COVID Update: day trips and activities are suspended while Toronto is in the Province of Ontario’s GREY (Lockdown) or RED (Control) zone.
Trip status as of Dec 11th:
Member charter trips are purchased from Tour Operators subject to third party regulations & government travel advisories that prescribe when insurance and refunds are issued. It would not be prudent for NTSC to mandate the cancellation of these services as it may negatively affect our members abilities to obtain all refunds that they would otherwise be eligible to receive should a trip not be able to run.
2020/21 lineup and registration
Short weekend and midweek trips to Quebec, and an exclusive trip for Nordic skiers
Explore Canada's mountains with weeklong trips to British Columbia
Covid-19 updates and practices
COVID-19 has resulted in uncertainty in the travel industry. Here are the actions we’re taking:
Resort COVID-19 updates
Resorts are advising that skiers and snowboarders will have to wear masks on lifts and gondolas and when indoors and physical distancing will be encouraged by removing tables and chairs in bars and restaurants. They are vowing more frequent cleaning and sanitizing. Please follow links below for the resorts latest information.
SkiCan has been offering informative dockside chats covering a variety of issues relating to 20/21 Winter Covid-19 Safety Protocols at resorts across the country. Sign up for their upcoming chats by visiting their website. Check out these past informative videos:
1) Cancel for Any Reason Insurance. https://vimeo.com/460268790
2) Air Canada and various resorts https://vimeo.com/440378207
COVID-19 has brought uncertainties for our future travels. It is highly recommended for an NTSC member to purchase travel insurance, either through our Tour Operators or another 3rd party provider. We’d hate to see your hard-earned money go to waste if a trip is canceled or something unexpected comes up and you aren’t able to attend. Here we have summarized options provided by our Tour Operator and refund scenarios.
If you choose not to purchase any travel insurance, there is no obligation from the Tour operator to provide refunds. Please protect yourself!
The insurance premium is due with the deposit (flights) or full trip payment (bus). A package plan can be purchased through Skican (flights) or Express Tours (bus). Contract details provided upon registration. Call Allianz’s Customer Support to assist with specific questions: 1-800-379-9628. Mention you are booking a Skican holiday (Agency #2451).
Refunds and Cancellation
When you sign up for a charter trip as a member, you are buying from an independent Tour Operator (not NTSC), who is subject to third party regulations & government travel advisories that prescribe when insurance and refunds are issued. NTSC can not cancel trips as it may prevent members from obtaining refunds that they would otherwise be eligible to receive.
Deposit, insurance premium, and NTSC pre-registration payment are non-refundable. Refer to each trip event details for timelines and additional cancellation charges leading up to the trip.
Depending on the situation for cancelation, as well as your personal insurance coverage purchased, refunds may or may not be reimbursed if a trip is interrupted or canceled. The Tour Operator will only cancel a trip under the following scenarios:
Government of Canada travel advisory can be summarized as the following:
YOUR TRIP IS CANCELLED FOR A QUALIFIED REASON
CANCELED BY TOUR OPERATOR BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
CANCELED BY TOUR OPERATOR DURING TRIP WHEN A LEVEL 3 OR HIGHER TRAVEL ADVISORY IS ISSUED (Gov of Canada) or RESORTS / Air Canada Closure.
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