General provisions and scope of application

Unless expressly agreed otherwise, these General Terms and Conditions apply to all business transactions between Snowscapes GmbH and its customers. The company’s business purpose is the operation of a snow-sports, and mountain sports school. This includes services such as giving lessons concerning the skills and knowledge of snow-sports and mountain outdoor activities without guarantee of a determined training success, as well as guiding and accompanying activities during winter and summer sports. The ski, snowboard, cross-country skiing instructors,  hiking guides are hereinafter referred to as “course instructor”. For reasons of readability, the masculine form is used when referring to persons, but the feminine form is always included.


By booking, the customer accepts the GTC as an integral part of the contract between themselves and Snowscapes GmbH. Any wishes and concerns regarding dietary requirements, medical needs, etc. must be communicated directly to the course instructor in advance before the start of the activity (at least 48 hours in advance), so that the course instructor can take the adequate measures.


Prices are indicated in swiss francs. For payments in euros or other foreign currencies, the corresponding current exchange rate of the service provider will be applied. Unless otherwise stated in the detailed offer description, the price includes the cost of the lesson, course, or tour. The prices do not include personal catering, rental equipment, and transportation costs to/from the mountain (cable cars, taxi or public transport).

Payment terms

The total amount of the agreed service is due 48h before the start of the activity and is only confirmed upon receipt of payment. In the event of late payment, there is no right to the realization of the activity.

Credit card payment


Cancellation or modification of the bookings by the customer

The cancellation of bookings must be made in writing by e-mail to at least 48 hours before the start of the activity. In case of cancellations made later by the customer, the full rate of the booking will be charged. Each lesson or group course that is started will be charged in full, regardless of whether it must be ended prematurely.

There is no entitlement to a refund if:

  • the activity cannot be carried out due to the customer’s delay or no-show.
  • the customer starts an activity only after its scheduled start or leaves it before its end.
  • the customer does not make use of certain (half) days in case of multi-day bookings (also in case of children’s group lessons).

Cancellation or modification of the bookings by Snowscapes GmbH before the start of the activity

Snowscapes GmbH reserves the right to change or cancel the program or individual services, even at short notice, after conclusion of the contract, if natural and/or weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances (force majeure, official imposed measures or other risks) make this necessary. The refund will be made in the form of a voucher.

Change of program or cancellation of the activity after the start of the activity or within 48 h prior to it.

Snowscapes GmbH reserves the right to change the activity program or some of the agreed services if external circumstances (e.g. force majeure, weather and natural conditions, officially imposed measures or safety risks) make it necessary.

In case of the following events, the customer will be refunded for the payments made deducting the expenses already incurred:

  • Closure of tourism service providers such as mountain railroads, trains, hotels or restaurants due to official measures (e.g. pandemic).

There is no right to a refund in the event of:

  • Closure of tourism service providers such as mountain railroads, public transport (train, bus etc.), hotels, restaurants and stores for equipment rental due to weather or natural conditions (e.g. official severe weather warnings.)
  • Illness or accident or any other incapacitation of the customer.



  • Snowscapes GmbH expressly excludes any liability for accidents during lessons and competitions or any liability claims in relation to the services provided by Snowscapes GmbH. No claims (for damages) may be made based on errors in illustrations, prices and texts.

  • Insurance (health and accident insurance incl. sports accidents etc.) is the responsibility of the participant. It is recommended that customers take out insurance for cancellation costs and repatriation.

  • Any claims or damages incurred must be notified to Snowscapes GmbH in writing by e-mail to jurajbadin@ch and not later than four weeks after the end of the activity. All claims will be void in the event of a claim being made later.

    Data privacy
  • Snowscapes GmbH reserves the right to use image material of all services provided for marketing purposes. Consent for the use and disclosure of data and images can be revoked at any time by contacting us at jurajbadin@ch. The necessary data for the processing of business transactions are treated confidentially.


  • The registered head office of Snowscapes GmbH in Zermatt is the place of performance. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is Zermatt and swiss law applies.

    Zermatt, September 2023