MWC2025 Trip Deposit & Payments


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This page describes how to pay AXCS for your MWC Lodging Deposit or any other payments due for the MWC2025 trip to Klosters/SUI. 
Please note terms on all Lodging Balance payments at the bottom of this page.

One payment option is to pay via a check/money order payable to AXCS and send via postal mail to AXCS. The trip deposit paid with a check/money order is $750 per person ($1,500 for a couple). Mail your check (payable to AXCS) to:
PO Box 604
Bend, OR 97709

NOTE: Please be aware of media reports regarding mail theft issues. If you choose the "check in the mail" payment method, please be aware of this risk and take whatever precautions you can to "disguise" your check package. Writing with a gel pen seems to be a good tip to discourage theft.

The other second payment toption is to pay via on-line credit/debit card payment — being aware that PayPal credit/debit card processing fees add roughly 2.2% to the total amount you pay. 

To do the credit/debit card on-line option, follow these steps:

1.) Click on the "Buy Now" button below based on whether you want to pay a deposit for 1 or 2 people. 

2.) In the next screen, most people will select the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" option (bottom oval shaped button). Alternatively, if you regularly use a PayPal account to pay for things, you are welcome to log-in and use that option as well.

3.) In the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" screen you just fill out what is asked, submit, and you have paid your deposit(s)!

Deposit Payment for One Person

Name of Skier (if different than credit card)


Deposit Payment for TWO People

Name of Skiers (if different than credit card)

AXCS Lodging Package Terms & Deadlines (updated May 28)

Note: AXCS urges all skiers to have travel insurance to protect your trip investment, particularly once we approach the October 15 hotel cancellation date threshold! 

-> The $750 per person Lodging Deposit holds your room/ board space in your AXCS hotel for the number of nights you request until final balance is due. For Spring 2024 preliminary reservations, the Deposit is due received by AXCS as of June 14. For reservation requests after mid-June, the Deposit is to AXCS due within 2 weeks or as-soon-as-practical.

-> If you cancel at any point between June 15 - August 31, you will be refunded all but $60 (per person) of your deposit.

-> For cancellations between Sept 1 - Oct 15, all but $100 (per person) of your deposit will be refunded. 

==>>> For cancellations as of October 16 or later, AXCS will retain a minimum $160 amount per person of deposits or final payments (a portion of that amount may be tax deductible) PLUS hotel cancellation penalty policies will be enforced as follows....

-> From October 16 until 21 days before arrival, 20% of hotel package cost will be non-refundable.

-> From 20 days to 7 days before arrival, 50% of hotel package cost will be non-refundable.

-> From 6 days to scheduled arrival, 100% of hotel package cost will be non-refundable.


Notable note about cancellation penalties, when needed, AXCS does have the ability to change your booking room status (for example, double booking changed to a single). AXCS can also help to find a suitable roommate if a travel partner can no longer go with you. Finally, AXCS can "replace" you in the USA allocation if we have new USA skier(s) interested in your hotel room. As soon as you suspect or know that you need to make changes in your booking, please notify AXCS (National Director J.D. Downing) asap so that we can try and help to reduce your penalty exposure.

Additional note about Emergency Event Scenarios                                                                         

Neither AXCS nor the World Masters Association (WMA) can anticipate every possible global contingency that could potentially impact the viability of the MWC taking place as scheduled. In the simplest possible terms, over the next year there will be a shared level of risk between the MWC Organizing Committee, WMA, AXCS, and every USA skier making travel plans. 

To protect the interest of all organizations and individuals in worst case scenarios, WMA has contractual language built in for a partial or full refund of MWC entry fees (depending on the scenario). But when it comes to travel expenses, options for refunds or credits with airlines, ground transport, and lodging providers will entirely depend on the policies of each contracted entity. 

AXCS urges all members and family members participating in MWC trips and lodging packages to familiarize yourself with all terms, deadlines, and cancellation requirements for all phases of your trip. Whenever possible, you are urged to build in flexibility (for example, worst case flight scenario options) and make purchases with the option for refunds or credits in worst case situations.

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