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Covid 19 Protection Policy

If your booking is cancelled as a result of  Covid-19 restrictions we will either:
1, Give you a credit note to the total value of your booking payment.
2, Give a full refund minus an administration fee of 20% of the total booking payment.

Covid 19 restrictions include:

  • Government imposed national/international travel restrictions or advice against travel 
  • Government enforced quarantine
  • Government enforced lockdown
  • Full closure of the destination ski area

 Covid-19 Restrictions do not include:

If you contract Cover 19 before a trip. We recommend everyone buys travel insurance as soon as they book a trip to cover themselves for this eventuality.

Booking Terms and conditions


Unless otherwise defined in these Terms and Conditions, the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:

1.1. “Client” means the person that makes the booking for themselves and/or for and on behalf of one or more other persons.

1.2. “Booking” means the booking request made by acClient, whether made online via www.mcnairsnowboarding.com, by telephone or by email.

1.3. “Booking Confirmation” means the email confirmation sent by McNair Snowboarding to the client confirming the booking, once the relevant deposit has been received by McNair Snowboarding.

1.4. “Course” means a specialist and challenging snowboarding course aimed to develop a client’s backcountry snowboarding skills, provided by McNair Snowboarding.

1.5. “Deposit” means the non-refundable deposit (in the amount as stated on the Invoice) to be paid to McNair Snowboarding by the client, by a specified date in order to confirm the booking.

1.6. “Invoice” means the invoice sent by McNair Snowboarding to the client after receipt of a booking request from that client and resent when the outstanding balance is due, setting out the terms of payment and sale in relation to the course.

1.7. “Party” means all Persons travelling under one single booking.

1.8. “Person” means any individual, firm, company, corporation, government, state or agency of a state or any association, trust, joint venture, consortium or partnership (whether or not having separate legal personality) as the context so requires.

1.9. “Third Party Supplier” means any supplier of products or services where such product or service does not form part of the content of, or the costs of, the course and includes, but is not limited to, insurance providers, travel providers, accommodation suppliers, travel agents and other local suppliers.


2.1. Details of what is included in our prices is explained on the relevant page of our website.

2.2. Lift passes are obligatory unless stated otherwise and are not included in the price unless specifically stated.

2.3. All snowboard equipment required is to be supplied by the client unless specifically stated.

2.4. Prices may be subject to change.

2.5. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that we have a current email address and mobile telephone number which they can be contacted on whilst in resort.

2.6. Refunds will not be given for unused bookings due to client late arrival, illness or accident.

2.7. The client, and anyone they are booking on behalf of, should read and understand these Terms and Conditions prior to submitting a booking request and paying the deposit. The client should understand that by booking with McNair Snowboarding, they agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


3.1. All bookings must be paid for in advance of the course starting.

3.2. A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total cost of the booking is required to secure a booking. A booking will only be confirmed once the deposit has been received. The full and final balance is due 60 days before the start of the booking.

3.3. Failure to pay the remaining balance by the 60 days prior to the start date will forfeit the booking, without refund of any deposit paid.

3.4. If a booking is made within 60 days prior to the start date, the full cost of the booking must be paid at the time of booking.

3.5. Payment is accepted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), Visa debit card or by bank transfer. For bank transfers, all charges are to be paid by the client. McNair Snowboarding is not responsible for charges imposed by the Clients’ bank.


4.1. McNair Snowboarding is not responsible for its clients’ insurance. It is a requirement on booking that clients have or will have adequate insurance cover before travelling, for themselves and everybody they book on behalf of.

4.2. Insurance should cover at least the following: Winter sports and off-piste skiing/snowboarding, Emergency Medical Expenses including, amongst other costs; ambulance charges and repatriation; Pandemic and epidemic cover including Covid-19, including but not limited to additional costs if self-isolation is required during or following the Clients stay. Cancellation of the Clients trip or curtailment cutting short the Clients trip including but not limited to contracting coronavirus; Personal Liability to include, amongst other liabilities. Travel and transfer delays which must include amongst other costs; additional costs incurred in the event of a delay.

