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2023/2024 Lift Ticket Waiver

Please read the waiver below and fill out the required fields found in the following form sections. All liability language from the waiver will apply to all persons listed below.

2023-2024 Winter Activities Day Pass Agreement
Assumption of Risk, Release of Liability, and Indemnification

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING
This Agreement Affects Your Legal Rights

In consideration for purchasing a lift ticket, and as a condition of being permitted to use Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area premises and facilities, including for Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowskating (the “Activities”), the individual(s) named below (referred to as “I” or “me”) agree to all of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

  1. EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK:  I UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THAT THE ACTIVITIES ARE DANGEROUS and involve certain risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The inherent risks associated with the Activities include, but are not limited to: loss of control; collisions with other persons; collisions with natural and man-made objects, whether padded or unpadded (including, without limitation, trees, rocks, stumps, holes, forest growth, downed timber, fences, posts, padded and non-padded barriers, lift equipment and towers, rope tows, light poles, snowmaking equipment, signs, buildings, and paved, wooden, gravel and dirt roads and walkways); collisions with over-snow vehicles (including, without limitation, groomers, snowmobiles, and utility or all-terrain vehicles); encountering marked and unmarked terrain features (including, without limitation, snowmaking mounds, moguls, jumps, ramps, half-pipes, rails, boxes, and other freestyle and terrain park features); encountering ice, bare spots, and debris; changes and variation in terrain and slope; changes and variation in weather, snow, surface, and lighting conditions; slips and falls on ice and snow; errors in loading, riding, or unloading a lift (including, without limitation, misloading, being struck by a chairlift, becoming entangled with equipment, and falling from a chairlift); and possible equipment failure and/or malfunction, including lift equipment and my own or rented or borrowed equipment. I ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT that Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area has no duty to protect me from the above risks or any other risks inherent to the Activities. I UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT that such risks may cause SERIOUS INJURY including PERMANENT DISABILITY, OR DEATH, and EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME all such risks, accepting for myself FULL RESPONSIBILITY for any loss or damage I may sustain.
  2. RELEASE OF LIABILITY:  I AGREE TO RELEASE Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area, including its owners, officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, volunteers, successors, and assigns (the “Releasees”), from liability for Releasees’ own NEGLIGENCE. I understand that this means I am waiving my right to sue Releasees for any personal injury, disability, death, or property damage I may sustain in relation to my use of Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area’s premises and facilities or my participation in the Activities caused by Releasees’ own negligent acts or omissions. I agree that this release applies to and is binding on any minor for whom I sign. I further agree to pay all costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by Releasees in connection with any claim brought by or on behalf of me or any minor for whom I sign, in violation of this release of liability.
  3. INDEMNIFICATION:  I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE RELEASEES HARMLESS from liability for claims for personal injury, disability, death, or property damage arising out of my own negligence or the negligence of any minor for whom I sign, even if such claim also arises from or is alleged to arise from Releasees’ own negligence. This includes paying all judgments, interests, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by Releasees in connection with any claim arising out of my own negligence or the negligence of any minor for whom I sign, even if such claim also arises or is alleged to arise from Releasees’ own negligence.
  4. MY RESPONSIBILITIES:  I AGREE to follow and be bound by “YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE,” promulgated by the National Ski Areas Association and posted by Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area.
  5. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS:  If any term or provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, all other parts will be given full force and affect. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement or my participation in the Activities will be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, and exclusive jurisdiction thereof will be in the district court residing in and for Stearns County, Minnesota.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING MY RIGHT TO SUE THE RELEASEES FOR THEIR OWN NEGLIGENCE. I VOLUNTARILY SIGN WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE.

FOR PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
PARENT/ AUTHORIZED ADULT ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND SIGNATURE
I AM THE PARENT OF THE MINOR NAMED BELOW, OR AM AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE MINOR. I DESIRE FOR THE MINOR NAMED BELOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES AND BELIEVE IT IS IN HIS/HER/THEIR BEST INTEREST TO DO SO. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. BY SIGNING BELOW, I GIVE THE MINOR NAMED BELOW PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES WITH THE UNDERSTANDING AND INTENTION THAT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE BINDING ON ME AND THE MINOR ON WHOSE BEHALF I AM SIGNING, INCLUDING THE EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR RELEASEES’ OWN NEGLIGENCE, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS.


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