Outdoors for All RELEASE of LIABILITY
1. Inherent Dangers of Activities, Responsibilities of Participants
a. I am aware that skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, camping, swimming, waterskiing, and other activities of Outdoors for All are hazardous sports that can result in serious injury, death or other damage. I accept the risks inherent in these activities and in the ski area. mountains, trails, water and other environments. I accept my responsibilities to be informed, to ski, snowboard, hike, cycle, kayak, canoe, climb, camp, raft, waterski, and other activities of Outdoors for All and to participate in such activities safely, to follow established safety guidelines (such as the skier/snowboarder Your Responsibilities Code), and to obey all posted behavior notices, rules and policies. For volunteers only: I acknowledge that I will read and follow policies in the Outdoors for All Foundation Volunteer Manual.
b. I understand the nature of these activities and assume responsibility for my own physical fitness and capability to perform the activities involved. I also assume responsibility for obtaining any medical examination relating to my physical capability and fully assume the risk of failing to obtain any said medical examination.
2. RELEASE and Hold Harmless Clause, Binding Nature of Consent
a. In consideration of acceptance of enrollment in Outdoors for All Foundation (a non profit organization) (OFA) and/or services received. I agree that I will not sue or make claim against OFA and further that I agree to RELEASE. HOLD HARMLESS. AND INDEMNIFY the Outdoors for All Foundation and its sponsors, agents, board members, volunteers, employees and all other vendors from all actions, claims or demands for any loss or injury which may occur as a result of participating in Outdoors for All Foundation activities, including but not limited to those which may arise from NEGLIGENCE, the installation, maintenance, selection, adjustment and use of equipment, traveling to and from any activity, including any first aid treatment or other service whether foreseen or unforeseen.
b. This RELEASE contains the entire agreement between the parties and is made for valid consideration as a condition precedent to my participation is Outdoors for All Foundation activities. It is contractual, not a mere recital. This RELEASE is also binding as to any other persons, including all family members, heirs, and executors.
a. I will accept the equipment for use, as is. I agree to be fully responsible for the equipment while it is in my possession and to return it by the agreed time/date. I agree that I may incur additional charges if the equipment is returned late, dirty or damaged beyond normal wear and tear: I accept my responsibility to replace, at full retail value, any Outdoors for All Foundation equipment which I fail to return.
b. I accept the risks involved in the use of the equipment, including, but not limited to, skis, snowboards, boots, poles, sit-skis, bi-skis, rnono-skis, outriggers, slant boards, ski stabilizers, edgie-wedgies, walkers, harnesses, helmets, cycles, kayaks, canoes, climbing equipment. camping equipment and rafting equipment and any other equipment that I may use. I understand that it is my responsibility to receive instructions on the use of this equipment and to understand its function. I understand that this equipment is adjusted individually according to the information that I supply. I certify that I have made no misrepresentations and understand that this equipment is for my personal use only.
c. I understand that the ski or snowboard equipment I use may not be equipped with releasable bindings, and I accept the risks involved with non-releasable bindings. If the equipment does have releasable bindings, I understand that the bindings will not release under all circumstances and are no guarantee of my safety.
d. I understand I may be directed to wear a helmet when actively participating in Downhill Skiing, Downhill Snowboarding, and any other activity when directed by Outdoors for all staff and released parties. The selection and use of an appropriate helmet is the sole responsibility of the user. Outdoors for All will not be liable for any injury or damages resulting from failure to use a helmet or incorrect use or selection of a helmet. I understand the inherent dangers involved in recreation activities and use of a helmet is no guarantee of safety and the activities requiring the use of a helmet may expose the undersigned to forces that exceed the limits of protection provided by a helmet.
4. Liability Insurance Only (no medical or transportation)
a. Outdoors for All Foundation does not provide damage insurance for participants, including volunteers. All participants, including volunteers should have their own medical and vehicle insurance.
5. Photo Release
a. I give my permission to have my photo taken during activities and to be used for publicity purposes.
6. Participants Under Age 18 or Not Their Own Guardian
a. If I am signing on behalf of a minor or someone who is not their own guardian, I accept full responsibility for all medical expenses and other special and general damages incurred as a result of this person's participation, use of regular and adaptive equipment, or travel to or from Outdoors for All Foundation activities. I also agree to HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY Outdoors for All Foundation and its sponsors, agents, board members, volunteers, employees and all vendors from any claims brought by or on behalf of this person.
7. Volunteers Only (Washington State Patrol Request for Criminal History Information)
a. I understand that by signing this. I am giving permission for Outdoors for All Foundation, a non-profit organization, to request Criminal History Information and Child/Adult Abuse Information Act from the Washington State Patrol Identification and criminal History Section in accordance with RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845. My signature is an authorization for Outdoors for All or Outdoors for All Staff to arrange for medical treatment that is deemed necessary on behalf of myself or for my child/dependent in the case of an accident.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.