4.3. McNair Snowboarding reserves the right to cancel a booking or terminate participation in a course at its sole discretion if it is not satisfied with a client’s (or any member of its Party’s) insurance arrangements and the suitability of such arrangements for the booking.


5.1. If the client cancels their booking

5.1.1. Cancellations made by the client will only be effective when McNair Snowboarding receives written notice of cancellation by email, sent by the party leader to [email protected]

5.1.2. If the reason for wishing to cancel is a Covid-19 restriction (as defined in section 5.1.7.) the client must inform us by email providing details of the exact Covid-19 restriction that they believe applies. If we accept the cancellation due to a Covid-19 restriction the provisions of section 5.1.9. apply.

5.1.3. These charges are based on the cost of cancelling any arrangements and the expenses and losses we are likely to suffer if we cannot resell the course. If we are able to resell the space then we will refund the client minus the deposit amount.

5.1.4. If the reason for the cancellation falls within the terms and conditions of the client’s insurance cover, they may be able to claim a refund of their cancellation charges from the insurance company less any applicable excess.

5.1.5. Cancellations of bookings by the client incur the following charges:

More than 60 days – 20% of total cost of the course
44 to 30 days – 75% of the entire booking cost
29 days or less – 100% of the entire booking cost

5.1.6. Refunds (following deduction of the cancellation charges) will be made to the client where the full balance has been paid, otherwise McNair Snowboarding is entitled to recover the outstanding balance from the client.

5.1.7. If the course the client has booked is able to run, but the client is unable to travel due to cover 19 restrictions the following terms apply. A credit note to the value of the clients booking payments to be used at a future date within 24 months from the date of cancellation, subject to availability. The client will need to pay the difference if the price for the new booking is higher. No refunds will be given for partial use of this credit note; or A refund of all monies paid by the client save for a retention equal to 20% of the total price A cancellation invoice for the client to claim off their travel insurance

5.1.8. A Covid-19 restriction means any of the following: The government of the clients’ country of origin has advised against travel or imposed travel restrictions to the booking location; or The government of  the clients’ country of origin has introduced quarantine requirements for travellers returning from the booking location; or The UK government, or country of booking location, has introduced quarantine measures for travellers from the client’s country of origin; or The government of client’s country of origin or country of destination, has introduced local or general lockdown measures; or Full closure of the ski area where the booking is running.

5.1.9. If the client cancels their booking for any of the following reasons, then the cancellation charges laid out in section 5.1.5. apply: The client or someone they know gets ill due to Covid-19 or otherwise The client is concerned about a future government restriction being applied Any other reason for cancelling the booking The clients’ travel reservations are cancelled

5.2. If McNair Snowboarding Cancels the client’s Course

5.2.1. McNair Snowboarding reserves the right to cancel a course. Full refunds of courses cancelled by McNair Snowboarding will be made in this instance.

5.2.2. If McNair Snowboarding cancels a course due to a Covid-19 restriction as detailed in section 5.1.8. the provisions of section 5.1.7. apply.

5.3. In respect of any cancellation (how so ever incurred), McNairSnowboarding shall not be liable for any costs and/or charges the client may have incurred (which includes, but not limited to, visas, vaccinations, insurance, lift passes, accommodation and/or travel costs).


6.1. If the client develops symptoms of COVID 19 whilst on holiday and are required to self isolate, McNair Snowboarding does not accept liability or responsibility to provide the client with accommodation beyond the contracted holiday dates. Should the client refuse to leave or if there is any delay in leaving the accommodation they will immediately become liable for the full weekly accommodation cost even when just a part week is impacted.

6.2. If the client gets ill or injured whilst on the course, McNair Snowboarding does not accept liability or responsibility to provide the client with accommodation beyond the contracted holiday dates. Should the client refuse to leave or if there is any delay in leaving the accommodation they will immediately become liable for the full weekly accommodation cost even when just a part week is impacted.


