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General Terms and Conditions of Business and Booking

<Booking enquiries can be made via my website, email, phone or directly with me. You are welcome to use the request form . After booking, I will send you a written booking confirmation by email. This will be followed by detailed information about the planned tour.

PAYMENT

For day programmes there is usually no deposit.

For multi-day tours with overnight accommodation, a deposit of 20% must be paid at the time of registration. The rest must be transferred to my account at least 14 days before the start of the tour. You will receive an invoice from me after the registration, where the payment modalities and the invoice amount are listed. After the deposit has been made, the registration is binding for both parties.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

I offer the following payment options:

  • Bank transfer
  • Cash payment

For multi-day programmes, the guide fee must be transferred to my bank account in advance. For all other tours you can pay in cash after the tour.

Please also see my General Terms and Conditions.

Difficulty rating

All activities offered here require a minimum level of physical fitness, strength and endurance. Of course, the requirements vary depending on the tour. Both the conditional and the technical requirements flow into the overall assessment of difficulty for the activities advertised.

If you are unsure whether the tour suits your skills, you are of course welcome to contact me individually !

The evaluation of the ski-hikes is done according to the pattern easy, medium and difficult. This refers to the skiing part of the tours. For ski tours with climbing sections, the degree of difficulty according to the UIAA scale is also given. The freeride offers are also rated according to the same pattern.

The difficulties of the climbs are given according to the UIAA scale. None of the tours offered here exceeds difficulty level III (UIAA).

LIGHT = BLUE

Blue ski tours are for ski touring beginners.
Previous ski touring experience: Not necessary
Off-piste experience: Not necessary
Skiing level: Safe skiing on black runs
EnduranceSki tours up to 600 metres in altitude and up to 3 hours in duration.

MEDIUM = RED

Ski tours of medium difficulty. You should already have ski touring experience, but you don't have to be a professional.
Previous ski touring experience: first ski touring experience should be available.
Off-piste experience: Necessary 
Skiing level: Safe skiing in open terrain, off-piste, in changing snow types and over short steeps up to 40 degrees.
EnduranceSki tours up to 1200 metres in altitude and up to 6 hours in duration.

HEAVY = BLACK

Challenging ski tours for experienced ski tourers.
Previous ski touring experience: only for experienced ski tourers
Off-piste experience: Necessary
Skiing levelSafe skiing in open terrain, off-piste, in all types of snow. Safe skiing on continuously steep slopes, with short sections over 40 degrees.
Endurance: Ski tours can have over 1200 metres of ascent and a length of more than 6 hours.

LIGHT = BLUE

For freeride / deep snow beginners.
Off-piste experience: Not necessary
Skiing level: Safe skiing on black runs
Endurance: Deep snow skiing up to five hours with breaks. Possibly short ascents with skis on the backpack up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

MEDIUM = RED

For advanced freeriders and deep snow skiers. You should already have off-piste experience.
Off-piste experience: Necessary 
Skiing level: Safe skiing in open terrain, off-piste, in changing snow types and over short steeps up to 40 degrees.
Endurance: Five hours of freeriding/deep snow skiing with breaks. Climbs with skis on the backpack or with skins from 45 - 60 minutes. 

HEAVY = BLACK

Challenging freeriding for experienced riders.
Off-piste experience: Necessary
Skiing levelSafe skiing in open terrain, off-piste, in all types of snow. Safe skiing on continuously steep slopes, with short sections over 40 degrees.
Endurance: Five hours of freeriding/deep snow skiing with breaks. Climbs with skis on backpack or skins up to 90 minutes. Short abseils possible. No fear of heights required.

Climbing in Grade I 

Low difficulty. Easiest form of rock climbing (but not easy walking terrain!). Hands are required to support balance. Good holds and footholds are available. Inexperienced climbers must be belayed with a rope. A head for heights is already required.

Climbing grade II 

Moderate difficulties. This is where the climbing begins, which is the Three-point stance makes necessary.

Climbing in Grade III

Medium difficulty. Intermediate belays in exposed places are recommended. Vertical sections already require strength. Practised and experienced climbers can still climb passages of this difficulty without rope protection.

Degree
Classification
Description
S0
easy
S0 describes a single trail that has no particular difficulties. These are mostly flowing forest and meadow paths on natural ground with good grip or consolidated gravel. Steps, rocks or root passages are not to be expected. The gradient of the trail is gentle to moderate, the curves are wide.
S1
easy
On a trail described as S1, you must already expect smaller obstacles such as shallow roots and small stones. Very often, isolated water gullies and erosion damage are the reason for the increased level of difficulty, the subsoil may also be partly unconsolidated. The maximum gradient is 40%. Hairpin bends are not to be expected.
S2
medium
In S-grade S2 you have to expect larger roots and stones. The ground is often not consolidated. Steps and shallow stairs are to be expected. Narrow bends often occur, the steepness is up to 70% in places.
S3
heavy
Blocked single trails with many larger boulders and/or root passages belong to the S grade S3. High steps, hairpin bends and tricky diagonal rides often occur, relaxed rolling sections become rare. Slippery ground and loose scree are also frequent, steepnesses over 70% are not uncommon.
S4
heavy
S4 describes very steep and heavily blocked single trails with large boulders and/or challenging root passages, often with loose scree in between. Extreme steep ramps, narrow hairpin bends and steps where the chainring inevitably touches down are frequent in the 4th degree.
S5
heavy
The S grade S5 is characterised by bouldery terrain with counter ascents, scree fields and landslides, eyelet-like hairpin bends, several high steps directly following each other and obstacles such as fallen trees - all often in extreme steepness. If at all, there is little run-out or braking distance. Obstacles must sometimes be overcome in combination.