Piste To Powder is the Alpine School in St. Anton am Arlberg and a member of International Mountain Guides UIAGM association in Austria providing off-piste ski guiding services.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Piste to Powder is an agency for conveying mountain guides in the Arlberg region. The deposit covers the agency commission. The contractual relationship between the customer and Piste To Powder is limited to the proper mediation of a mountain guide. The execution of the booked tour is subject to the sole responsibility of the mediated mountain guide. The mountain guide acts in his own name, on his own account and on his own risk.
Place of jurisdiction: Innsbruck, Austrian law applies exclusively.
It is important to register as early as possible. For 1-2-day tours, registration can be accepted at short notice, i.e. at the latest on the day before the start of the tour. However, participation following registration at short notice cannot be guaranteed. Registration is done via our contact form through our homepage. By sending your enquiry you accept that Piste to Powder is an Agency supplying UIAGM mountain guides. Full and final responsibility lies with the guide appointed to the group. You also confirm that you’d like to receive our newsletter.
PRICES AND OBLIGATIONS
The prices are for one person and include the fees for the guide and commissions. Group prices are valid only when the minimum number of participants is reached. All payments are to be settled in full before the guiding session or course begins.
To confirm your booking, we ask you to make a deposit per credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. The deposit covers the agency commission. Please make the rest of the payment (mountain guide fee) directly to your guide in cash on the first guiding day.
Each guest must have accident insurance as well as repatriation insurance. We also recommend insurance to cover the cost of cancellation.
TOUR CANCELLATIONS, MODIFICATIONS OR BREAKING OFF BY US
Piste To Powder reserves the right to cancel a tour because of an insufficient number of participants, or because of unfavourable weather or avalanche conditions. We will not cancel a trip unless we are obliged to do so by ‘force majeure’ such as government intervention, political or civil unrest, flight cancellations or an act of God and other unforeseeable circumstances, or if the number of fully paid-up bookings needed to operate the trip has not been reached. If we cancel a trip for one of these reasons refund is given minus any expenses which we have incurred on guests behalf and which cannot be refunded. If we cancel a trip we will not be liable for any expenses which may have incurred as a result of a guests booking or in expectation of the trip taking place such as costs relating to visas, vaccinations, connecting air flights and any other expenses.
The mountain guide who is guiding the group can make the decision to break off a tour or to modify it. Where a tour is broken off, the costs for the guest will be calculated in relation to the length of the tour carried out. For tours with overnight stay, the official mountain hut tariff serves as the basis for calculating the charges. Possible extra costs that arise from modifying a tour are to be paid by the guest.
Should the guide have to break off the tour because of insufficient physical or mental ability of the guest, no refund will be made. Any extra costs are to be paid by the guest.
Cancellation in OPEN GROUPS by us due to severe weather conditions (e.g. rain up to 2.200m, avalanche level 5): If a guided day in an OPEN GROUP is cancelled by us due to severe weather conditions, customers with a several-day ticket for an OPEN GROUP are entitled to a refund for that day. All OPEN GROUP special package prices are only valid as a package, hence the costs of the guided days will be recalculated based on the normal (non-discounted) daily rate for the OPEN GROUPS.
Cancellation in OPEN GROUPS by us due to insufficient participants: If you book a several day package for an OPEN GROUP and a guided day is cancelled by us due to insufficient participants, customers will receive a pro-rata refund. This means the refund will be proportionate to the number of days remaining in the guiding package.
CANCELLATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
For “day guiding” and “single day bookings”, when you cancel your day or your several day guiding:*
1.1. Up to 48 hours before the booked date, you will get a 100% refund less a handling fee of 10% of the deposit (minimum of 30 euros if you have paid your deposit already).
1.2. Up to 36 hours before the booked date, you will get a 50% refund.
1.3. Less than 36 hours before the booked date, you have to pay the full fee.
* Please note that there is no refund if less skiers than booked in are showing up on your guiding day, neither on a single day booking nor if you are booked in at a package price. On a single day booking, you are able to change the number of participants 48h before your booking.
For all packages, when you cancel your “guiding package”:
(Including 5 day Open, 3 day Intro to Off piste, 3 and 5 day Touring skills, all 2 or more day bookings in Lech Zürs, private touring packages 3 or more days, all Hut to Hut tours, 10 day season pass):
2.1 Up to 14 days before the booked date, you will get a 100% refund less a handling fee of 10% of the deposit (minimum €30)
2.2 From 7-14 days before the booked date, you will get a 50% refund
2.3 Less than 7 days before the booked date, you must pay the full fee
Photographic, videographic rights:
You agree to allow Piste To Powder to use for publicity purposes without your permission and free of charge any photographic / videographic material containing your image / video taken on a Piste To Powder trip or ski trip in its possession. In case you don’t allow that, please inform us at any time via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Place of jurisdiction:
Innsbruck, Austrian law applies exklusively
WKO Gewerbe Sparte Reisebüro
Verband der Österreichischen Berg- u. Skiführer
Please note that with 01.07.2018 the new package travel directive is taking effect. The Austrian Chamber of commerce is rewriting the “General Travel Terms and Conditions” currently, they will be published soon. Here you find the “General Travel Terms and Conditions (ARB 1992) which beside Piste To Powder’s specific Terms & Conditions apply. Please note that Piste To Powder is acting as travel agent exclusively with it’s services provided in the Arlberg area. The conveyed mountain guide himself acts in his own name, on his own account and on his own risk. Here you find further legal regulations for all services provided by Piste To Powder
Information disclosure obligation according to § 5 E-Commerce Law, § 14 of the Commercial Code and § 63 Trade Regulations and disclosure requirements according to § 25 of the Media Act.
Piste to Powder
Mag. Florian Kraler
Tel: +43 664 1746282
Area of business: Travel Center & Travel Agency, Mountaineering School
Member of IFMGA Mountain Guide Association and WKO Gewerbe Sparte Reisebüro, Fachverband Reisebüro Vorarlberg. Registration number for the Gewerbeinformationssystem Austria (GISA = trade information system Austria): 30169999, GISA can be found at https://www.gisa.gv.at/abfrage
Member of the Vorarlberger Chamber of Commerce, Travel Agencies Sector: Travel agencies (Reisebüros mit vollem Berechtigungsumfang, inkl. die Vermittlung und Veranstaltung von Flugpauschalreisen sowie die Ausstellung von Flugtickets).
Governmental authority: Bezirkshauptmannschaft Bludenz
Professional chamber: Wirtschaftskammer Vorarlberg, Tourismus- und Freizeitwirtschaft, Fachgruppe Travel agencies, Reisebürogewerbe: Entitled from Austria
Regulating authority: Österreichischer Bergführerverband
Professional regulations: Bergführergesetz
Professional indemnity insurance information
Name and location of the concern: Uniqa AG 6020 Innsbruck Austria
Protection of Client Funds:
Insurance Company: Tiroler Sparkasse Bankaktiengesellschaft Innsbruck, Sparkassenplatz 1, 6010 Innsbruck
Abwickler: Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Kratochwjlestraße 4, 1220 Wien,+43 1 317 25 00, unlimited
Sparkasse Innsbruck, Sparkassenplatz 1, 6020 Innsbruck
IBAN AT44 2050 3033 0159 7179
This website contains information on our company’s services. Person responsible for content in accordance with 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Mag. Florian Kraler
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Accountability for content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
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Here you find further legal regulations for all services provided by Piste To Powder