Athlete Forms & Policies

Athlete Forms & Policies

 

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:

Competitions are open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment unless noted on the event registration page at the time of registration. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.


PARTICIPATION:

Athletes agree to be bound by their event’s rules as posted on each individual event page and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.


DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

Organizers will appoint judges race directors, and/or specialists for each competition, and disputes should be submitted to that respective party. The decision of the applicable race director(s) or chief judge(s) will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing with cameras, so Organizers will make best efforts to resolve all disputes fairly.

To submit a dispute, please fill out the form in the ‘Athlete Dispute’ drop down below.


RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:

Organizers reserve the right to disqualify an athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of event rules may result in an athlete’s disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend event rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Mountain Games® is cancelled prior to June 1, 2018 for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.


ORGANIZERS:

The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in event rules or in other materials relating to the event.

All athletes eligible for prize money must return a completed 2018 W-9 or W-8BEN form to GoPro Mountain Games organizers via one of the following methods:

  1. Drop it off at GoPro Mountain Games Event Registration in Golden Peak during the Mountain Games (Map | Hours)
  2. Mail to: Vail Valley Foundation, Attn: Erin Kelly, PO Box 6550, Avon, CO 81620
  3. Email to: ekelly@vvf.org

International competitors MUST submit a completed wire information form IN ADDITION TO their W8BEN form.


Prize money checks will be mailed or wires will be sent within 45 days of receiving a completed W-9 or W-8BEN form (and completed wire information form, if applicable). W-9 or W-8BEN must be turned in by August 1, 2018, after which we will consider your prize money sum a donation to the VVF.


All athletes participating in the Mountain Games are required to sign and submit an official event waiver upon registering online or on-site. The Mountain Games has a strict no refunds, exchanges, or transfers policy that every participant acknowledges and agrees to at the time of registration.

VIEW WAIVER


Organizers will appoint judges race directors, and/or specialists for each competition, and disputes should be submitted to that respective party. The decision of the applicable race director(s) or chief judge(s) will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing with cameras, so Organizers will make best efforts to resolve all disputes fairly.

To submit a dispute please fill out the contact form below.


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