Terms & Conditions 2016

ENTRIES
1.1 Early bird registration opens July 10, 2016 through to July 31, 2016.
Discounted registration opens August 1, 2016 and general registration opens September 1, 2016. Registration will cease when the maximum number of competitors is reached.
1.2 Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received.
1.3  Email and mailed registrations must be received no later than 4pm Wednesday 5, October to the Peak to Powderkeg Registration Office if registration has not reached capacity.
1.4 On the day Late Registrations will will ONLY be accepted between 8am and 10am if registration has not reached capacity.
1.5 Team entries must include a minimum of one female in both Youth, Open and Corporate categories.
1.6 Each Individual Competitor/Team is required to have an assistant to retrieve all of the competitor’s gear from the transition areas. This is compulsory.
1.7 There will be no refunds to non-use of entry and entry fees cannot be transferred to future events.
1.8 All competitors clearly displaying their competitor number will receive one lift access in the designated time slot that will allow them access to the start after the normal lift operations have closed for public use. If Contingency Plan, Poor Snow Conditions is put in place, Runners and Competitors Assistants will be granted access to the appropriate Chair Lift(s).

SNOW STAGE (Ski or Snowboard)
2.1 All competitors must have full body wear on during the snow stage.This includes a minimum of soft-shell jacket and full-length running tights. Those racing without proper snowsports clothing do so at their own risk.
2.2  Snowsport helmets are compulsory during the snow stage.
2.3 Entrants must ski/board between the gates on the set course or a 3 minute time penalty will be added to their final time.
2.4 Entrants must give right of way to the downhill competitor as well as follow ALL aspects of the Snow Responsibility Code.
2.5 All team members must be observed to ‘tag out’ their team mate in the transition zone before commencing the next stage.

CYCLE STAGE
3.1 New Zealand road certified helmets are compulsory during the biking section.
3.2 It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that their bicycle and any other equipment used in the event are in roadworthy condition.
3.3 Cyclists must obey New Zealand road rules

SAFETY
4.1 Entrants must obey the road rules and, in particular, must stay to the left of the centre line unless otherwise noted by road safety signage/equipment. Even though the road will be closed to public use, entrants acknowledge that there is no guarantee that the other members of the public will respect the road closure or obey the road rules..
4.2 Entrants must comply with all directions of event officials, marshals and security personnel as well as all event signage.
4.3 Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. reserves the right to change the course on event day for snow, safety or weather
considerations
4.4 For safety reasons accompanying vehicles are not permitted on the course.
4.5 It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequately prepared themselves physically for their selected section of the competition.
4.6 The Peak to Powderkeg is an exciting and exhilarating event however; entrants agree that their first priority is the safety of themselves and others.

LEGAL
5.1 Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. and Powderhorn Leisure Ltd. will not accept any liability for injury/fatality to any participant or damage / loss of property.

EVENT INFORMATION
6.0 All pre-registered competitors must collect their competitor numbers in person from the event desk at the Powderkeg, Ohakune between 6pm and 8pm Friday, October 7, 2016 or at Turoa Ski Field between 10am and 12pm Saturday, October 8, 2016. Failure to do so will result it the competitor(s) registration being pulled from the event. No refund will be granted. Competitors must present their Snow and Bike stage helmets for gear check at this time.
6.1 All entrants are required to attend the competitors’ briefing at 3:00pm in the Turoa Plaza on the day of the event.
6.2 It is each entrant’s responsibility to be informed and read all information made available regarding the event.
Each entrant will accept that all instructions, whether written or verbal, are clear and unambiguous.
6.3 Any entrant who, in the opinion of the organisers, fails to comply with these event conditions may be disqualified from the event. No refund will be granted.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All entrants must accept and comply with all the event Terms and Conditions. There will be no refunds to non-use of entry and entry fees cannot be transferred to future events. Helmets are compulsory during the Snow and Bike stages of the event (including pre-event practice). Entrants must follow ALL aspects of the Snow Responsibility Code and obey New Zealand road rules. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that any of their equipment used in the event is in safe condition to compete with. Entrants must comply with all directions of event officials, marshals and security personnel as well as all event signage. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. reserve the right to change the course on event day for snow, safety or weather considerations. It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequately prepared themselves physically for the event. Prior to participating, entrants will the opportunity to inspect the course(s). Entrants agree that their first priority is the safety of themselves and others. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. will not accept any liability for injury/ fatality to any participant or damage/loss of property. All competitors are encouraged to label all their equipment with competitor name/number and contact phone number. All entrants are required to attend a competitors’ briefing as posted in Competitor’s Information on the day of the event. It is the responsibility of the competitor to be in position for the start of the event. No exceptions will be made to lift operations or road closures for competitors who miss scheduled timings. It is each entrant’s responsibility to be informed and read all information made available regarding the event. Each entrant will accept that all instructions, whether written or verbal, are clear and unambiguous. Any entrant who, in the opinion of the organisers, fails to comply with these event conditions may be disqualified from the event; no refund will be granted. Entries will be accepted according to Competitor’s Information; late entries may not be accepted.

Competitor Waivers must be completed by each team/competitor before the event is commenced.