7.1. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions the client agrees to not attempt to recover any non-refundable part of the booking via their credit card provider except in the case of bankruptcy where McNair Snowboarding ceases trading and cannot provide the service. Attempting to recover any non-refundable part of the contract via credit card providers incurs significant administrative and legal costs for McNair Snowboarding and this cost will be passed on to the client if any claim is attempted. Section 5.1.5. details the non-refundable part of a booking.


8.1. If the resort is open, or partly open, the services will be delivered as planned to the extent available. McNair Snowboarding will use the open areas available to them to deliver the services in a manner that ensures the clients’ safety.

8.2. Interruptions in ski resort operations are completely outside of the control of McNair Snowboarding. Where decisions made by the ski resorts impact delivery of our services, the client will not be entitled to any refund, indemnity compensation or discount. Such situations may include, but are not limited to, the following: technical malfunction, strike, adverse weather conditions, avalanche, excess or insufficient snow cover, power failure, disease outbreak, epidemic, resort closure and/or volume restrictions on visitor numbers. We will not be liable to the client for any such event.

8.3. The client acknowledges and agrees that participation on a course may require a certain amount of flexibility. The itinerary for a course, as stipulated on the website, is an indication of McNair Snowboardings’ intention rather than a contractual obligation. Unforeseen local conditions or events may sometimes necessitate changes to the itinerary and could mean that some activities are not possible.

8.4. In the unlikely event of a resort being closed for any reason, McNair Snowboarding will, if reasonably possible, transport the client (at their expense) to the nearest available skiing.


9.1. In no event shall McNair Snowboarding be held responsible or liable for any form of compensation when failure or delay in the performance of its obligations was legally and/or physically impossible for the course to be performed. Force Majeure includes, but is not limited to, war, epidemic, government intervention, strike, natural disasters or any other event beyond the control of the supplier (a “Force Majeure Event”). Covid-19 does not qualify as Force Majeure.

9.2. McNair Snowboarding will refund 50% of the balance of the booking if a cancellation is caused by events amounting to Force Majeure.


10.1. Courses require a minimum of 3 participants for the course to run.

10.2. Courses are booked as a full course and no refunds are made where the client has missed all or parts of the course, unless agreed otherwise by contract.

10.3. In the event that the client does not have the required skill or fitness level for the course, they will be unable to participate in the course and will be deemed to have cancelled the course and will not receive any refund.


Off-piste safety equipment, including transceiver, shovel & probe provided by McNair Snowboarding is maintained at the service intervals specified by the manufacturer. McNair Snowboarding accepts no responsibility for injury or death resulting from equipment failure which could not have been reasonably foreseen or avoided, or where the client has not followed instructions for the equipment’s safe and intended use. Off-piste equipment provided to the client by McNair Snowboarding is the clients’ sole responsibility, as such the client is liable for any loss or damage to this equipment and will be charged the replacement costs at full RRP.


The client hereby consents to emergency medical treatment being provided to the attendee and authorises McNair Snowboarding to sign any authorisation or consent to medical treatment that may be required by the health care provider. All reasonable steps will be taken to contact the parent, guardian or emergency contact in the event that medical attention is required by the attendee. The client agrees to pay all costs associated with such medical care or attention and related transportation.


It is the clients’ responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport and obtain any visas required. Should the client not be granted a visa which results in them having to cancel their place on the course, the booking will be subject to cancellation charges as detailed in section 5.1.5.


The client agrees to comply with the rules and/or any terms and conditions of any Third Party Suppliers providing them with accommodation, products, or services, during the course. If McNair Snowboarding has provided the client with the details of such Third Party Suppliers, this information is for assistance purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of the respective Third Party Supplier. McNair Snowboarding accepts no liability in respect of accommodation, products or services procured from Third Party Suppliers, including but not limited to, travel agents, hotels, accommodation/insurance providers, and local suppliers.


16.1. The client acknowledges and agrees that snowboarding is a hazardous activity that carries the risk of personal injury and they undertake snowboarding at their own risk. McNair Snowboarding will not be held responsible for death or any injury, losses or accidents however they may occur, other than as a result of McNair Snowboarding’s negligence.

