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Skiing Holiday Insurance
No winter holiday is complete without a skiing adventure.Essential Travel offers you affordable travel insurance for at least 7 different types of skiing (and many other winter sports) when you add Winter Sports cover to your quote.
Winter Sports cover is available to add onto to any of our policies and includes cover for more than 25 different sporting activities.
Options for Ski Travel Insurance
Essential Travel's policies are structured so that the best policy for you depends on your trip.
- Single Trip with Winter Sports – for one off trips up to 87 days with 17 days of skiing (ages 2 – 65*)
- Annual Multi Trip with Winter Sports – for multiple trips throughout the year of up to 45 days each, with up to 17 days for skiing/wintersports per year (ages 2 – 65*)
- Backpacker with Winter Sports – continuous trips for 2 years with up to 31 days per policy for skiing (ages 19 – 45)
*If you are 65 or older, find out about Travel Insurance for Over 65s.
Winter Sports Medical Insurance
By adding Winter Sports to your policy, you will have access to mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation and the following benefits:
- Medical Expenses up to £5 million - £10 million
- Hospital Benefit up to £600 - £1,200
- Personal Accident up to £15,000 - £30,000
Always exercise caution and wear a helmet when skiing or partaking in any other Winter Sport to benefit from your cover. This is also a requirement for your travel insurance to remain in place.
Off Piste Skiing
When you add additional Winter Sports cover, you are also offered off piste cover.
Off Piste Skiing with a guide - add Winter Sports to your quote and you are covered for off piste skiing when skiing with a guide
Experts' Top Tip - You should add Sports Grade 4 and Winter Sports if you plan on Skiing Off Piste without a guide
Skiing and Wintersports
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|
In addition to theft, you are covered for:
|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|
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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