Travelling from the USA/Canada

Advice for Climbers from USA/Canada

We climb with an increasing number of clients from the USA,┬áCanada and other countries each year, so here are some considerations for those making the long haul across the Atlantic…

Insurance

Our regular recommendations of the BMC/Snowcard are only valid for UK based clients. The following policies are useful alternatives.

Travelex A range of policies with comprehensive cover.


Jetlag

Arriving the day before your trip commences doesn’t get you off to the best start, so we would recommend arriving in resort at least 2 days before your trip starts, to catch up with some sleep and do some walking from the lifts.


Tipping

We are often asked by our American guests if there is a protocol for tipping guides in Europe. There isn’t really – guides in Europe are properly paid and not dependant on tips to supplement their income. If you are happy with your trip then please tip if you like – any gesture will be appreciated by your guide, but it isn’t expected and your guide will not be offended if you don’t tip.