The following terms vary clauses 2 and 6 of our Booking Terms and Conditions. Where there is a conflict between the terms below and our Booking Terms and Conditions, these terms will prevail.
To secure a booking, an initial deposit of £500.00 per booking is required 12 weeks prior to your departure date. Any final balance would be due 9 weeks prior to departure. If you are booking within 9 weeks of departure, the full balance must be paid at the time of booking.
Due to the ever-changing nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer refunds where you elect to cancel your booking in accordance with the terms of this Policy, in the following situations as set out below:
a) Where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (or the equivalent government body of your country of origin) advise against travel (including non-essential travel) to your destination; or
b) Your accommodation has been forced to close due to restrictions imposed by French government or the local authority; or
c) The Courchevel or La Tania, Meribel resort in which your accommodation is based has been forced to close due to restrictions imposed by French government or the local authority. For the purpose of this point (c), a resort closure means the closure of all non-essential business and/or closure of ski-lifts.
All cancellations must be notified to us in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The right to cancel in the above circumstances will not arise until 14 days before your scheduled arrival date (and only applies if the relevant restrictions are still in place at the time of cancellation). We will offer a full refund if you cancel between 14 and 7 days before your scheduled arrival date, due to circumstances (a), (b) or (c) above. If you cancel within 7 days before your scheduled arrival date due to the circumstances (a), (b) or (c) above, we will offer an 80% refund due to costs we have already incurred at this point in confirming your accommodation arrangements with our suppliers.
You will not be entitled to a refund in the following circumstances:
a) Unwillingness to travel. In these circumstances, we will treat this as cancellation by you and you the cancellation charges in clause 6 of our Booking Terms and Conditions shall apply;
b) If, prior to your departure date, the government of your country of origin impose requirements upon your return from France. Such requirements may include but are not limited to the need to produce a negative COVID-19 test before leaving France, the need to take one or more tests on your return to your country of origin and/or an obligation to quarantine or self-isolate for a number of days. In these circumstances, we will treat this as cancellation by you and you the cancellation charges in clause 6 of our Booking Terms and Conditions shall apply;
c) If the French government impose mandatory quarantine requirements for all arrivals into France. In these circumstances, we shall offer you the choice of a holiday credit* to use for a future booking with us, or the option of transferring your booking to the following year.
d) If the French government impose ‘health entry requirements’ such as but not limited to the need to produce a negative COVID-19 test, a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and/or COVID-19 recovery certificate’ before you are allowed to enter France and where you are either unable or unwilling to comply with those requirements. Alternatively, where entry would be permitted to France, despite being unable to produce such documentation, but subject to other restrictions such as an obligation to quarantine. In all of these circumstances, we will treat this as cancellation by you and the cancellation charges in clause 6 of our Booking Terms and Conditions shall apply.
e) The French Government imposes a travel restriction or ban upon UK travellers or UK tourists ( or the country of your origin ) due an outbreak of a new COVID variant. In these circumstances, we shall offer you the choice of a holiday credit* to use for a future booking with us, or the option of transferring your booking to the following year.
If you choose or are otherwise offered a holiday credit upon cancellation of your booking, the following terms shall apply;
1. The amount will equal the value of your original booking;
2. It will be valid for redemption for a period of 2 years from the date of issue;
3. It cannot be resold, transferred for value or exchanged for cash;
4. The person who is named on the voucher must redeem it, this will be the party leader.
5. Where the holiday credit is used to make a new booking that is then subsequently cancelled for whatever reason, any refund due to you will be in the form of a holiday credit up to the value of the initial holiday credit.
6. Freeride Republic will not be responsible for any holiday credit that is lost, stole, destroyed or used with your permission.
This Policy applies to all bookings that were made and confirmed in accordance with the Booking Terms and Conditions whilst this Policy was in place. However, we reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Policy at any time before such a booking has been confirmed.