside around the lodge, cash for gratuities / tips for the guides, pilots and lodge staff, a good book, power socket converter (USA/EU).
Where to stay on your trip. We recommend the following hotels for your travel: Hotels in Vancouver at Fairmont Airport - http://www.fairmont.com/vancouver-airport-richmond/ I Sylvia Hotel (English Bay) - http://www.sylviahotel.com I Hotel in Smithers at Hudson Bay Lodge - http://www.hudsonbaylodge.com
Additional Contact Info: Bear Claw Lodge call 1 604 629 9578 I Best Of White call +41 79 873 53 83 I Skeena Heliskiing Office B.C call 1 206 201 2265