16.2. The client has the right to decline taking part in activities they deem may endanger their health and safety, or which are not covered by their insurance policy. The client agrees and acknowledges that McNair Snowboarding will not be held liable for any injury or damage caused to them or any member of its party where that person has taken a risk willingly, and the injury or damage arose other than as a result of negligence by McNair Snowboarding


The client agrees to allow McNairSnowboarding to use any photos or videos containing their image for promotional and social media purposes without their permission and free of charge. If the client does not wish to have photos or videos of them used for marketing purposes they must let us know at the time of booking or before the course commences.


18.1. If the client has any cause for complaint, during the course, they must inform McNair Snowboarding immediately. We will endeavour to address the situation to the clients satisfaction.
18.2. Complaints cannot be accepted for weather conditions or resort opening times/dates as these are beyond our control.


These Terms and Conditions and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with it are governed by UK Law. The courts of the UK have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions (including a dispute relating to the existence, validity, termination of these Terms and Conditions and any non-contractual obligation arising out of or in connection with either these Terms and Conditions or the negotiation of the contract contemplated by these Terms and Conditions). A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right to enforce any term of this Agreement.

These terms of use govern your use of our site. These website terms of use have been provided and, approved by the solicitors at legal documents resource “DIY Legals”. Please read these terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this site confirms your acceptance of these terms.

Website access

1.1 It is not necessary to register with us in order to use most parts of this Website. [However, particular areas of this Website will be accessible only if you have registered.]

Use of website

1.2 This Website may be used for your own private purposes and in accordance with these terms of use.

1.3 You may print and download material from this Website provided that you do not modify or reproduce any content without our prior written consent.

Site uptime

1.4 All reasonable measures are taken by us to ensure that this Website is operational all day, every day. However, occasionally technical issues may result in some downtime and accordingly we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.

1.5 Where possible we always try to give advance warning of maintenance issues that may result in Website down time but we shall not be obliged to provide such notice.

Visitor provided material

1.6 Any material that a visitor to this Website sends or posts to this Website shall be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential. We shall be entitled to copy, disclose, distribute or use for such other purpose as we deem appropriate all material provided to us, with the exception of personal information, the use of which is covered under our Privacy Policy [http://mcnairsnow.wpengine.com/privacy-policy/].

1.7 When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material:

(a) for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;

(b) that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in the United Kingdom;

(c) which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.

1.8 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to this website in breach of Paragraph 1.7.

Links to and from other websites

1.9 Throughout this Website you may find links to third party websites. The provision of a link to such a website does not mean that we endorse that website. If you visit any website via a link on this Website you do so at your own risk.

1.10 Any party wishing to link to this website is entitled to do so provided that the conditions below are observed:

(a) you do not seek to imply that we are endorsing the services or products of another party unless this has been agreed with us in writing;

(b) you do not misrepresent your relationship with this website; and

(c) the website from which you link to this Website does not contain offensive or otherwise controversial content or, content that infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party.

1.11 By linking to this Website in breach of clause 1.10 you shall indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered to this Website as a result of such linking.


1.12 Whilst we do take all reasonable steps to make sure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate at all times we do not guarantee that all material is accurate and/or up-to-date.

1.13 All material contained on this Website is provided without any warranty of any kind. You use the material on this Website at your own discretion.

Exclusion of liability

1.14 We do not accept liability for any loss or damage that you suffer as a result of using this Website.

1.15 Nothing in these Terms of Use shall exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence which cannot be excluded under the law of the United Kingdom.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms of use are governed by English law. Any dispute arising in connection with these terms of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

Our details

Our business name is: McNair Snowboarding.

Our business address is: Chalet McNair, Montee des hauts des Brevieres, 73320, Tignes, France

Our contact details are: Via post at the above address, or by phone on +33 677 577 860

Thank you,

McNair Snowboarding