Article 1: Force majeure
The Host or the Client may cancel or postpone the reservation in cases of force majeure.
Cases of force majeure justifying the cancellation or postponement of the Client’s reservation, at any time, are any circumstances related to health, climatic, economic, political or social situation, at a local, national or international level which are beyond the control of the Host and the Client and which make it impossible to perform all or part of the obligations set out in the contract.
In this respect the following specific cases shall be deemed to constitute force majeure:
- the prohibition of any movement, imposed by the competent French administrative authorities or by those of the Client’s country of origin, on a local, national or international level, for a reason related for example to the appearance, propagation or active circulation of an epidemic, making access to the Hosting establishment, the place of execution of the contract, impossible, for the duration of the reservation;
- The official closure of the establishment of the Host, the place of performance of the contract, by the competent authorities, for reasons such as the outbreak, spread or active circulation of an epidemic, for the duration of the reservation;
- Any operational difficulties for the Host, resulting from the active spread or circulation of an epidemic, at local or national level, and/or measures to prohibit or limit travel, taken by the competent administrative authorities, such as making it impossible for the Host’s employees to travel, the exercise by the Host’s employees of their right of withdrawal, the non- performance, by the Host’s suppliers and/or service providers, of services essential to the stay, making the reception and accommodation of the Client in the establishment, the place of performance of the contract, impossible, for the duration of the reservation;
- The closure of the ski area and the ski lifts in the resort, by order of the competent administrative authority, for any reason, particularly health reasons, on the dates of the Client’s reservation, provided that this administrative closure takes place during the period of opening of the ski area. The Host or the Customer shall notify the other party as soon as possible of the impossibility of performing its contractual obligations due to a case of force majeure.
Cancellation of the reservation due to a case of force majeure shall not be subject to any charges invoiced by the Host. The sums already paid by the Client (deposit or advance payment) shall be returned by the Host within 60 days from the notification of the impossibility to perform the contractual obligations due to a case of force majeure.
The Host cannot be held liable in the event of cancellation or postponement resulting from a case of force majeure.