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Off Piste Ski Insurance
Skiing can seem a little crowded when families and novices all pile on piste at once. If you are a seasoned skiier with the skill to ski off piste, Essential Travel caters to you by providing holiday insurance for skiing off piste with and without a guide.
Off Piste Skiing
For off piste skiing too, you may need to add additional Sports Cover.
Off Piste Skiing with a guide
Add Winter Sports to your quote and be covered as standard for Off Piste skiing accompanied by a guide.
Off Piste Skiing without a guide
If you don't want a guide, add Sports Grade 4 and Winter Sports to your policy you will be covered.
Types of Winter Sports Cover
There are 3 types of travel insurance policies available to which Winter Sports can be added:
- Single Trip
One trip up to a maximum of 87 days with up to 17 days of winter sports (ages 2 - 65*)
- Annual Multi Trip
Multiple trips for year of up to 45 days each with winter sport cover for up to 17 days per year (ages 2 - 65*)
- Backpacker Trip
Continuous cover for 2 years with up to 31 days of winter sports cover (ages 19 - 45)
*If you are 65 or older, find out about Travel Insurance for Over 65s.
Winter Sports Medical Cover
In addition to providing you with access to cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue and repatriation, your skiing holiday insurance will also cover the following:
- Medical Expenses £5 million - £10 million
- Hospital Benefit £600 - £1,200
- Personal Accident £15,000 - £30,000
Experts' Top Tip - Your safety is important if you're taking part in winter sports while away on holiday, so it is compulsory that you wear the appropriate gear to ensure you are covered. Use your head, wear a helmet.
Off Piste Ski protection includes theft, loss or damage to your personal gear as well as any pre-paid fees.
|Replacement or repair of equipment||up to £750||from £75|
|Loss or damage of hired equipment||up to £510||nil|
|Closed piste||up to £500||nil|
|Unused ski packs||up to £600||nil|
Additional Winter Sports included
Listed in the table below are a range of ski-related activities and other winter sports that you are covered for at no extra cost with your Winter Sports add-on.
|Winter Sports covered in the same quote|
|Air boarding||Glacier Walking||Ski - blading||Snow mobiling|
|Big Foot Skiing||Huskey Dog Sledging organised and non-competitive||Skiing - alpine||Snow Shoe Walking|
|Blade Skating||Ice Karting||Skiing off piste with a guide||Snow Tubing|
|Bum Boarding||Ice Skating||Skiing on piste||Tobogganing|
|Cross Country/Nordic Skiing||Ice Windsurfing||Sledging||Winter Walking (using crampons and ice picks only)|
|Dog Sledging||Kick Sledging||Sledging pulled by horse or reindeer as a passenger|
|Dry Skiing||Langlauf||Snow boarding|
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
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