2017 Gothic Mountain Tour - In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors, and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Crested Butte Nordic Council, it’s staff, Board members and volunteers, US Forest Service, Gunnison County, Town of Crested Butte, Triple Peaks Inc., CNL Income Crested Butte, trail hosting land owners, coordinating groups, sponsors, any individuals associated with this event, their representatives, successors and assigns, and will hold them harmless for any deaths or injuries suffered in connection with the said event(s), including those which may be attributable to weather conditions, others actions, in-actions or negligence. I understand that I must be in good health to participate in Nordic race event(s). I agree that I am responsible for my safety while participating in the event(s) and that such responsibility includes participating only when I am both physically and psychologically prepared to participate safely, after fully familiarizing myself with the venue before the event, and while using equipment of a type and condition reasonably necessary to safely participate in this activity.
Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability
The cutoff times are designed for the safety of the racers as well as the volunteers and staff out on course. For this reason, if I do not make the cutoff times at the checkpoints my bib will be pulled and I will not be able to continue the GMT. I will be considered a DNF at that point and I must turn around and ski back on my own power. For avalanche safety it is imperative that I stay on course on the climb up 403 and on the descent into the Slate River Drainage. For the descent I must follow the flagging/lath/GS gates that are on course.
Towards the bottom of the descent the terrain changes and becomes more technical. At this point I must ski within 20 feet of all course markers. There are many rollovers and terrain traps in this area that could present hazards if I happen to ski off course.
I grant my irrevocable permission to the organizers of the Gothic Mountain Tour and its authorized agents to use, without compensation, my name, and to own and use without compensation any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of my participation in this event to create derivative works therefrom, for any purpose, in any form, media or format.
Race Officials reserve the right to refuse any entry.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICIPANT BEACONS:
Each Participant in the Activity is required to have a working avalanche transceiver (a “Beacon”) worn on their body during the duration of the Activity. The race organizers strongly urge each Participant to use a Beacon that is less than five (5) years old. A Participant’s Beacon will serve as a critical resource in the event of an avalanche during the Activity. Participants that intend to use Beacons that are more than five (5) years old are strongly urged to obtain certification from the Beacon manufacturer that the Beacon is working properly within the Beacon’s original performance specifications. Failure of a Participant to ensure that his or her Beacon is in proper working order, including functioning properly for both search functions and transmit functions, can result in serious consequences for the Participant, the Participant’s partner, other participants and Activity volunteers including serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and death.
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I understand any fees I pay are non-refundable.