LEGAL CONDITIONS OF SALES

GENERAL TERMS OF TEACHING SERVICES, FOR SKIING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES, PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTORS OF THE " ESF LES SAISIES "
ESF Les Saisies
Avenue des J.O.
73620 Les Saisies
Tel : 33 (0)4 79 38 90 40

Via our site, you may now register for the services provided by the instructors of the ESF Les Saisies. You simply have to follow the instructions for on-line registration and your order will be sent electronically to the ESF Les Saisies.

By registering for services of the ESF Les Saisies you will be deemed to have unconditionally accepted these general terms.

ARTICLE I : SERVICES

All the instructors of the ESF des Saisies have followed a State-approved training course and their teaching methods are recognised nationally and internationally.

The services shall be provided for individuals or for groups. Group lessons and all-day courses are from Sunday to Friday (6 days). Possibility for 5 days lessons in case of arrival on Sunday (booking then is possible with the booking form to send back to the ESF Les Saisies). Group lessons take place for a minimum of 4 people with the same level and a minimum of 8 people for all-day courses . For lessons to be properly conducted in a group, the skiers should have the same level. In view of the material impossibility for the instructors of the ESF Les Saisies to verify the level of each pupil prior to registration, the pupil shall be responsible for his choice of technical level according to the scale drawn up by the ESF Les Saisies.

Accordingly, the ESF Les Saisies reserves the right to reintegrate a skier into a group that is better adapted to his level if such level does not correspond to his declaration, and subject to the capacities of the other groups. The skier shall not be able to claim any reimbursement or other compensation as a result thereof due to his (or her) declaration.

Skiing lessons are organised in a specific environment of an unpredictable nature. For such purpose the pupil shall be personally required to take care of his own safety and that of others. The liability of the instructor shall be limited to a duty to exercise skill and care. The pupil shall ensure that he complies with the instructions of the instructor.

The ESF Les Saisies shall not be liable for any accidents caused by skiers who take part in the lessons.

The ESF Les Saisies reserves the right to cancel any services sold (in the precise cases enumerated under article 3 hereof) and under such conditions to reimburse the customer without any right for the latter to claim additional compensation.

ARTICLE II : PAYMENT AND REIMBURSEMENT

  • Prices : 
The prices of the ESF Les Saisies are presented on this on-line sales site, accessible from ESF.Net and from the specific site of the ESF Les Saisies. The prices indicated shall include the classes provided by an instructor of the ESF Les Saisies, and shall exclude any other services (insurance, ski-lifts, accommodation, etc) except in particular cases (children/teeangers all-day courses and special beginner adults ski lessons).

As a result, the pupil shall be required, prior to the time of the lesson, to obtain a pass for the use of the ski-lifts and, depending on his choice, insurance to cover him against any risks inherent to mountain sports (third-party liability, rescue). The ESF Les Saisies advises you to purchase the CARRE NEIGE insurance (sold in the skipass offices) to avoid the financial risk of an accident.


  • Terms of registration and payment : 
You are required to fill in the registration form given on this site, adding the date and signing it electronically by clicking on the appropriate icon. With the on-line payment, it will be sent to ESF Les Saisies. You will immediately receive an acknowledgement of your order by e-mail.

Full payment shall be made when the registration form is sent via the on-line sales site of the ESF Les Saisies. The said payment shall constitute the settlement of the contract. It is confirmed by mail.

The ESF Les Saisies shall only guarantee the availability of those lessons that are proposed on the execution of the contract. A single means of registration and payment is at your disposal: Dispatch via Internet of the registration form and bank transfer to the ESF les Saisies through the intermediary of Cyberplus (the electronic bank of the Banque Populaire: secure payment, certified and guaranteed by the banking institution).


  • Terms of reimbursement 
Cancellation of a booking prior to the 15 days preceding the start of the service:

• If you have subscribed to personal cancellation insurance (in particular, that proposed by the E.S.F. when purchasing online) please refer to the insurance conditions.

• If you have not subscribed to cancellation insurance and provided there is a legitimate reason (inability to ski certified by a medical certificate covering the period of the service): E.S.F. shall propose to postpone the service if possible, and if not shall reimburse all sums paid.

• In all other cases: E.S.F. shall reimburse you the price paid less the registration costs (10% of the transaction, for a minimum of €20) plus a penalty for breach of contract (10% of the transaction, for a minimum of €20).

Cancellation of a booking within 15 days of the start of the service:

• If you have subscribed to personal cancellation insurance (in particular, that proposed by the E.S.F. when purchasing online) please refer to the insurance conditions.

• If you have not subscribed to cancellation insurance and provided there is a legitimate reason (inability to ski certified by a medical certificate covering the period of the service): E.S.F. shall propose to postpone the service if possible, and if not shall reimburse all sums paid.

• In other cases: E.S.F. shall withhold 50% of the price paid.

Interruption from the 1st day of lesson:

• If you have subscribed to personal cancellation insurance (in particular, that proposed by the E.S.F. when purchasing online) please refer to the insurance conditions.

• If you have not subscribed to cancellation insurance and provided there is a legitimate reason (inability to ski certified by a medical certificate covering the period of the service): E.S.F. shall propose to postpone the service if possible, and if not shall reimburse the non-consumed part of the service in the form of credit calculated on the basis of the unit price.



The ESF Les Saisies reserves the right to cancel or suspend lessons especially in the event of unfavourable weather conditions, or if the behaviour of a skier is likely to disturb the organisation thereof. Such cancellation shall not give rise to any compensation.

No reimbursement shall be given when the cancellation is due to a case of force majeure. Force majeure shall in particular include: the closure of slopes or ski-lifts and weather conditions making it dangerous for the group to use the intended site.


  • The customer's right of withdrawal 
The right of withdrawal within 14 days as stipulated in article L221-18 of the French Consumer Code is not applicable to services proposed for sale in application of 12° of article L.221-28, concerning leisure activity services that are to be provided on a specific date.

ARTICLE III : DISPUTE

The parties shall strive to resolve amicably any difficulties that may arise during the execution of the contract. If no amicable agreement can be found, all disputes relative to the validity, interpretation and execution of this agreement shall be governed exclusively by French law.

All disputes, of whatsoever nature, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of French civil and commercial courts, including any/all summary proceedings.