CORONAVIRUS UPDATED POLICY:

As a result of impacts caused by the Coronavirus, Alpenglow Expeditions has amended the domestic program cancellation policy. This amendment is temporary, and will apply to all reservations made before October 1, 2020, at which point we will re-evaluate the impacts of Coronavirus on our domestic operations. All credits mentioned below can be used on any future trip with Alpenglow Expeditions, and do not expire.

If you cancel for any reason prior to 30 days before the course start, you may rebook a later date for 100% credit, subject to availability, or you may receive a refund minus a 5% cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 30 days prior to the course start, you may reschedule, subject to availability. Between 7 and 30 days there are no refunds. If you cancel inside of 7 days from the course start, there are no refunds or reschedules available. In light of this, Alpenglow strongly recommends all guests purchase trip insurance to protect against any unforeseen circumstances.

 

Original Policy: 

 

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOUR ACTIVITY  PURCHASE AGAINST UNFORESEEABLE CIRCUMSTANCES. 

When you book a course with Alpenglow Expeditions you are agreeing to our cancellation policy. Please realize that if your travel does not go according to plan in any way and for any reason, we are unable to provide credits or refunds outside of what is described below. Our policy was carefully crafted with respect for our clients, our administrative staff, and our guides.

1. If you cancel for any reason prior to 30 days before the course start, you may rebook a later date for 100% credit, subject to availability, or you may receive a refund minus a 5% cancellation fee. If you cancel between 14 and 30 days prior to the course start, you may reschedule, subject to availability. Between 14 and 30 days there are no refunds. If you cancel inside of 14 days from the course start, there are no refunds or reschedules available. In light of this, Alpenglow strongly recommends all guests purchase trip insurance to protect against any unforeseen circumstances. This includes but is not limited to:

          Injury/illness

          Weather, Mountain and Travel Conditions (please see #4 below)

          Personal scheduling changes

2. We reserve the right to cancel any course at any time. Reasons for cancellation might include (but are not limited to) natural disasters or inadequate enrollment. Due to the wildly variable nature of mountain weather and other factors that might result in a cancellation, there is no set timeline for this decision. If we cancel your course prior to its start due to natural disasters or other reasons of that nature, you may either reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. If we cancel a course prior to its start for low enrollment, there are a few options:

          – You may reschedule for a later date.

          You may pay a “guaranteed greenlight” rate, which allows the trip to run for a significant discount off the private rate. The Alpenglow office will work with you on the specifics here, as it is different for every course.

          You may receive a full refund.

3. On any course, our guides reserve the right to remove any person, for any reason. These reasons generally stem from a person jeopardizing the safety of themselves or another team member. This includes a person who is not physically able to climb or ski/ride at the level necessary for the chosen objective. In all these cases, there are no refunds whatsoever, and the client will be responsible for any additional costs incurred in leaving the course.

4. Climbing, skiing and other Alpenglow courses are based outdoors in a mountainous environment. Thus, challenging weather conditions are an inherent variable that are not possible to eliminate. Additionally, driving in the mountains can be difficult at times. Winter weather can have a significant impact on travel times, with temporary road closures, chain control,  traffic, and slow driving conditions, poor visibility, cold temperatures and other issues all possibly contributing to delays and challenging conditions. There is a certain amount of inherent risk involved with winter travel, we recommend that all participants take the time to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances or delays. As these issues are a normal part of mountain travel, Alpenglow will not cancel courses due to challenging weather conditions.