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The Renner Family
Copy of the
Greetings from the Renner family. Our contract came up for public tender in September 2010. We are pleased to announce that Andre Renner is currently finalizing a permit with BC Parks.
We thank everyone for their patience and support during the permit tender bids and negotiations with BC Parks over the years. Mount Assiniboine Lodge will be closed for the Winter Season in 2011, the Summer Season in 2011 and the Winter Season in 2012 while BC Parks completes a renovation project to put foundations under the main Lodge. Once the new permit is in place the new Mount Assiniboine Lodge Ltd. can continue to provide reservation and information services for the Naiset Huts, Magog and Og Campgrounds, the Hind Hut and Helicopter Reservation services as they did in the past. At the present time, reservations and information for the Naiset Huts for Winter 2011 must be obtained through BC Parks-call 250 489-8540. Please direct all of your enquiries to BC Parks at this time.
The Renner Family- by Andre Renner
It has been an eventful year, with my youngest sister Natalie marrying a great guy who loves the mountains as much as she does. Natalie combines paramedics with ski guiding in the winter. She will take the full Association of Canadian Mountain Guides winter guide's exam next spring.
The 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, BC will soon be here, and sister
Sara is busy with her final cross country ski preparations. Sara won a silver
medal with Beckie Scott in the Team Sprint at the Torino Olympics in 2006.
Her husband Thomas Grandi and Aria (who will be three) will be in the
cheering section. Thomas and Sara now operate the Paintbox Lodge in Canmore,
a unique boutique hotel in the center of Canmore. It is an excellent place to
stay before or after your visit to
I have moved to Radium Hot Springs in
My parents still cannot help working hard, but they now have more time to enjoy watching their grandaughter grow up.
All the best for the coming winter!
Andre, Sepp, Barb, Sara and Natalie Renner
Here is a copy of the waiver that you will be asked to sign when you arrive at Assiniboine Lodge to participate in guided hiking and skiing activities:
Mount Assiniboine Lodge Ltd-
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY: If you have received a copy by mail, please return your signed originals to the address above. You might be asked to sign the waiver again at Assiniboine Lodge.
Last Name.................................................First Name.................Initials........Age.........
Postal Code...........................Country...........Date of Birth........Day.....Month.....Year
To: Mount Assiniboine Lodge Ltd., carrying on business as Mount Assiniboine Lodge, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN THE RIGHT OF THE PROVINCES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA (the Provinces), ALPINE HELICOPTERS LTD., and guides, agents, independant contractors, subcontractors, representatives, successors, and assigns (all of whom are herinafter collectively referreed to as "The Releasees")
In this Agreement, "alpine activities" shall include, but not be limited to: alpine skiing, nordic skiing, telemark skiing, snowboarding, hiking, touring, mountaineering, expeditions, trekking, and all activities, services and the use of facilities either provided by or arranged by the Releasees including orientation and instructional sessions or classes, transportation, accommodation, and all travel by or movement around helicopters or other aircraft.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS- AVALANCHES, ALPINE TERRAIN, WILDERNESS TRAVEL, WEATHER, ETC.
I am aware that participation in alpine activities as defined in this Agreement includes various risks, dangers and hazards. Avalanches occur frequently in the terrain used for alpine activity and may be caused by natural forces or by persons travelling through the terrain. I am aware that the Releasees may fail to predict whether the terrain is safe or whether an avalanche may occur. The terrain use for alpine activities is uncontrolled, unmarked, not inspected and involves many risks, dangers and hazards in addition to that of avalanche. These may include, but are not limited to: cornices, cliffs, trees, tree wells, tree stumps, forest dead fall, creeks, rocks, rockfall, boulders, holes and depressions on or below the snow surface: variable and difficult snow conditions, effects of high altitude including pulmonary edema and celebral edema; illness which may be caused by untreated water, plants and animals; equipment failure: encounters with domestic and wild animals; impact or collision with other persons; becoming lost or separated from ones party or guide; negligence of other persons, and NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE BY THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF ALPINE ACTIVITIES. Communication in the alpine terrain may be difficult, and in the event of an accident of illness, rescue, medical treatment and evacuation may not be available or may be delayed. Alpine weather conditions my be extreme ane can change rapidly without warning.
I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH ALPINE ACTIVITIES AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM.
NOTICE TO SNOWBOARDERS AND TELEMARK SKIERS- INCREASED RISK
Unlike alpine ski boot/binding systems, snowboard, and some telemark boot/binding systems are not designed or intended to release and will not release under normal circumstances, thus increasing the risk of not surviving an avalanche.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. In consideration of the Releasees allowing me to participate in alpine activities as defined in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I hereby agree as follows:
1. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I may have in the future and have against the Releasees and TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense, or injury including death that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of my participation in alpine activities, DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF AN STATUATORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE, INCLUDING DUTY OF CARE OWED UNDER THE 'OCCUPIER'S LIABILITY ACT, R.S.B.C. 1996' ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES, AND FURTHER INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF ALPINE ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO ABOVE;
2. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any property damage or personal injury to any third party resulting from my participation in alpine activities;
3. This Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
4. This Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and no other jurisdiction; and
5. Any litigation involving the parties to this Agreement shall be brought
solely within the Provinces of British Columbia and
In entering into this Agreement I am not relying on any oral or written representations or statements made by the Releasees with respect to the safety of alpine activities, other than what is set forth in this Agreement.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING IT, AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WITH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES.
Signed the Day of........Day.............Month...............Year
Applicant Signature....................................Applicant Print Name................................
Witness Signature (immediate family excluded)............................................................
Witness Print Name.................................................................