Acknowledgement & Assumption of Risk: I know that snowshoeing is an action sport carrying significant risk of serious personal injury, death or property damage. I also know that there are natural, mechanical and environmental conditions and risks which independently or in combination with my activities may cause property damage, or severe or even fatal injuries to me or others. I agree that I alone am responsible for: (a) my safety while participating in competitive events and, (b) providing, utilizing and maintaining that equipment necessary for the safe enjoyment of my participation in such events and specifically acknowledge that the following persons or entities including Minocqua Winter Park employees and volunteers, the promoters, the sponsors, the organizers, the officials and any agent, representative, officer, director, employee, member or affiliate, of any person or entity named above are not responsible for my safety. I specifically RELEASE and DISCHARGE, in advance, those parties from any and all liability whether known or unknown, even that liability which may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of persons and entities identified above. I further agree to forever HOLD HARMLESS and INDEMNIFY all persons and entities identified above, generally and specifically, from any and all liability for death, personal injury or property damage, resulting in any way from my participating in competitive events. I currently have, and I agree to maintain throughout the time that I train and compete, valid and sufficient medical and accident insurance. I understand that it is my sole responsibility and release all persons and entities identified above from providing this coverage for me. I agree that I will accept and abide by any rules or regulations imposed by the organizers of any particular competition. This Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk and Release shall be binding upon my heirs and assigns. Photography Release: I hereby grant absolute right and permission to the Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation to use photographic portraits of me for illustration, promotion and advertising purposes.