Prices from £20.79 for a week's cover in Europe
Worldwide Ski Insurance
Wherever you are planning to ski we can cover you with a host of benefits at affordable rates with added Winter Sports Cover. This cover is perfect for you even if your holiday is not dedicated to skiing, but you'd like to be able to dabble in a few fun winter sports and be covered while you do.
Choose between 2 types of Worldwide cover:
- Worldwide Excluding the North America and Caribbean
With this Worldwide travel insurance option, your quote is cheaper and you are fully covered when travelling to destinations such as New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and South Amercia.
- Worldwide Including North America and Caribbean
This policy cover will safeguard you against high medical costs that could result from skiing accidents or other activities in the USA, Canada, Central America, the West Indies and the Caribbean, which is why your quote is priced slightly higher.
Please note: those travelling to the USA under the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) Visa Waiver Scheme must register online under the at least 72 hours before they fly.
Experts' Top Tip - Are you taking a summer and a winter holiday, why not save money and time with Annual Travel Insurance. It covers you for multiple trips throughout the year.
Choose from these three types of trip cover:
- 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 - 45)
*If you are over 65, you can still be covered. Please see our options for Travel Insurance for Over 65s.
Cover for 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|
Apart from skiing and ski-related sports activities, you are offered cover for a wide range of winter sports listed in the table below 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|
Insurance for Skiing Off Piste
- Off Piste Skiing with a guide - add Winter Sports to your quote and you will be covered for Off Piste skiing accompanied by a guide
- Off Piste Skiing without a guide - just add Sports Grade 4 and Winter Sports to your quote and you will be covered for off piste skiing without the assistance of a guide.
Ski Medical Insurance
Your Winter Sports add-on covers you for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention.
- Medical expenses cover of up to £10 million
- Personal accident cover of up to £30,000
- Hospital benefit cover up to £1,200
Cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation are also accommodated. Should you require assistance while abroad, you can call our multilingual 24 hour Emergency Line from anywhere in the world.
When participating in any winter sport activity, it is compulsory that you wear a helmet for your safety and to ensure you are covered in the event of an injury.
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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