2017-18 VERTICAL METRE POLICY

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the vertical metre guarantee, charge and refund policy based on your trip length and ski program.

  • Your trip price includes guaranteed vertical metres based on the length and type of program you are booked on
  • Any additional vertical metres skied will be calculated and charged upon check-out from the lodge, based on the rates listed below
  • Any unskied metres below the vertical guarantee, due to inability to fly or poor weather, will be refunded based on the rates listed below
    *The vertical metre guarantee, additional metre charges and refund levels vary for private trips and will be noted on your confirmation. *

VERTICAL GUARANTEE

We guarantee a certain amount of vertical metres based on trip length and ski program.

SIGNATURE & SMALL GROUP TRIPS

Trip Length Vertical Guarantee
8-Day 34,860 m (114,370 ft)
7-Day 30,500 m (100,000 ft)
6-Day 26,150 m (86,000 ft)
5-Day 21,780 m (71,000 ft)
4-Day 17,500 m (57,000 ft)
3-Day 11,500 m (38,000 ft)

SKI FUSION TRIPS

Trip Length Heli-Skiing Touring Vertical Guarantee
7-Day 4-Day 3-Day 17,500 m (57,000 ft)
5-Day 3-Day 2-Day 11,500 m (38,000 ft)

NOTE: Heli-Assisted Ski Touring Trips do not have a vertical guarantee.

POWDER INTRO - POWDER MASTERS - STEEP SHOTS & PILLOW DROPS These trips include guaranteed vertical metres based on the length of the trip, and due to the instructional nature of the program CMH will only provide metre refunds if groups ski less than the refund level shown below:

Trip Length Vertical Provided/Guarantee Refund Level
7-Day Provided: 30,500 m (100,000 ft) 21,500 m (70,000 ft)
6-Day Provided: 26,150 m (86,000 ft) 18,310 m (60,000 ft)
5-Day Provided: 21,780 m (71,000 ft) 15,250 m (49,700 ft)
4-Day Provided: 17,500 m (57,000 ft) 12,340 m (40,000 ft)

FAMILY TRIPS
Guests aged 12-19 that are receiving child pricing will be guaranteed ½ the vertical of an adult space, based on trip length.

Trip Length Child Vertical Guarantee
7-Day 15,250 m (50,000 ft)
6-Day 13,050 m (43,000 ft)
5-Day 10,890 m (35,500 ft)
4-Day 8,750 m (28,500 ft)
3-Day 5,750 m (19,000 ft)

ADDITIONAL VERTICAL ABOVE THE GUARANTEE

There is a charge for additional metres skied above the vertical guarantee. Guests are only charged for extra metres they actually ski, which eliminates the pressure on individuals to continue skiing with their group. A daily tally of metres skied will be posted in a public area of the lodge so you can keep track of metres skied throughout your trip.

The rate for additional metres is based on your ski program:

Trip Type: Signature Trips, Powder Intro, Powder Masters, Steep Shots & Pillow Drops, Ski Fusion (Heli-Ski days only):
Additional Vertical Cost: $145 CAD per 1,000 vertical metres (3,280 ft)

Trip Type: Small Group Trips
Additional Vertical Cost: $160 CAD per 1,000 vertical metres (3,280 ft)

METRE REFUND

Our refund policy has you covered in the event of an inability to fly due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown. CMH will offer a metre refund based on the highest amount of metres guests could have skied during the trip.

CMH will not refund guests who do not reach the metre guarantee due to injury, illness, accidents, or ski ability. If you choose to stay at or return to the lodge and not ski, a metre refund will not be offered.

SIGNATURE TRIPS - POWDER INTRO - POWDER MASTERS - STEEP SHOTS & PILLOW DROPS - SKI FUSION (Heli-Ski days only):
$145 CAD per 1,000 vertical metres (3,280 vertical feet)

SMALL GROUP TRIPS:
$160 CAD per 1,000 vertical metres (3,280 vertical feet)

If you are eligible for a metre refund, it can be used towards incidentals at the lodge (bar, shop and massage charges) upon check-out, can be used towards future trips with CMH, or can be refunded to you via credit card or cheque.

CONDITIONAL DEPOSIT - ADDITIONAL CREDIT

In addition to the metre refund CMH may offer guests an additional credit if you have skied less than the amounts listed below based on your trip length.

Days Vertical (m) Vertical (ft) Credit
8 22,290 73,000 $1,000
7 19,500 64,000 $1,000
5 13,750 45,000 $500
4 11,000 36,000 $500
3 7,250 23,800 $500

The conditional deposit must be left on account with the full metre refund to be used together in the future towards a new booking within 2 years.

If you choose to use any amount of your metre refund towards incidental charges (bar, shop or massage charges) upon check-out at the lodge or choose to have the amount refunded, you forfeit the conditional deposit.

  • This conditional deposit is non-transferable and has no cash value
  • This conditional deposit will expire after two years
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