Guest agreement As a condition of acceptance to Talus Lodge, each person must complete the guest agreement prior to the payment and in order to confirm their bookings. Parent(s) or court appointed legal guardian(s) must complete the guest agreement on behalf of any participating minor (those under 18 years of age).

COVID MANAGEMENT PLAN

COVID-19 management plan The Talus COVID-19 management plan will be modified to comply with active COVID-19 guidelines and regulations as set out by British Columbia Health Authority, Alberta Health Services, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Backcountry Lodge Association of BC and Worksafe BC. For more details: click here.
Vaccination Upon arrival at Talus, all persons who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination

July 2021: must be two weeks post first dose.
August, 2021 onward: must be two weeks post second dose.

For those who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination, including children, common sense precautions will apply.

Entire lodge group booking Talus Lodge will be accepting entire lodge group bookings only. Call it your cohort, pod, bubble, squad, or your quaranteam. All group members must accept the collective risk of being with each other.
Travel recommendations/ restrictions

Adhering to travel recommendations/restrictions is the responsibility of the traveler. Please respect the most current public travel guidelines when booking, re-evaluate at the final payment deadline and on trip departure.

Reduced capacity Group size 10 people or equivalent pricing.
Reduced capacity: maximum 12 guests. 4 staff.
Normal capacity: maximum 17 guests. 4 staff.
Everything subject to change When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, each day comes with new announcements, policies, guidelines, or unexpected situations. We place absolute priority on the health and safety of our community. Things can and probably will change; we appreciate your patience as we determine the right thing to do.
Summer 2021 and Winter 2022 Check availability and book online

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FOR COVID

Acknowledgement of risk for COVID-19 There is undeniably an ‘Acknowledgement of risk’ for guests wishing to pursue this adventure amidst a global pandemic.  No matter how many precautions and measures are taken, we cannot guarantee with certainty that COVID-19 will not find its way into the lodge. Please deeply consider your personal level of vulnerability AND that of your co-vulnerability.

Acknowledgement of risk for COVID-19

PAYMENT POLICY

Guest agreement As a condition of acceptance to Talus Lodge, each person must complete the guest agreement prior to the payment and in order to confirm their bookings. Parent(s) or court appointed legal guardian(s) must complete the guest agreement on behalf of any participating minor (those under 18 years of age).
Non-refundable reservation fee $200.00 per person with a minimum of $2000.00 per group. The reservation fee will be processed after completion of the guest agreement. The reservation fee covers the costs associated with registration and the preparations necessary for the intended stay. These costs are incurred whether the trip is utilized or not, for whatever reason. As such, once these funds are received, these services are deemed to have been rendered and that portion of the service agreement concluded. The reservation fee is not a deposit. It is a cost of business rendered on your behalf and is not refundable in any event.
Trip payment Due forty five days prior to the arrival date date and will automatically be charged to the card on file.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Non-refundable Payment (s) are 100% non-refundable and final.
Transferable Payment(s), less the reservation fee, can be transferred in certain circumstances.
Cancellations must be received in writing

GUEST CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation(s) in which guest(s) are required to cancel individual or group reservation due to personal reasons including but not limited to, testing positive for Covid-19, being in contact with someone who is positive for Covid-19, personal illness/injury, travel restrictions, family emergency, etc.  The following applies:
Group size >10 Individual cancellation(s) within a group booking in which the 10 person minimum group size requirement is retained;

  • Payments (less the reservation fee) for the cancelled individual booking(s) can be transferred to a Talus Lodge credit for a future stay.
Group size <10 Individual cancellation(s) within a group booking in which the 10 person minimum group size requirement is not retained;

  • All payments are non- refundable.
Transfer(s) within a group Should individual(s) within the group cancel and find replacement(s),  payment (less the reservation fee) can be transferred to the replacement provided that the monies are exchanged directly between group members.
Entire group cancellations Should the entire group cancel and a replacement group be found, payment (less the reservation fee) can be transferred to a Talus Lodge credit for a future stay.

TALUS LODGE CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations in which Talus Lodge is required to cancel reservations due to but not limited to closure by civil authority, pandemics, forest fires and floods, etc.
Non-refundable Payment (s) are 100% non-refundable and final.
Transferable Payment(s), less reservation fee, will be transferred to a Talus Lodge credit for a future stay.

CANCELLATION AND/OR DELAYS DUE TO ACCESS TRANSPORTATION

No refunds will be issued for cancellation and/or delays due to access transportation. Talus Lodge is not responsible costs incurred due to delayed and/or cancelled access transportation. Talus Lodge will accommodate guests delayed at Talus Lodge as a result of delays or cancellations, however, clients delayed coming into Talus Lodge will not be refunded the lost night(s) of accommodation at Talus Lodge. Delayed incoming clients are responsible for their own full expenses (such as meals and accommodation). Talus Lodge recommends not booking commercial flights on your departure day from Talus.

INSURANCE

Cancellation/interruption/emergency medical/evacuation insurance To avoid any financial hardship that an unexpected cancellation or interruption could cause, we strongly urge our clients to purchase appropriate trip cancellation/interruption/emergency medical and evacuation insurance through a reputable insurance provider to protect your investment. Refunds for cancelled reservations can only be collected from your own cancellation/interruption insurance provider. Some credit cards provide this type of insurance, others do not. For a free no obligation quote for trip cancellation/interruption/emergency medical and evacuation insurance from Lifestyle Insurance: click here
Talus evacuation coverage The cost of evacuation, in the case of medical emergency, is the responsibility of the guest. Evacuation coverage can be purchased from Talus Lodge at the time of booking for an additional $50 per person plus tax. Talus evacuation coverage is non-refundable.

FOOD AND GUIDING

Food allergies Talus Lodge can accommodate most food allergies if communicated at the time of booking. We will tailor the menu for the group based on the groups collective dietary restrictions. Additional cost may apply.
Guiding program
  • Talus runs a safety conscious program led by ACMG guides.
  • Talus does not permit self guiding.
  • Minors require parental and/or guardians attendance in order to take part in the guiding program.
  • It’s best if the group has relativity the same ability and/or understands that the guiding team guides to the average level of the group. There are often turn around points for folks who want a shorter day.
Backcountry ski program
  • Guiding program is for alpine backcountry skiing, telemarking and split boarding.
  • Bring your own equipment including including climbing skins, digital avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Must be able to travel up and down in all types of snow and conditions.
  • Split boarders must be prepared for transitions and flats.
Hiking program
  • Talus Lodge is a guided hike access lodge.  Transportation is provided from Canmore, Alberta.
  • Must be able to 6 km with 570 meters of elevation gain. For more information on the hike: click here
  • Guests are required to hike in with the gear required for their stay.