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Ski California Gold Pass Rules/Indemnity Agreement and Release of Liability (Comp Pass)


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Your Ski California Gold Pass(es) (“Pass”) is for your use and enjoyment, but it is also a revocable privilege. Listed below are rules and information that can make your experience safe and enjoyable. This is a partial list; always use good judgment for the safety of yourself and others.

  1. Ultimate responsibility for how the Pass is used rests with YOU, the Pass owner. Anyone using the Pass must adhere not only to the rules stated here, but also to all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of Participating Resorts (listed below). The Pass owner is responsible for ensuring that anyone using his/her Pass is fully aware of these rules. If someone uses and/or abuses your Pass, your Pass may be revoked, suspended, and/or terminated without replacement to you, the Pass owner.
  2. If any Participating Resort’s personnel believes that the Pass user’s behavior or conduct is inappropriate or unsafe, they have the right to suspend or revoke the Pass without the Pass owner having any right to refund or reimbursement.
  3. The Pass is not for resale and BECOMES INVALID IF RESOLD. The Pass is transferable between individuals at the Pass owner’s discretion. Although the Pass is transferable, LIFT TICKETS RECEIVED FROM PARTICIPATING RESORTS ARE NEVER TRANSFERABLE AND CANNOT BE SOLD or otherwise distributed. Any violations will be reported to Ski California, which reserves the right to CANCEL a Pass that has been misused – without reimbursement. Participating Resorts where violations of law occur may also prosecute individuals independently. We work closely with Participating Resorts to prevent ticket fraud.
  4. Each Pass is valid only for the season for which it was purchased. The Pass does not guarantee access to the participating resorts listed below for a minimum number of days in each season or that any resort will be open for a minimum number of days each season. Use of the Pass to access resorts is subject to, among other things, the resorts being open and having the capability and/or capacity to grant access. Participating Resorts reserve the right to restrict the use of a Pass for any reason or to close the resorts, or portions of the resorts, for weather, safety, or any other reason at their sole discretion with or without notice during the season. Participating Resorts cannot guarantee snow conditions. Pass refunds are not available.
  5. Pass users must keep out of all areas marked “Closed” (entering a “Closed” area is illegal in both California and Nevada). Pass users who travel beyond any Participating Resort boundary agree to assume all risks of doing so, including being charged for any rescue, if available.
  6. Pass users must read and follow each and every rule stated by Participating Resorts, in “Your Responsibility Code,” and all applicable laws of the state in which the Pass is used.
  7. If a Pass is lost, missing, or stolen, please notify our office immediately by emailing and use the replacement pass link on the Gold Pass page at A replacement Pass will be sent for a replacement/shipping fee of $40.00.
  8. Ski California may amend and/or modify the terms and/or eligibility for the Pass program at any time.
  9. Each time the Pass is used, such use will constitute a renewal and reaffirmation of the Pass user’s acceptance of this entire Agreement, even if the actual user of the Pass is someone other than the person executing this Agreement.


I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to receive a Pass, and doing so requires agreement to the terms and conditions of this entire Agreement. I, my child, and/or the user of the Pass (collectively herein, “I,” “me,” or “my”) acknowledge that I have chosen to participate in winter sports activities and/or other recreational activities, including but not limited to, alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, telemark skiing, and all other forms of winter recreation made available to Pass holders (collectively, “sports”) through the following participating resorts (and any others added during the season(s) for which the pass was purchased):

ASC Nordic Center
Big Bear Mountain Resort
Bear Valley Adventure Co.
Bear Valley Resort
Boreal Mountain Resort
China Peak Mountain Resort
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
Granlibakken Tahoe
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Homewood Mountain Resort
June Mountain
Kingvale Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Cross-Country Ski Area
Lee Canyon
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Mountain High Resort
Mt. Baldy Resort
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Mt. Shasta Ski Park
Northstar California
Northstar California Cross-County
Palisades Tahoe
Rim Nordic Cross-Country
Royal Gorge Cross-Country Resort
Sky Tavern
Snow Valley Mountain Resort
Soda Springs Mountain Resort
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Tahoe Cross-Country
Tahoe Donner Cross-Country
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Tamarack Lodge Resort

