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New Zealand Snow Safety Institute

Please Read Carefully : New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited (hereinafter referred to as NZAS), accepts bookings for the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute subject to the following terms and conditions.


Credit Card Payments

Credit Card payments can be made via our reservation and booking forms or we can post, e-mail or fax you a copy.




Direct Bank Transfers to NZAS

For Direct Bank Transfers to New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited your payment can be lodged directly into out bank account;

Bank : ANZ New Zealand Limited

Branch : Kilkerran Place Branch

Address : 2 Kilkerran Place, Porirua, New Zealand

Bank Facsimile : +64-4-237-2262

Account Name : New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited

Account Number : 06-0549-0194930-00


Please contact NZAS to confirm details of your payment. Information on how to contact NZAS are on our contacts page.


Price Guarantee

Prices quoted are per person and are guaranteed, regardless of fluctuations in foreign currency from the period 61 days prior to the trip starting.



All prices are expressed in New Zealand Dollars.


Communal Responsibilities

Temple Basin Ski Area is operated as a Club. In order to offer guests ( including New Zealand Safety Institute course participants) the best experience at the lowest cost the lodges are run communally. This means that everyone staying in a lodge is required to participate in general housekeeping or food preparation duties each day, and we ask that these be carried out in a willing and cheerful manner.

All New Zealand Snow Safety Institute course participants have particular responsibilities.

On arrival, each guest must assist with carrying personal belongings and the week's food supplies from the Goods-Lift to the Lodges. On the final day, all guests must assist in cleaning the lodges to a reasonable standard.


Standards of Behavior

The Temple Basin Ski Area Manager has the authority to maintain safety within the Temple Basin Ski Area, proper use of facilities and a reasonable standard of behavior. The New Zealand Snow Safety Institute's senior course instructor has absolute authority over course participants and anyone exhibiting unreasonable behavior is liable to have his or her course participation and any accommodation terminated.

Juniors are not permitted to use nor have alcohol or illegal drugs. Any junior breaking this rule; will be terminated and he or she will be required to leave.

On junior courses boys are not allowed in girls bunk rooms and girls are not allowed in boys bunkrooms.

Parents / guardians of juniors will be held responsible for their childs behavior regardless of whether the parent / guardian is present at the time or not.


Lodge Safety

All of the Lodges are smoke free areas where smoking is absolutely forbidden. Because of the fire risk, smoking is totally banned in all buildings on the field.

Fire and emergency equipment is to be used only in emergencies. This equipment will be demonstrated during each week by the field staff.

Warm clothing, footwear and a torch must be kept handy to your bunk each night in case of fire.


Cancellations & Refunds

All cancellations of New Zealand Snow Safety Institute course bookings must be in writing. A 30% cancellation fee will be levied up to one month before the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute course commences. A 60% fee up to two weeks prior, and thereafter (within 14-days) a 100% fee will be levied.

Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason. This includes weather or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving early. On the rare occasions when NZAS and the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute must cancel any course bookings, all payments to date will be refunded. NZAS and the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute are not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled booking.


New Zealand Law

The Law of New Zealand will be applied to contracts and disputes; and shall be resolved within the New Zealand Court's.


Disclosure of Risks

Adventure activities have an element of risk, and all clients need to realize there is no absolute guarantee of safety. If you feel unsure about any aspect of your activities with the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute please consult with the senior course guide. The New Zealand Snow Safety Institute reserves the right not to run any activity(s) if in their opinion the circumstances make the activity too dangerous (e.g. avalanche danger).



NZAS as agents for the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute and Temple Basin Ski Area finalize all booking arrangements on the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may occur either by reason of any defect in any vehicle or equipment or by Acts of god or through the acts of default of any company or person engaged in conveying passengers or in carrying out our arrangements of the activities at Temple Basin or otherwise in connection herewith. NZAS and the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute reserves the right to change any of the facilities, service or prices described in any of its publications, including any Internet site. NZAS, New Zealand Snow Safety Institute and Temple Basin Ski Area accepts no liability for any action or activity undertaken by the client arranged independently of NZAS or the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute. NZAS and the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute shall not be liable to compensate clients for associated expenses incurred as a result of their booking. No refund will be made for any unused services included in the price.