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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

BSSC is committed to maintaining a pleasurable, comfortable and safe recreational environment and therefore expects its participants to adhere to a code of conduct with respect to other participants and agents carrying out services.  The following are examples of unacceptable conduct in BSSC activities:

  • Illegal activity
  • Threatening, intimidating, harassing or violent verbal or physical behaviors
  • Excessive, inappropriate or disruptive actions and/or profanity
  • Excessive drinking or disorderly conduct
  • Any other behavior which, in the sole discretion of BSSC, the tour escort and/or agents carrying out
    services, is deemed to be in any way inappropriate

Any person considered to be in violation of this code of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the current activity, banning from future activities and termination of membership in each instance without refund.

 

MEMBERSHIP POLICIES

  • BSSC membership fees will not be adjusted or prorated.  Memberships cannot be put “on hold” nor refunds issued if your situation or interests change during the tenure of your membership.
  • All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice.

 

SPORTS POLICIES

Unless otherwise stated in the specific league registration documents and policies, the following applies:

  • All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice.
  • Cancellations - Notice must be received in writing by the dates indicated.

Team Entries

- Cancellation greater than 21 days prior to start of league or activity -- Full refund of amount paid, less a $50 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 21 days of start of league or activity if the activity is sold-out and a suitable replacement is made -- Full refund less $50 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 21 days prior to the start date or activity date if the activity is not sold out and/or no replacement is made -- No refund.

- Unpaid balances that remain after the payment deadline -- Teams are subject to cancellation and forfeiture of all monies paid.

  

Individual Entries

- Cancellation greater than 10-21 days (depending on the sport) prior to the start date or activity date -- Refund of the amount paid less $5-$15 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 10-21 days (depending on the sport) prior to the start date or activity date if it is sold out and a replacement is made -- Refund of the amount paid less a $5-$15 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 10-21 days (depending on the sport) prior to the start date or activity, and it not sold out and/or no replacement is made -- No refund.

  • Boston Ski & Sports Club reserves the right to exclude intoxicated or disorderly persons from any portion of an activity or trip without refund of money.
  • Boston Ski & Sports Club reserves the right to disallow your participation if you do not have the required safety gear. 
  • There is no refund for unused services
  • Participants must be 18 or older.  Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis subject to the discretion of the BSSC Sports Director.
  • You are responsible to judge your own ability to participate based on your own physical capabilities and endurance, the weather, conditions, and anything else pertaining to the activity.
  • Boston Ski & Sports Club (BSSC) is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage to person or property, resulting from participation in, parking at, or traveling to and from activities.  See the complete Sports Waiver & Release Agreement, which you will be asked to sign at or before the activity. 
  • If your team plans to forfeit a game you MUST contact BSSC in advance. Each BSSC sport has specific deadlines for notifications to avoid penalties, including financial penalties. Please check with your sport's specific policy page or league rules for sport specific forfeit policy details. Failure to notify BSSC carries multiple penalties.
  • In certain leagues and circumstances, teams may pick up other players from within the league to avoid forfeit and/or to be able to play at full strength.  See the complete Picking Up Players Policy
  • All participants must adhere to the Sportsmanship Policy.
  • Cancellations will be posted at bssc.com and/or to the BSSC phone cancellation line at 617-789-4070, ext. 300.  For non-sporting events, the confirmation which you received at the time of registration may also list a different phone number for you to call.
  • For Outdoor activities, cancellations depend upon the playability of a field, not whether it is raining. Decisions are usually made after 4pm on weekdays and 2-3 hours in advance on weekends. Because conditions & weather can change, updates are made as necessary, and we suggest you check again before heading out to your activity. Games scheduled for synthetic grass fields (all Field Hockey & Lacrosse, some Football & Soccer) are usually never cancelled unless there is thunder & lightning. In general, Softball games are not cancelled until fields become unplayable. Games across all sports may also be cancelled per the directive of the field owner if they feel damage may be done to the field by playing on it. If there is a cancellation, BSSC will do its best to give you as much notice as possible, but there are many times when fields are not deemed unplayable until just prior to game time.
  • During the winter months activities may be cancelled due to snow. Some sports leagues utilize school facilities which often remain closed if school is cancelled that day. However, some schools allow us to play as long as the parking lot is cleared. Other facilities are always open, and we will only cancel if overall conditions are too problematic. We will usually not cancel in advance based on a forecast of heavy snow, and wait until it actually starts accumulating. Similarly, if it is snowing in the morning or early afternoon, but is supposed to stop we will wait until 4 or 5pm to see if we can play. We will always make an effort to give you a few hours notice, but that may not always be possible.

OUT & ABOUT POLICIES

Unless otherwise stated in the specific activity confirmation, the following applies:

  • All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice.
  • Cancellations must be received in writing by the dates indicated. Some activities will note different cancellation terms in the confirmation and these terms supersede all.

- Cancellation greater than 10 days prior to the activity-- refund of the amount paid less $5-$15 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 10 days prior to the start date or activity date and if the activity is sold-out and a suitable replacement is made -- Refund of amount paid less a $5-$15 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 10 days of the activity and no replacement is made -- No refund.

