What Are The Terms Of Payment And Refund Policy?
Once your Backcountry application is approved a $900.00 deposit is required to complete enrollment. Backcountry Unlimited is unable to secure your reservation until both the application and deposit have been processed. Your $900 deposit will be applied directly towards your total tuition. Final tuition payments are due on or before June 1st. Participants enrolled after June 1st, are required to submit final payment within five business days of application submission. Backcountry Unlimited reserves the right to cancel unpaid applications wherein their tuition is more than 30 days past due, with no return of fees.
Cancellation charges reflect the many expenses Backcountry Unlimited cannot recover, even if you cancel due to illness, injury, or personal emergencies. These fees are not meant to be punitive. The charges made reflect the expenses Backcountry Unlimited has incurred in administering your reservation and planning for your participation. We recognize that the majority of those who cancel their reservations do so out of necessity. Please note that we do not make any refunds for any unused portion of your trip, not arriving, arriving late, or leaving the trip early.
To qualify for any refunds, we must receive notification in writing, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing a letter to Backcountry Unlimited at 385 Chaparral Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301. Your cancellation date is the date the notice is received by Backcountry Unlimited in writing by email or letter. Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason.
In the unfortunate event that you must cancel your trip, your refund will be determined according to the following formula:
Days prior to departure Refund
90+ days All but deposit
90 - 46 days 75% of trip fee
45 - 30 days 50% of trip fee
30 days or less No refund
Backcountry Unlimited reserves the right to cancel or alter a trip due to unforeseen weather, unsafe conditions, low registration or other circumstances. On the rare occasion that Backcountry Unlimited must cancel a trip, all payments received to date will be refunded, including the non-refundable portion of your deposit. Backcountry Unlimited is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, including airplane tickets.
What About Travel Insurance?
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TRIP CANCELLATION/TRIP INTERRUPTION INSURANCE, which covers your cost if you need to cancel or interrupt your trip for medical reasons, trip delay, lost baggage, and other unforeseen emergencies. In order to avoid disappointment and expense in the event that you must cancel your trip we strongly urge you to purchase some type of insurance coverage. You can sign up for it online through our application process with Trip Mate or online with Travelex Insurance or another company of your choosing.