Workshops Checklist and Terms
Thank you for your interest in the Alpine Workshops. Below is a list of workshop logistics to plan your travel and stay for the workshop. Our goal is to work behind the scene to maximize your workshop time with smooth logistics. Please review below and contact us if you have any questions.
A note on COVID
We have stopped using the COVID health questionnaires and disclosure forms. COVID vaccination is not a requirement to the attendance to our workshops. Facilities, city, and businesses surrounding our workshop may have their own COVID requirements that are not in our control.
Once registered with a required deposit, you will be sent a workshop confirmation via email. If no email is available, we can fax or mail it to you.
You can expect to arrive one day before the workshop begins, and depart one day after the workshop. Usually, the workshop ends at about 4 to 5 pm daily, depending on the attendees' needs. And you may want to plan for at least 3 hours to include traveling to the airport for your flight. Please take this into your consideration for your outgoing flight.
Montrose Airport (MTJ) is about 50 minutes away from the workshop / hotel. Before you finalize and book a flight, you may want to put your itinerary on hold and contact us by email or (888) 925-7999. We then can advise you whether we will be able to provide you ground transportation among all the folks arriving. Depending on everyone's schedule, we should have no problem arranging a pickup at MTJ airport one day before the workshop.
On the way out, if you are flying out of MTJ, we likely will be able to drop you off on the day AFTER the last day of the workshop. Again, it would be best if you find a flight that fits your schedule, put it on hold, and contact us before booking it.
If you are flying into Montrose Airport (MTJ) for just the workshop, there should be no need for you to rent a car.
We are able to do pick-ups from MTJ to the hotel the day before the first day of the workshop, and we will be able to drop you off back at MTJ the morning after the last day of the workshop. During the class days, the workshop is a 10‐minute drive from the hotel. We will be able to drive everyone to/from the hotel. Lunch is usually riding together into a nearby town (Ridgway). Dinner is usually by the hotel. And they are walking‐distance (within a mile) from the hotel with a slight hill. It's a short walk or car ride after getting freshened up after a day's workshop.
We have reserved a group of hotel rooms in Ouray. The check-in / check-out dates are one day before and after the scheduled workshop.
If you choose to stay at our reserved block of the rooms, there is no need for you to call the hotel directly. We will add the hotel room cost to your workshop final invoice, which is six (6) weeks before the workshop. The hotel cost will be on a pass-through basis, which means what you pay us is what we pay the hotel, including any taxes and merchant account (credit card) fees.
Should you choose to stay elsewhere or need a different check-in/out itinerary, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can cancel those rooms reserved for the workshops without penalties, which is six (6) weeks before the first night of a stay. As long as your hotel is within a few miles (within Ouray), we can still keep the same ground transportation plans without renting another vehicle.
Ouray is a smaller town and has older buildings. Please assume the hotel has no elevators and wheelchair access, and each room will have one bed and one bathroom. If you have any specific requirements and accessibility needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-925-7999. We will find ways to accommodate your needs.
All meals are usually gathered by the whole group. Breakfast will be on the way from the hotel to the workshop; Joe joins the lunches and occasional dinners.
Meet at 7:00 AM in the hotel lobby. Go to breakfast, leave by 7:45 AM, head to workshop by 8 AM.
Lunch is around noon or 1 pm, depends on everyone.
Workshop ends about 5 to 6 pm, depending on everyone's need.
Dinner is at 7 in town by the hotel.
Meal cost is not included in the workshop fee.
Workshop Forum (retired)
You will be receiving an electronic copy of the binder about a few days before the workshop. We will also give you a photocopy of the same binder on the first day of the workshop. This includes material that our instructor will cover in the workshop and additional links and resources that may come in handy for your future operations. Some folks like to bring their tablet devices such as iPad to take notes or pull up any catalog questions.
The workshop takes place in a live workshop in a scenic country'side type environment. It's a relaxing yet productive environment with limited amount of students so that everyone gets to learn, ask questions and share experiences. We are also around to support any logistical need while the instructor goes through the workshop. Your workshop dress attire should be causal yet protective, such as long pants, sturdy shoes, tied up long hair to prevent you from cuts and accidents that may occur in a wood shop. Goggles, gloves and earplugs are provided in the workshop, or you may bring your own preferred safety wear. You may participate in running some of the machines and in the assembling process.
If you have any special need, such as physical access, please let us know, and we can see how we can accommodate your needs.
Payments, Cancellations, and Forfeiture
A $500 deposit is required to reserve a workshop spot. This is refundable up to sixty (60) days before the first day of the originally signed-up workshop. Within 60 days of the workshop, the deposit is not refunded, and you may reschedule for a future workshop. The remaining workshop fee is due six (6) weeks before the first day of the workshop. The form of payment accepted is Visa or MasterCard, and online pay-by-cheque. Should the workshop be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified immediately and any workshop fee will be refunded if rescheduling is not possible. Any deposit that is unused after two (2) years from its payment date will be considered abandoned and will not be refunded nor applied to future workshops.
New 2023 Forfeiture Policy: Starting immediately, any remaining workshop credit on file will be forfeited after two years. Any initial receipt sent serves as the record of payment without further notice.
• If you cancel a workshop within the sixty (60) -day period before its start date, you have two (2) years, from the original workshop's start date, to complete another workshop before your credit is forfeited.
• If we cancel the workshop, except when it is due to a force majeure event, you will be given the option to agree to sign up for a future workshop or to receive an immediate refund. Should you become unavailable to attend this newly scheduled workshop, you have two (2) years, from the first day of this newly scheduled workshop, to complete a new workshop before the pre-payment is forfeited.
• Pre-payment includes any initial workshop deposit and all payments paid before and at the scheduled workshop.
• Any non-workshop payments, including lodging and travel, if applicable, are paid to the service vendors. All payments to lodging and travel vendors are not refundable once made.
• Workshop fee cannot be transferred to another person or company.
A Force Majeure Event means a circumstance or an occurrence of an event that prevents a a workshop from proceeding. In such event, the impediment is beyond its reasonable control and cannot reasonably have been foreseen before and during the particular scheduled workshop. And the effects of the impediment cannot reasonably have been avoided or overcome by the Alpine Workshop nor the attendees.
In the absence of proof to the contrary, the following events are examples of Forec Majeure Events:
• War (whether declared or not), hostilities, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, extensive military mobilization;
• Civil war, riot, rebellion and revolution, military or usurped power, insurrection, acts of terrorism, sabotage or piracy;
• Currency and trade restriction, blockade, embargo, sanction;
• Act of government authority whether lawful or unlawful, compliance with any law or governmental order, expropriation, seizure of works, requisition, nationalization;
• Plague, epidemic, pandemic, natural disaster, extreme natural event, extreme weather event, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination;
• Explosion, fire, flood, earthquake, destruction of equipment, prolonged break-down of transport, telecommunication, information system, energy, theft.
Refusal of ServiceAlpine Workshop reserves the right to service at any time. To maintain a safe and productive workshop environment, we may refuse service with or without refunds depending on the circumstance. Anyone who has been given a warning but continue to conduct oneself unsafely, unproductively, including but not limited to harrassments and inappropriate conducts, will be asked to leave the workshop without any financial compensation.
The Alpine Workshop staff has the right to refuse service or suspend or revoke workshop access privileges to any Resident or guest who is not following rules, unreasonably rowdy or disturbing the use and enjoyment of others, including staff and volunteers.
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