The risks result, for example, from the terrain, natural or artificial obstacles, weather conditions, riding errors, lack of riding skills, overestimation of one's own abilities, other people, vehicles or animals and other factors. Falls with damage to property, bodily injuries (also serious) can result from these risks. This applies not only to the user's own person or objects, but also to other persons and objects. The user is responsible for taking out adequate insurance for the risks associated with the practice of the sport (e.g. liability, accident, salvage, etc.).
1. GENERAL NOTES
1.1 Riding on the trails and using the lifts is always at your own risk. The routes are prepared and secured to the best of our knowledge and belief.
1.2 Parents are liable for their children. At Bikepark Winterberg there are no age restrictions for the routes and lift use. However, it is strongly recommended that children under the age of 10 are supervised by a parent or guardian or accompanied as far as possible.
1.3 For safety reasons, it is recommended that you always carry a mobile phone. Emergency number Bikestation +49 (0)2981-9199909.
1.4 Visitors to the Bikepark park exclusively in the Bremberg large-area car park on the opposite side of the road (official requirement). Parking there is free of charge. Parking and stopping in front of and behind the bike station, as well as at the valley and mountain station chairlift, is expressly not permitted. This is the only way to ensure that our rescue routes are freely accessible at all times.
2. TRACK MARKING & SAFETY
2.1 On all bike trails Fullface-helmet compulsory, except on the COMMENCAL Beginner & Kids Parcours at the bike station! Further protective equipment (safety jacket, knee/shin pads) is strongly recommended and can be rented for a fee at the bike station. Wearing full body protection is compulsory on certain routes!
2.2 The tracks are classified in different levels of difficulty: blue=easy, red=medium, black=difficult. Good riding skills are a prerequisite for all routes. Each user should only ride the routes that correspond to his or her own requirement profile and ability.
2.3 Especially for the red and black marked routes, full body protection is compulsory (Fullface-helmet, safety jacket and knee/shin protectors)!
2.4 Attention! Especially the last sections of the North Shore require more experience (red-black marked route). There is a danger of falling on the obstacles! Please report possible defects to the Bikepark staff immediately! If you are not sure, do not go on the route! In general, you always drive on the obstacles at your own risk! The wooden elements must not be ridden on when wet!
3. TRACK USAGE
3.1 All routes must be inspected as far as possible before driving on them by driving slowly, with foresight and caution (compulsory)!
3.2 At blind spots, generally drive slowly, with foresight and cautiously.
3.3 It is imperative to keep a safe distance! The biker in front, as well as the weaker biker, always has the right of way and must not be coerced.
3.4 For less experienced riders, please note that in many places route obstacles can be bypassed on easier paths ("chickenways").
3.5 Riding off the tracks, e.g. shortcuts, is strictly prohibited! Violation of this rule will result in the revocation of the lift ticket, a ban on riding on all tracks of the bike park, as well as expulsion from the premises (domiciliary rights)!
3.6 Driving uphill and pushing uphill is strictly forbidden on all tracks!
3.7 Stopping is prohibited on the route and lingering in places that are difficult to see must be avoided at all costs. Exception: training courses of our bike school.
3.8 The signs and markings set up on the individual routes must be observed at all costs in order to avoid accidents. Please be aware of hikers, pedestrians and forestry vehicles that may be in the park.
3.9 It is not permitted to use any of the Bikepark routes outside opening hours. The tracks may only be used between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.
3.10 Bikes with child/bicycle trailers or shotgun child seats, unicycles, remote-controlled vehicles or similar, as well as "trail dogs", are excluded from track use.
3.11 It must be expected that sections of the route will be closed at short notice without prior notice due to urgent maintenance work. A temporarily reduced route offer does not entitle to a discount or refund of the lift ticket.
3.12 It is strictly forbidden for pedestrians to enter the tracks. Danger to life!
3.13 Music boxes on bikes or on the biker himself are not permitted when using the track and lifts!
3.14 Protect the environment! Do not dispose of tear-off visors, masks and other rubbish on or next to the course. There are plenty of rubbish bins at the lift stations.
4. TICKETS, LIFT USE & BIKE-WASH
4.1 The use of the trails at Bikepark Winterberg is free of charge within the stated opening hours. A ticket is required for uphill transport with the chairlift, which must be purchased in advance online via our homepage, on site at the bike station or at the ticket machine.
4.2 Day, multi-day and season tickets, as well as Gravity Cards, are personalised and therefore non-transferable. Tickets, on the other hand, can be used by more than one person. Access is controlled by contactless readers and control bodies. Non-compliance may result in the withdrawal of the lift ticket, a ban on riding on all routes of the bike park, as well as expulsion from the premises (domiciliary rights)!
4.3 Bikepark Winterberg is under no obligation to replace lost or damaged tickets free of charge. Tickets should not be bent or punched under any circumstances! Each biker is responsible for his/her own ticket and must bear any additional costs for a replacement ticket.
A (pro rata) refund of the lift ticket can only be made in the event of illness or injury of the respective person upon presentation of a medical certificate.
Bei möglichen Rabattaktionen gelten zusätzlich die jeweiligen Aktionsbedingungen. Diese können zum Beispiel dazu führen, dass Preise unterschiedlich sind, online Tickets nicht stornierbar sind oder es Einschränkungen bei der Buchbarkeit gibt. Die Aktionsbedingungen sind beim Ticketkauf aufgeführt und werden mit der Buchung eines Aktions-Tickets automatisch akzeptiert.
4.4 The requests and instructions of the lift and Bikepark staff must be strictly followed! Non-compliance will result in the revocation of the lift ticket, a ban on riding on all routes of the bike park and expulsion from the premises (domiciliary rights)!
4.5 Unvorhergesehene Wettersituationen (Wind, Blitz, Gewitter etc.), höhere Gewalt oder technische Probleme an den Liftanlagen, welche zwingend eine Einstellung des Betriebes aus Sicherheitsgründen erfordern, führen nicht zu einer Vergünstigung oder Rückvergütung des Lifttickets! Dies gilt für sämtliche Tickets, egal ob Tageskarten, Mehrtageskarten, Fahrtenkarten, Saisonkarten oder Aktionstickets.
4.6 The carriage of e-bikes and fatbikes on our chairlifts is limited to a maximum weight of 30 kg per bike.
4.7 Bikes with a wheel size over 29" are excluded from carriage on our chairlifts for technical reasons.
4.8 Luggage racks, lights, mudguards, fenders or similar should be removed before travelling on our chairlifts. We do not accept any liability for damaged or lost material!
4.9 Dogs and other animals, as well as prams, etc. are excluded from carriage on our chairlifts for safety reasons.
4.10 The Bikewash at the bottom station of the chairlift can be used free of charge until 17:15. The last ascent of the chairlift is at 17:25.