Release of Liability


I understand and agree that, regardless of all safety measures which may be taken by a ski area, skiing and the use of passenger tramways at the area may be hazardous to myself and my family. By using Whaleback Mountain I agree on behalf of myself, my children, and those I am legally responsible for enrolled in the ski programs at the area 1) to accept the danger inherent in the use of the area and 2) not to maintain any action against Whaleback Mountain, its owners and employees, for any injuries which result from such inherent risk, dangers and hazards. The categories of such risk, hazards or dangers include but are not limited to the following: variations in terrain, surface or subsurface snow or ice conditions, bare spots, rocks, trees, stumps and other forms of forest growth or debris; lift towers and components thereof (all of the foregoing whether above or below the snow surface), pole lines and plainly marked or visible snow making equipment, collisions with other skiers or with other person or with any of the categories contained in this paragraph. I acknowledge and agree on behalf of myself and my children that each skier and passenger using the ski area shall have the sole responsibility for knowing the ranger of his own ability to negotiate any slope, trail or passenger tramway. Any passenger who boards the tramways shall be presumed to have sufficient ability to negotiate the lift, and no liability shall attach to any operator or attendant to instruct person on the use thereof.

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Whaleback Mountain athletic sports programs, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledge, appreciate and agree that:
1.The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis anddeath, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
2.I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the releasees orother, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3.I, willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observes anyunusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to theattention of the nearest official immediately; and,
4.I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release and hold harmless UVSSF, their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, and if applicable,owners and sponsoring agencies, sponsors, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of the premise used to conduct the event(“releasees”). With respect to any and all injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property, whether arising fromthe negligence of the releasees or otherwise.

UVSSF & Whaleback Mountain Pass and Ticket Policies

The person signing this release assumes all risk of personal injury to and loss of or damage to property of the persons listed as Participant(s) of the Program. The issued ticket or pass may be suspended or revoked at any time by Management or Ski Patrol for misconduct or nuisance. Adults are responsible for the children that they bring. Use of these premises constitutes acceptance and understanding of the above conditions.

Refund Policy: Up until the beginning of the season, you are entitled to a full refund or a full credit towards the following season. As of opening day, season passes are Non-Refundable; however, in the event that a medical reason arises preventing the pass or ticket holder from using their pass for the remainder of the season or the day, credits towards the following season or next visit will be assigned at the discretion of Whaleback Mountain & UVSSF.

I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and acceptfreely and voluntarily without any inducement.