European 2016 Logistics Page

9.08.2014
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Trip insurance  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE! It not only covers your trip investment if you have to cancel, but it also provides invaluable medical insurance, evacuation insurance, flight delay, lost baggage. We never leave the country without a policy. Protect your trip and yourself and buy trip insurance!

We are now offering this insurance. Click HERE for the details.


 

Pricing / Deposits / Air details / Cancellation penalties

planeSkis and baggage note/ bonus for all three ski weeks:  If you use our group Emerites Airline air, you will be able to take one suitcase, one ski bag, and one boot bag FOR FREE. This represents a savings of up to $350 compared to almost every other airlines. Keep this in mind, please, when you are considering this trip and when you are considering using your own air. These days, the cost of taking skis can be very high. 

skiers backcountry pano Ski week one: Madesimo, Italy   March 4-12, 2016   7  nights/8 days ..  $1,259  per person double occupancy 

Air from JFK, other U.S. departure cities additional. Includes 7 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, ground transfers , does not include air taxes and fuel surcharges and lift passes, and village visitor tax of @ $2 per day per person payable upon checkout.

Single occupancy upgrade is $179.  If you would like us to find you a same-sex room mate to avoid this added cost, just let us know. We cannot guarantee it, but we almost always are able to match people up with mates.

Upgrade to a suite room for the week: $189 per person

planeUSING YOUR OWN AIR? You are welcome to do so, but you will only save $100 of the base price of the ski week.  You must confirm with us BEFORE YOU BOOK that your air will mesh with our group air arrival / departure times.

bormio slopes and village Ski week two: Bormio, Italy   March 11-19, 2016  7 nights/8 days $1,259

Air from JFK, other U.S. departure cities additional. Includes 7 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, ground transfers and hotel taxes,  does not include air taxes and fuel surcharges and lift passes, and village visitor tax of @ $2 per day per person payable upon checkout.

Single occupancy upgrade is $189 for the week. If you would like us to find you a same-sex room mate to avoid this added cost, just let us know. We cannot guarantee it, but we almost always are able to match people up with mates.

Upgrade to a suite room for the week: $169 per person

planeUSING YOUR OWN AIR? You are welcome to do so, but you will only save $100 of the base price of the ski week.  You must confirm with us BEFORE YOU BOOK that your air will mesh with our group air arrival / departure times.

Sauze d’ OulxSki week three: SESTRIERE  (The Milky Way 7 resort complex) March 18-26, 2016  7 nights / 8 days $1,259

Air from JFK, other U.S. departure cities additional. Includes 7 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, ground transfers and hotel taxes,  does not include air taxes and fuel surcharges and lift passes, and village visitor tax of @ $2 per day per person payable upon checkout.

Single occupancy upgrade is $294 for the week. If you would like us to find you a same-sex room mate to avoid this added cost, just let us know. We cannot guarantee it, but we almost always are able to match people up with mates.

Upgrade to a suite room for the week: $149 per person

planeUSING YOUR OWN AIR? You are welcome to do so, but you will only save $100 of the base price of the ski week.  You must confirm with us BEFORE YOU BOOK that your air will mesh with our group air arrival / departure times.

NOTE FOR THOSE DOING MULTIPLY SKI WEEKS: There will be a modest surcharge for the extra cost of the transfer between the two ski resorts, t.b.a. at time of final payment.  The price deduction for not requiring air for the second ski week is $100 off the second week’s price. Of course, you also will save paying the air fuel surcharges and air taxes on any non-air ski  week as well.


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First deposit for ski week(s) 

 $350 PER PERSON PER SKI WEEK to sign up for ski weeks (example: 2 people doing one ski week:$650 deposit, 2 people doing 2 ski weeks: $1,300, etc.). This initial deposit MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE NOVEMBER 28, 2014. 

First deposit for 8 day Croatian Coast tour:

 $400 per person 


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Second deposit for ski week(s)

December 15, 2015, $350 per person per ski week.

Second deposit for Croatia Coast  post-trip:

$500 per person 


 

dollarFinal payment all segments

 January 20, 2016


 

dollarDoing two or three  ski weeks:

We have many of our skier friends that want to save money and stay for both ski weeks. If you have the resources and the time, this is a great idea. You have to pay to fly over to Europe and back, so the longer you stay there, the more value you are getting out of your ticket. And you save money on the second ski week. You take $100 off the ski week since there is no air component needed, and you also save a bundle by not having to pay the air taxes for that second week. NOTE: For all skiers doing multiple weeks, there will be an additional charge for the connecting charter bus ride between the ski weeks. This cost will be determined at time of final payment and is dependent on the number of participants using this service.  Contact us for all the details about doing multiple weeks.

Contact us for the details about this.


 

planeUsing your own air

You can do this if you have miles to burn, but be aware of the many traps the airlines have these days. You may have a hard time getting the air you need on the days your need with miles and you may have to pay for the air taxes and fuel charges anyway, on top of your miles. The savings off the ski week price for doing your own air is $100 and the @$600 air taxes and fuel charges.


 

planeImportant air pricing notes: The air taxes and fuel charges and any baggage fees charged by the airlines are NOT included in the tour prices. The biggest tax is the international fuel surcharges, which run @$500 per round trip, plus any other applicable air taxes. Of course, these taxes and surcharges are problematic and no one likes them, but they are a part of international flying nowadays and are unavoidable. Furthermore, the base air prices are subject to adjustment up until time of final payment in January. 


 

Segments minimum size note

dollarAll segments costs are based on a minimum number of participants. If participants falls below this threshold, there will be a slight increase in the tour cost. See applicable trip page for amount.


 

dollarCurrency exchange rate note:

As with any foreign travel, our European segments are subject to exchange rate differences between the value of the dollar and the euro. If the rate of exchange has changed at the time of final payment in January, it can result in an increase or decrease in the final amount due for the segments. In 18 years of doing European tours, their have been times when an increase was necessary, but they have been small, ranging from 1% to 3%. It has never been a big issue and we do not anticipate this being a problem in future.


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Cancellation penalties

Initial deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. BUY trip insurance at time of deposit and your investment is covered. 

From December 15 to January 20: forfeit 100% of initial deposits for ski weeks and post trip and any further cancellation penalties imposed by wholesalers, hotels, transport companies, or airlines.

After final payment is made: 100% of initial deposits for ski weeks and pre-post trips and any further cancellation penalties imposed by wholesalers, hotels, transport companies, or airlines.


 

dollarMethod of payment

 Our goal is to offer quality trips at the best prices we can to our skier friends. Our prices are based on payment by check. However, it is possible to pay using PayPal, but there is a 3% surcharge to do so.

By check: Mail to Morningstar Ski Tours / 21080 Oriole Lane, Bend, OR 97701

paypalPayPal: Link on our home page. Add 3% to the amount you are depositing to cover the surcharge from PayPal.

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