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Contest Rules

Mammoth Mountain #MammothsOpen Contest Official Rules


Contest Period:  The Mammoth Mountain #MammothsOpen Contest (“Contest”) will begin at 6:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time on November 10th, 2016 (“Contest Start Date”), and will end at 11:59:00 p.m. Pacific Time on November 13th, 2016.

Sponsor: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Theme: Mammoth Mountain #MammothsOpen. All entries must fulfill the theme of showing content (photo or video) from Mammoth Mountain’s Opening Weekend and post their entry to a public Instagram or Twitter profile using hashtag #MammothsOpen and tagging @MammothMountain.

Eligibility for Participation: The Contest is intended for viewing and participation in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) only, and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. and California law. You are eligible to enter the Contest if you are over 18 years of age and a legal U.S. or Canadian resident.

To participate in the Contest, entrant must have Internet access. Employees, officers, directors, managers and members of the Sponsor, affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone working on the implementation of the Contest or the fulfillment of any prizes (“Contest Entities”), as well as the immediate family members (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouses) and/or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of any of the foregoing are not eligible to participate in the Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter: To enter the contest, entrant must submit a photo or video to a public Instagram or Twitter profile that follows the theme (“Theme”). Entries must tag @MammothMountain and use hashtag #MammothsOpen in the photo’s caption and have a public profile. Final determination of eligibility of any Entry will be made by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. All Entries must be received during the Contest Period. All Entries received during the Contest Period will compete for the Prizes (defined below). You may submit multiple entries per Instagram or Twitter profile.


Entrants must complete all required instructions to be successfully entered in the random drawing. Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. In order to participate, you must have or create an Instagram or Twitter account. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be referred to hereafter as the "Eligible Entries". There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) runner up winners from all Eligible Entries received. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules and Mammoth Mountain’s Terms of Use at /contest-rules and Privacy Policy at /privacy including all eligibility requirements. All entries will be automatically entered into Mammoth Mountain Resort database. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and consent to use of their names and/or photographs for advertising or publicity purposes by the Sweepstakes Entity and its designees in any and all media without further consideration, except where prohibited by law.

How to Win:

The potential prize winners (“Potential Winners”) will be selected from all Eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Winners are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these official rules. Mammoth Mountain will notify Potential Winner by Instagram or Twitter Direct Message, email and/or certified mail, if physical address is available, and provide instructions for redemption of the prize(s). The “potential winnesr” must be following @MammothMountain ( to be contacted via Direct Message. If the Potential Winners have not responded within 2 days from the notification being sent, it will be assumed the Potential Winners does not want the prize and his/her name will be withdrawn.  A new Potential Winner will be selected. If the second Winner does not respond within 2 days of receipt of notification, this Contest will be void. Odds of winning any prizes depends on the number of Eligible Entries received.

Winner Notification: The winners will be announced Monday November 14th, 2016. Mammoth Mountain will notify the winners directly via Direct Message shortly after the contest period ends.

Prizes: There shall be one (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) Runner Up Prize Winners.

  • Grand Prize Winner - (1) GoPro Camera
  • Runner Up Prize Winners (2) – Mammoth Swag Bags

All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners. The Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value. All decisions by the Sponsor as to the Grand Prize and the Prize Winner, as well as to all aspects of the Contest, are final and binding.

Release and Governing Law: By participating, entrants (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final in all respects; (b) agree that they are bound by the Sponsor’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and other Website policies and requirements regarding the uploading and posting of their Work; (c) agree that any dispute arising under this Contest will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules; (d) consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in Orange County, California; and (e) agree on his/her behalf, and on behalf of his/her respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasing Parties”), to release, defend, and hold harmless the Contest Entities and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, and those individuals’ respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, and liability including, but not limited to, for loss, harm, damage, injury, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, and any costs or expense including, without limitation, any property damage, personal injury, or death which may occur in connection with participation in the Contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of any awarded prize. The Releasing Parties agree to hold harmless and to indemnify the Released Parties from and against any claims arising out of a breach by entrant of any of the representation and warranties contained in these Official Rules.

Limitation of Liability: The Released Parties shall not be liable for any (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or documents, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, disconnections, delays, inability to upload or download or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use or misuse of such prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (v) printing, human typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Contest, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, human error or other error corrupt the administration or security of the Contest. The Sponsor shall not be responsible if the Contest cannot be implemented or if a prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. The Sponsor makes no representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize and specifically disclaims all such warranties, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST. ENTRANTS (AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS IF ENTRANTS ARE MINORS) HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S AND LEGAL FEES, OR TO INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S AND LEGAL FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

Copyright: Contest entries and photos and upon submission become the property of Mammoth Mountain, and each Participant cede any claims of ownership or rights therein upon submission of their entry into the Contest.

Privacy: Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in this Contest will be used by the Contest Entities for purposes of the proper administration of the Contest as described in these Official Rules and as set forth in the Sponsor’s published privacy policy on its Website at /Privacy/

Winner List: Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to request the winner list:

Mammoth Mountain #MammothsOpen Contest, PO Box 24
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

The Contest Entities, the Sponsor and the Released Parties are not affiliated with Instagram or Twitter. Instagram or Twitter is not a sponsor of this Contest.