I understand that my participation in the sports poses numerous inherent and other risks of INJURY and DEATH to me, including, but not limited to, the risks posed by changes in terrain and snow conditions; surface and subsurface snow conditions; icy, firm, or hard snow; unmarked obstacles; thin snow cover; bare spots; bumps; moguls; stumps; forest growth and debris; erosion control devices; rocks; cliffs; steep terrain; deep snow; and avalanches and avalanche debris. I also understand that the sports involve risks posed by loss of balance; loss of control; falling; sliding; and collisions with trees, rocks, fences, racing and timing equipment, terrain features (natural or man-made), other participants and/or spectators, snowmaking or snow grooming equipment and their components, snowmobiles and other over snow vehicles, and all manmade or natural obstacles (padded or not) whether they are obvious or not. Other risks include those associated with loading, riding, and unloading lifts; using terrain parks, half pipes, rails and other features; using mountain transportation; walking in lodges and parking lots; traveling in the mountains and beyond the ski area boundary; participating in lessons, races and special events; and any risks associated with interacting or sharing space with other people, such as transmittable illnesses and diseases (collectively, “use of the facilities”). Despite the foregoing risks and all other risks associated with the sports and use of the facilities, and TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, I AGREE TO EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY OR DEATH that might be associated with or arise out of my participation in the sports or use of the facilities.

In consideration for being permitted to participate in the sports and to use the facilities with my Pass, I AGREE TO RELEASE FROM ANY LEGAL LIABILITY AND AGREE NEVER TO SUE the participating resorts listed above, the California Ski Industry Association (aka Ski California), the United States of America, Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, event organizers, sponsors, and all of their successors, heirs, assigns, directors, officers, partners, investors, shareholders, members, agents, employees, owners, landowners, parent and subsidiary companies, and affiliated companies and ski resorts (collectively herein, “Participating Resorts”) for injury or death resulting from my participation in the sports or use of the facilities, regardless of the cause, including the alleged NEGLIGENCE of the Participating Resorts. I further AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Participating Resorts for any claims, lawsuits, damages, attorney fees, costs, or judgments arising out of my participation in the sport or use of the facilities.

I understand that this Agreement applies whenever I participate in the sports or use the facilities at the Participating Resorts. I understand that this RELEASE OF LIABILITY will prevent me, my child, or my heirs from filing suit or making any claim for damages in the event of injury or death from participation in the sports or use of the facilities.

I AGREE TO INFORM AND DISCUSS WITH ANY USER OF THIS PASS THAT HE/SHE IS BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. By signing this agreement, I declare that I am doing so for myself and/or on behalf of persons who use the Pass. I agree that by signing this Agreement and providing the Pass to other users, I am acting as the agent for any Pass user, and that this Agreement is binding on that person. If the other person brings a claim or lawsuit against one or more Participating Resorts, I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Participating Resorts as described in the next paragraph.

In the event that I or any legal representative files a claim or a lawsuit arising out of my participation in the sports or the use of the facilities at the Participating Resorts, I AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Participating Resorts for any damages, attorney’s fees, or costs arising out of such a claim or a lawsuit. With a full understanding of this agreement, I nevertheless enter into it freely and voluntarily and agree that it is binding upon me, my child, my heirs, assigns, my legal representatives, and the Pass users.

If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, I agree that the remainder of the Agreement will be held in full force and effect, valid, and enforceable. I agree that any action arising from or related to this Agreement must be brought only in a court of competent jurisdiction in the Participating Resort’s county (state court) or district (federal court) where the Pass was used that resulted in the dispute. Any disputes must be subject to and determined under the laws of the State of California.


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Document name: Ski California Gold Pass Rules/Indemnity Agreement and Release of Liability (Comp Pass)
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