Liability Waiver

Please read the following very carefully before placing your order:

Splitboarding and backcountry snowboarding are inherently dangerous sports, with many inherent risks and potential for injury and death. We here at Phantom want to stress the importance of education, proficiency with your equipment, self reliance, and proper preparation in order to minimize these risks. That said, Phantom believes that the above mentioned items are fully the personal responsibility of the customer, and accepts no liability for any failure on the customers part to follow these recommendations. Please read each item below, and understand them prior to accepting this Liability Waiver. You can reach out to info@phantomsnow.com with any questions or concerns. 

1) Winter backcountry travel of any kind can be extremely dangerous. There are numerous inherent risks involved with splitboarding, including but not limited to extreme weather, avalanches, rockfall, downed trees, hidden obstacles, lightning and exposure to the elements. These risks include the risk of injury and death. By agreeing with these terms, customer agrees to indemnify and hold blameless Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , its owners, employees, affiliates and contractors for any outcome related to the above mentioned hazards . 


2) It is fully the customers responsibility to educate themselves on safe backcountry travel practices as it relates to splitboarding, such as taking an AIARE or equivalent avalanche safety course. It is the customers responsibility to own and know how to use all necessary safety equipment, such as avalanche beacons , airbag packs, shovels and probes.  Customer agrees to indemnify and hold blameless Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , its owners, employees, affiliates and contractors from any claims of liability resulting from avalanches or the inherent risks associated with backcountry travel. 


3) Customer understands and accepts that snowboard and splitboard binding systems are not designed or intended to release in an avalanche like most ski binding systems, thus increasing the risk of serious injury and or death in the result of an avalanche.  Customer agrees to indemnify and hold blameless Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , its owners, employees, affiliates and contractors from any claims of liability related to bindings not releasing in an avalanche. 


4) It is fully the customers responsibility to learn the proper use of the products sold by Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , in order to safely travel in the backcountry. If the customer is new to our binding system, we strongly recommend that the customer starts out with low risk objectives in order to test and verify that their equipment is setup correctly. While Phantom Snow Industries, LLC, provides instructions for setting up our products, the responsibility is fully with the customer to make sure that they read these instructions and set their products up correctly. Customer agrees to indemnify and hold blameless  Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , its owners, employees, affiliates and contractors from any claims of liability related to incorrect setup or misuse of our products. 


5) It is fully the responsibility of the customer to frequently visually inspect their equipment for any defects and damage prior to backcountry travel. It is fully the responsibility of the customer to maintain their equipment in a satisfactory condition for backcountry travel. While Phantom Snow Industries, LLC does provide maintenance tips and guides on their website, the responsibility of performing said maintenance is fully the responsibility of the customer. 
Customer agrees to indemnify and hold blameless Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , its owners, employees, affiliates and contractors from any claims of liability related to failures resulting from failing to inspect and maintain their equipment. 


6) Phantom Snow Industries, LLC accepts no liability or responsibility for any injury or death resulting from the use or misuse of our products . Customer agrees to indemnify and hold blameless Phantom Snow Industries, LLC , its owners, employees, affiliates and contractors from any claims of liability related to avalanches or backcountry travel.