Snowstar Corporation (hereafter referred to as SNOWSTAR) is a sports and venue facility that provides opportunities that include, but are not limited to skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, sport events, ziplines and venues. We want you to understand that sports, like any recreational activities, includes inherent risks that can never be eliminated regardless of how much emphasis is placed on safety.
Definitions: MINOR PARTICIPANT - a child over whom an adult signs this document 1) has guardianship (including a parent) or 2) has assumed responsibility. RESPONSIBLE ADULT – who as an adult is acting in place of a parent or guardian.
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 risks which may include but are not limited to: collisions with others (whether participants or not) or 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 rental equipment, ski lifts, rope tows, surface conveyors and zip lines. You have a personal responsibility to be under control at all times. If you are using rented or personal equipment, be aware that snowboard boots/binding systems are not designed or intended to release and understand that the binding systems on skis cannot guarantee it will release in every situation. These risks can be greatly reduced by: taking lessons, abiding by "Your Responsibility Code" and renting or using a helmet.
Ziplines: All participants must weigh more than 70lbs and be less than 280lbs. Participants should 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 or spinal cord 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 and accept 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 injury or death resulting from participation at SNOWSTAR;
2) My right as a RESPONSIBLE ADULT to recover damages for any loss, injury to or death of one or more MINORS FOR WHOM I AM RESPONSIBLE.
3) The right of a MINOR PARTICIPANT to recover damages for any loss he/she might suffer injury or death resulting from participation at SNOWSTAR.
I have carefully read this agreement and 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 and I accept responsibility for the inherent risks of SNOWSTAR activities, to the greatest extent allowed by law in the State of Illinois. Furthermore, I agree to drink responsibly and I accept full responsibilty for and agree to hold SNOWSTAR harmless for my actions. This waiver is ongoing and doesn't need to be reinstated each time I visit SNOWSTAR. In the event of my death or incapacity, this Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, assignees and representatives.
Further, I, the RESPONSIBLE ADULT, assert that 1) I have explained the risks of the activities 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. I give permission to SNOWSTAR to use any photographs, images, or likenesses taken of myself, and/or the MINOR PARTICIPANT(S) in it's marketing brochures, videos, ads, videos or media. Also by providing my signature and my phone number and/or my email address I ask that Snowstar keep me informed of upcoming opportunities via mail, text, email, social media platforms or phone.