PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM
Welcome to Challenge Aspen. We, the staff of Challenge Aspen, look forward to having you, your child or your family member join us for a program experience. On these two pages, you will find important information about Challenge Aspen, our activities and the potential risks involved in participation. Please read this information carefully, ask us any questions you might have and do not sign this agreement if you do not want to be exposed to these activities and potential risks.
Challenge Aspen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1995, providing recreational, educational, and cultural experiences for people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Please know that participation in Challenge Aspen activities involves risk. Providing high-quality programs in a risk managed environment is our priority, however, we cannot eliminate all risks in adventure activities such as climbing, rafting, hiking, archery, or most of the activities we offer. As with any outdoor adventure activity, they can result in injury or even in rare circumstances death.
It is of utmost importance to us that you do not engage in activities that are opposed by you, your family, or your doctor due to illness, physical or mental infirmity, or any other health/medical condition that you may have, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed.
To help us try to manage these risks it is very important that all program participants follow all directions given by Challenge Aspen staff or a designated activity facilitator. Please ask questions whenever a procedure or activity is unclear to you. If a program participant is currently taking prescription medications, including medical marijuana or other alternative therapies, it is imperative that these medications be disclosed in the confidential medical form. Use of or being under the influence of alcohol or judgment affecting drugs while participating in adventure activities is unsafe and strictly prohibited.
We believe that it is in everyone's interest that risks are disclosed, understood, and accepted prior to participation at Challenge Aspen. Whether you are the Participant or Parent/Legal Guardian, after you have reviewed all pages of this Acknowledgement of Risk and Release of Liability Form, and if you understand and agree with its contents, please sign and initial in the designated places on both pages.
I have read the above information
My signature below represents that I, as a participant or as the parent of a minor participant, or as the legal guardian of a participant, (hereinafter, collectively, "I'') have read and understand the contents of this release. In consideration for being allowed to participate in Challenge Aspen programs, and related events and/or activities, or serve as staff or volunteer for the same, I hereby understand and agree to the following:
- I understand that although Challenge Aspen has taken precautions to provide proper organization, supervision, instruction, and equipment for each activity, it is impossible for Challenge Aspen to guarantee absolute safety.
- I understand that I share the responsibility for safety during all activities, and I accept that responsibility. I will make my instructors aware of any questions or concerns I might have regarding safety standards, guidelines, procedures, and my ability to participate in an activity.
- I understand that participation in outdoor programs involves risk. The following is a partial list of the potential risks associated with the activities at Challenge Aspen. This list does not include all inherent risks but serves to provide examples and promote an understanding of the risks, any of which could result in injury, mental stress, permanent disability, or even death.
- Complications associated with exposure to weather (including extreme cold, wet or icy conditions, heat, sun, lightning), altitude and physical exertion.
- Perils and hazards arising from unintended contact with others, including participants, and members of the general public.
- Perils and hazards arising from unintended contact with natural features such as rocks, trees, plants, and animals, as well as man-made features such as posts and equipment.
- Perils and hazards arising from equipment failure or malfunction.
- Increased risk of harm due to delays in the delivery of emergency medical services in remote locations or due to reasons beyond Challenge Aspen's control.
- I understand that in addition to the risks inherent in all activities at Challenge Aspen, more specific risks accompany each type of activity. I understand that I have the right to inspect the facilities and equipment to be used and to observe a lesson or program and that if I believe anything is unsafe, it is my responsibility to immediately advise Challenge Aspen staff of such condition and refuse to participate.
- I assume all the foregoing risks, as well as similar unforeseen risks, and accept personal responsibility for the damages due to injury, permanent disability or death resulting from participating in any Challenge Aspen activity.
- Should I have a disagreement or dispute with Challenge Aspen about this Release, the charges, the activities, any injury I may receive, or any other aspect of Challenge Aspen, I agree that any action to resolve or redress such disagreement or dispute will be brought to Pitkin County, Colorado and governed by Colorado law.
I hereby release Challenge Aspen, its successors, representatives, assigns, Board of Directors, volunteers, employees, officers, and other participants from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, of every nature and in conjunction with a Challenge Aspen activity.
I hereby release Challenge Aspen, the Aspen Skiing Company, LLC; their respective successors, representatives, assigns, directors, officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, of every nature and kind arising or connected with photographs or video of the undersigned taken in conjunction with a Challenge Aspen activity.
I have read this Agreement, understand its contents, am aware this document has legal consequences, and I sign It voluntarily.
A parent or Legal Guardian (if the participant is under 18 years of age or otherwise legally dependent):
I agree to the above terms and conditions for myself and on behalf of my child or ward. I agree to indemnify Challenge Aspen for any and all claims brought by or on behalf of the child or ward for whom I sign, or for any claim brought by any other person related to the child or ward against Challenge Aspen. October 16, 2019
PERMISSION TO OBTAIN MEDICAL TREATMENT ON MY BEHALF
Should I or the person for whom I am the legal guardian become injured, I give permission for Challenge Aspen program facilitator(s) to render first aid and to seek emergency medical or rescue services as they see fit, and at my cost.
PARTICIPANT or PARENT/GUARDIAN October 16, 2019
Challenge Aspen Cancellation Policy Winter 2018-19
Due to the limited number of Challenge Aspen instructors and volunteers, and the demand for our specialized services, scheduled lesson, and volunteer cancellations may cause participants on our waiting list to miss the opportunity to receive a lesson or volunteer. Therefore, Challenge Aspen has instituted the following policy for changes, cancellations, or failure to appear:
Changes or Cancellations – Scheduled Lessons
• A fee equal to the daily lesson rate ($230 for half day or $325 for a full day) will be charged if the participant fails to appear for his or her lesson.
• No fee will be charged if the participant cancels or changes his or her lesson with advance notice of 48 hours or more.
Changes or Cancellations – Scheduled Volunteer/Buddy
• A fee of $50 (regardless of whether the reservation was a half or full day) will be charged if the participant fails to appear for his or her scheduled reservation.
• No fee will be charged if the participant cancels or changes his or her reservation with advance notice of 48 hours or more.
PARTICIPANT or PARENT/GUARDIAN [age] October 16, 2019