KING AND QUEEN OF THE RIDGE SKI-A-THON
2018-2019 SKI SEASON
WARNING, NOTIFICATION OF RISKS
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Parent or Guardian signature is required for participants under 18 years old.
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while participating.
I hereby voluntarily request to participate or to have my minor child participate in the King and Queen of the Ridge Ski-a-thon conducted at Bridger Bowl. I understand the Ski-a-thon consists of strenuous uphill hiking with my equipment, followed by skiing or snowboarding to a designated point to record laps on off-piste, steep mountain terrain containing unmarked obstacles and hazards, including but not limited to steep chutes, cliffs and the risk of avalanche. I understand there are inherent dangers and risks that are part of the sport including: changing weather conditions; snow conditions as they exist or as they may change, including ice, hardpack, powder, packed powder, wind pack, corn snow, crust, slush, cut-up snow, and machine-made snow of any depth or accumulation, including but not limited to any depth or accumulation around or near trees or snowmaking equipment; avalanches, except on open, machine-groomed ski trails; collisions with natural surface or subsurface conditions, such as bare spots, forest growth, rocks, stumps, streambeds, cliffs, trees, and other natural objects; collisions with lift towers, signs, posts, fences, enclosures, hydrants, waterpipes, or other artificial structures and their components; variations in steepness or terrain, whether natural or the result of slope design, snowmaking, or snow grooming operations, including but not limited to roads, freestyle terrain, ski jumps, catwalks and other terrain modifications; collisions with clearly visible or plainly marked equipment, including but not limited to lift equipment, snowmaking equipment, snow grooming equipment, trail maintenance equipment, and snowmobiles, whether or not the equipment is moving; collisions with other skiers; the failure of a skier to ski within that skier’s ability; skiing in a closed area or skiing outside the ski area boundary as designated on the
ski area trail map; and restricted visibility caused by snow, wind, fog, sun, or darkness.
Warning: Increased Risk of Avalanche. Avalanche hazard reduction measures within the ski area boundaries help reduce the risk of avalanches, but can not eliminate the possibility of an avalanche occurring in avalanche prone areas and runout zones open for skiing. I acknowledge the existence of this risk and accept such risk on behalf of myself and/or my minor child.
Equipment Retention: Equipment is to be tethered to the competitor during the ascent portion of the competition and have adequate retention devices which must be securely fastened during the descent to prevent runaway equipment. Failure to retain equipment or utilized retention devices may result in disqualification from the event and loss of lift ticket/pass. I am aware and understand it is my/my minor child’s responsibility to take precautions to prevent runaway equipment while hiking and skiing.
I agree that I and/or my minor child shall conduct a thorough visual inspection of the course and the adjacent area before using the course for any training, practice or competition. I will immediately notify the Event Staff of any safety concerns I may have. I am aware that natural and man-made obstacles and hazards exist and that obstacles and hazards are not marked on this terrain. Fencing, equipment covers, signs, rope lines and other marking devices may be in place during the event and mark some, but not all, of the potential obstacles or hazards. These markers will not prevent injury. I understand it is my/my child’s responsibility to stay away from marked areas. I acknowledge the existence of these risk and accept such risks whether they are marked or unmarked. By my use of the course, I assume all risks including the condition of the course and adjacent area.
I am aware that natural and man-made obstacles and hazards exist and that obstacles and hazards are not marked on this terrain. Fencing, equipment covers, signs, rope lines and other marking devices may be in place during the event and mark some, but not all, of the potential obstacles or hazards. These markers will not prevent injury. I understand it is my/my child’s responsibility to stay away from marked areas. I acknowledge the existence of these risk and accept such risks whether they are marked or unmarked. By my use of the course, I assume all risks including the condition of the course and adjacent area.
With full knowledge and understanding of the risk of severe injury and death involved in competitive skiing and training, I freely and voluntarily accept and fully assume the risk that I or my minor child may suffer temporary, permanent or even fatal injuries.
I am aware and understand an operating 457KHz Avalanche Transceiver is required to access this terrain and participate in the event, a shovel and probe are recommended.
I consent to use and reproduction, without compensation, of all photos or other visual representations made of the participant in connection with this event.
By signing this document you may be waiving your legal right to a jury trial to hold the provider legally responsible for any injuries or damages resulting from risks inherent in the sport or recreational opportunity or for any injuries or damages you may suffer due to the providers ordinary negligence that are the result of the provider’s failure to exercise reasonable care.
If I am signing on behalf of a minor, I accept full responsibility for all medical expenses or liability incurred as a result of the minor’s actions or participation in this race or competition and agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify Bridger Bowl Inc. for any such expenses. I agree to explain the safety items and risks outlined above to my minor child.
I have carefully read this Warning, Notification of Risks, understand it, and accept its terms.