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From only £15.75 per Week

From only £15.75 per Week

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.

  1. Single Trip with Winter Sports – for one off trips up to 87 days with 17 days of skiing (ages 2 – 65*)
  2. 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*)
  3. Backpacker with Winter Sports – continuous trips for 2 years with up to 31 days per policy for skiing (ages 19 – 55)

*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

Helmet Safety

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
Big Foot Skiing Huskey Dog Sledging organised and non-competitive
Blade Skating Ice Karting
Bum Boarding Ice Skating
Cross Country/Nordic Skiing Ice Windsurfing
Dog Sledging Kick Sledging
Dry Skiing Langlauf
Ski - blading Snow mobiling
Skiing - alpine Snow Shoe Walking
Skiing off piste with a guide Snow Tubing
Skiing on piste Tobogganing
Sledging Winter Walking (using crampons and ice picks only)
Sledging pulled by horse or reindeer as a passenger
Snow boarding

Ski Equipment

In addition to theft, you are covered for:

Feature Cover Limit Excess
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

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Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

Hazardous Sports and activities

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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