Winter Sports cover can cover emergency medical expenses, piste closures, ski passes as well as the theft, loss and damage to personal and hired equipment.
Winter Sports Travel Insurance
Add Extra Winter Sports Cover
Winter sports holidays are notoriously dangerous - which is probably why they're so much fun! This is why they require a special level of protection on your travel insurance that can be easily added to your policy to ensure you can get the thrill without the risk.
As you make your way through the booking process, you will able to add the winter sports to your policy. Once added you'll be covered for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, as well as an additional 25 winter sports at no extra cost.
Choose from 3 Policy Types
Adding extra cover for Winter Sports is easy just choose what type of policy suits you best!
- Single Trip with Winter Sports:
Valid for single trips of up to 87 days with 17 days of skiing (ages 2 - 65)
- Annual cover with Winter Sports:
For multiple holidays throughout the year of up to 45 days each, with a maximum of 17 days for skiing per year (ages 2 - 65)
- Backpacker cover with Winter Sports:
Continuous trips for 2 years with up to a maximum of 31 days per policy for skiing (ages 19 - 55)
Planning your own getaway? Our independent traveller add-on covers extended cancellation, delayed departure & accommodation that would otherwise be covered by a travel agent.
Book a family skiing holiday on one policy & everyone can benefit from our comprehensive cover, including loss & theft to personal and hired equipment, ski passes and piste closures.
|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|
|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|
Winter Sports Medical Insurance
By adding winter sports to your Single, Annual or Backpacker policy you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention. You will also be covered for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation.
- Medical Expenses up to £10 million
- Hospital Benefit up to £1,200
- Personal Accident up to £30 000
Helmets are compulsory
As we are always concerned with your safety, it is now compulsory that you wear a helmet whilst participating in any winter sports activity to be covered on our policies. We truly believe it could save your life!
Winter Sports Equipment
Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment 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|
Off Piste Skiing
For you thrill seekers out there, we cover off piste skiing too, but you may need to add additional Sports Cover.
- Off Piste Skiing with a guide - By adding Winter Sports to your policy you will be covered for Off Piste skiing accompanied by a guide as standard
- Off Piste Skiing without a guide - Dont want the guide? No problem, by adding Sports Grade 4 and Winter Sports to your quote, you will be covered for off piste skiing without the assistance of a guide.
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Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports insurance and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?
If you have a pre-existing medical condition its vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers dont like to think that youve 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. Whats more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that youve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.
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.
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!
By adding Winter Sports to your Single, Annual or Backpacker policy you can take part in over 26 winter sports and be covered for:
Medical: you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention including cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation
Equipment: Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover →
Regardless of your handicap, cover for your golf equipment and pre-paid green fees can be added to your policy giving you nothing else to work on except your game.
Simply add extra golf protection to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy to add extra protection for:
- Your Personal Equipment up to £1000
- Hired Equipment up to £200
- Pre-paid Green Fees up to £300
Self employed or working for a company, if you travel for work you can add extra protection against accidental loss, theft or damage to your business equipment to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policies.
Business cover protects equipment such as cameras, mobiles, laptops that you may need to work or have with you in meetings.business trip insurance →
Sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions to any of our Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip travel insurance policies.
Cruise cover will add extra protection for:
- Extended baggage cover up to £3,500
- Missed shore trips up to £500
- Cabin confinement (due to illness) up to £600
- Valuables up to £700
If you're planning on tying the knot abroad, extra cover for accidental loss, theft or damage to your your wedding clothes, rings, gifts and photos can be added to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy, to help ensure that your special day is everything its meant to be.
- Wedding Clothes up to £1500 per person
- Wedding Gifts up to £1000 per couple
- Wedding Rings up to £250 per person
- Wedding Photographs up to £750 per person
Should you need to claim on your travel insurance an Excess is the amount that you'll have to pay before we pick up the rest of the bill.
Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
If you've packaged your holiday yourself (without the help of a travel agent) add the Indepentent Traveller add-on will provide cover for additional scenarios such as:
- Extended Cancellation and Curtailment: If you need to cancel or return home early because your booked accommodation becomes unreachable and unusable due to a travel ban or evacuation
- Extended Delayed & Missed Departure: Not only will we pay you for the first 12 hours of delay, we'll also help with pre-paid travel, accomodation & any alternative travel arrangements you may need to make
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