Snowstar Corporation (hereafter referred to as SNOWSTAR) is a recreational snow sports facility that provides recreational opportunities that include, but are not limited to skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and ziplines. We want you to understand that our sports, like other recreational activities, include inherent risks that can never be eliminated regardless of how much emphasis we place on reducing risk.
Definitions: MINOR PARTICIPANT - a child over whom the adult signing this document 1) has guardianship (including a parent) or 2) has assumed responsibility. RESPONSIBLE ADULT – an adult acting in place of and on behalf of said MINOR PARTICIPANTS.
Inherent Risks: SNOWSTAR feels it is important that you realize Snowstar is a venue and a recreational facility where a certain level of athleticism is required and where everyone on our property, ADULT or MINOR and/or RESPONSIBLE ADULT whether PARTICIPANT or NON-PARTICIPANT may encounter inherent risks which may include but are not limited to: collisions with others (whether participants or not) ow with objects (whether marked or unmarked and whether padded or unpadded) such as trees, rocks, stumps, forest growth, debris, natural obstacles, terrain features, guy wires, lift towers, poles, fences, signs, snowmaking equipment, and vehicles. Falls, awkward landings and collisions are also inherent from variations in snow/ice conditions such as bare spots, black ice, moguls, surface variations, slope design and weather conditions. Other hazards for which you accept personal responsibility can come from your use of ski lifts, rope tows, surface conveyors and zip lines. You have a personal responsibility to be under control at all times.
All participants must weigh more than 70lbs. but less than 250lbs. Participants my not participate while pregnant.
It is important that all participants (ADULT PARTICIPANTS, MINOR PARTICIPANTS and/or RESPONSIBLE ADULTS) understand that injuries can occur as the result of these inherent risks, which include, but are not limited to muscle strains and sprains, bruises, contusions, abrasions, sunburn, muscle soreness, broken bones, ligament and joint injuries, back and neck injuries, concussions, internal injuries, eye injuries, brain injury; spinal cord
and back injuries, heart attack, stroke, and even death.
ACKNOWLEGEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING: I, the ADULT PARTICIPANT, or MINOR PARTICIPANT(S) and/or RESPONSIBLE ADULT, have read this Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its terms.
I understand that I am giving up substantial rights that might belong to me and/or the MINOR PARTICIPANT(S) including:
1) My right as an ADULT PARTICIPANT to recover damages for any loss I may suffer resulting from my injury or death resulting from participation at SNOWSTAR;
2) My right as a RESPONSIBLE ADULT to recover damages for any loss I may suffer resulting from injury to or death of one or more MINOR
PARTICIPANTS resulting from participation at SNOWSTAR; and
3) The right of a MINOR PARTICIPANT to recover damages for any loss he/she might suffer from injury or death resulting from participation at SNOWSTAR.
I further acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability for myself, and/or the MINOR PARTICIPANT(S) due to 1) negligence by SNOWSTAR and the other Protected Parties or to 2) the inherent risks of SNOWSTAR activities, to the greatest extent allowed by law in the State of Illinois.
Further, I, the RESPONSIBLE ADULT, assert that 1) I have explained the risks of the activity to the MINOR PARTICIPANT(S); 2) each understands this Agreement; and 3) by my signature below, we knowingly accept and assume the inherent risks of SNOWSTAR activities.