  • Boston Ski & Sports Club reserves the right to exclude intoxicated or disorderly persons from any portion of an activity or trip without refund of money.
  • The Boston Ski & Sports Club escort reserves the right to disallow your participation if he/she feels that your fitness, equipment, supplies, etc. put your safety or the safety of the group at risk.
  • There is no refund for unused services
  • Participants must be 21 or older.  Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis subject to the discretion of the BSSC Social Program Manager.
  • You are responsible to judge your own ability to participate based on your own physical capabilities and endurance, the weather, conditions, and anything else pertaining to the activity. 
  • Boston Ski & Sports Club (BSSC) is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage to person or property, resulting from participation in, parking at, or traveling to and from activities.  See the complete Activity Waiver & Release Agreement, which you will be asked to sign at the activity.

SKI DAY POLICIES

Unless otherwise stated in the specific activity confirmation, the following applies:

  • All trips are non-refundable and non-transferable. You will forfeit your monies if you cancel and you may not transfer your registration to another trip.
  • Smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the buses.
  • All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice. Changes include, but are not limited to, a change in schedule, destination or cancellation of the entire trip if it is decided that circumstances, such as weather, pose potentially unsafe conditions. BSSC is not responsible for additional costs which may be incurred as a result of these situations, nor is it responsible for full or partial refunds if these circumstances lead to reduced ski time on the slopes.
  • BSSC reserves the right to exclude intoxicated or disorderly persons from any portion of an event or trip without refund.
  • Participants age13 and under must be accompanied by a parent and carry a Parental Consent Form .  Participants age 14-17 must carry Parental Consent Form.
  • The BSSC trip escort’s only responsibility is to ascertain to the best of their abilities that the tour features in your package are carried out by the companies under contract to BSSC.  You are responsible to judge your own ability to participate based on your own physical capabilities and endurance, the weather, conditions, and anything else pertaining to the activity.  The participation by a BSSC escort does not indicate that the activity is safe or suitable for you.
  • Boston Ski & Sports Club (BSSC) is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage to person or property, resulting from participation in, parking at, or traveling to and from activities.  See the complete Ski Waiver & Release Agreement, which you will be asked to sign before boarding the bus for the trip. 
  • BSSC is not responsible for costs or inconveniences incurred if a participant’s circumstances cause him/her to miss any part of the scheduled transportation.

SKI RACING POLICIES
Unless otherwise stated in the specific activity confirmation, the following applies:

  • All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice. 
  • Cancellation must be received in writing by December 1:  

- Prior to Dec 1, a refund of the amount paid will be given less a $20 service charge.

- As of December 2, no refund will be given unless a suitable replacement can be made.  If replaced, a refund will be given less a minimum $50 service charge. 

- Registrants with unpaid balances after December 1 are subject to registration cancellation and forfeiture of any monies paid. 

- There is no refund on unused services.

  • BSSC reserves the right to exclude intoxicated or disorderly persons from any portion of an event without refund.
  • Participants must be 21 or older.  Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis subject to the discretion of the BSSC Skiing Director.
  • You are responsible to judge your own ability to participate based on your own physical capabilities and endurance, the weather, conditions, and anything else pertaining to the activity. 
  • Boston Ski & Sports Club (BSSC) is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage to person or property, resulting from participation in, parking at, or traveling to and from activities.  See the complete Ski Waiver & Release Agreement, which you will be asked to sign at or before the activity.

TRAVEL POLICIES

Unless otherwise stated in the specific activity confirmation, the following applies:

  • All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice.   Changes include, but are not limited to, a change in schedule, destination or cancellation of the entire trip if it is decided that circumstances, such as weather, pose potentially unsafe conditions.  BSSC is not responsible for additional costs which may be incurred as a result of these situations.
  • There is no refund on unused services.
  • Cancellations must be received in writing by date indicated below.

Weekend trips

- Cancellation greater than 21 days prior to departure -- refund of amount paid, less a $20 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 21 days prior to departure and a suitable replacement is made -- refund of amount paid, less a $50 service charge.

- Cancellation less than 21 days prior to departure and no suitable replacement is made -- No refund.

- Unpaid balances within 21 days of departure are subject to cancellation and forfeiture of all monies paid.

 

Extended vacation Travel

- Deposits of $200 - $500 are required to reserve space, and are non-refundable and not transferable.

- Cancellations are subject to the regulations and cancellation fees set by BSSC, tour operators and agents carrying out services.  The closer to departure, the greater likelihood of complete forfeiture of all monies paid.
- Unpaid balances past due dates are subject to cancellation and forfeiture of all monies paid.

  • Participants must be 21 or older.  Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis subject to the discretion of the BSSC Travel Director.
  • The BSSC trip escort’s only responsibility is to ascertain to the best of their abilities that the tour features in your package are carried out by the companies under contract to BSSC.  You are responsible to judge your own ability to participate based on your own physical capabilities and endurance, the weather, conditions, and anything else pertaining to the activity.  The participation by a BSSC escort does not indicate that the activity is safe or suitable for you.
  • Boston Ski & Sports Club (BSSC) is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage to person or property, resulting from participation in, parking at, or traveling to and from activities.  See the complete Travel Waiver & Release Agreement and/or Ski Waiver & Release Agreement, which you will be asked to sign at or before the trip.
  • BSSC reserves the right to exclude intoxicated or disorderly persons from any portion of an event or trip without refund.  See  code of conduct above.
  • BSSC is not responsible for costs or inconveniences incurred if a participant’s circumstances cause him/her to miss any part of the scheduled transportation.

MISCELLANEOUS POLICIES

  • By sending photo(s) to us, you grant BSSC permission for free, unlimited use of the photo(s) on the web and/or in print.