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If you're planning a family ski trip, having the right kind of travel insurance is vital. By adding the Winter Sports extra to any of our Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policies, you'll be free to enjoy the thrill of the mountain. All you need to do is select your type of trip and then add Winter Sports cover in your quote above.

Adding Winter Sports to your Policy

Adding extra cover for Winter Sports is easy – just choose which of these two policies suit you best:

  1. Single Trip with Winter Sports
    Ideal for single trips up to 87 days with 17 days skiing (aged up to 65)
  2. Annual Multi Trip with Winter Sports
    Includes 17 days of skiing per year and unlimited non-winter sports trips of up to 45 days per trip (aged up to 65).

*Price is quoted for two adults and two children under 18.

Experts' Top Tip - Our annual policies allow you to travel independently of each other throughout the year, although kids have to be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

Medical cover for Ski Travel Insurance

Holiday insurance for your family includes access to mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation.

Helmets are Compulsory with our Winter Sports Cover
Please note that it is compulsory that you wear a helmet while skiing to be covered on our policies. We truly believe that it is a life saver!

Ski Equipment

Winter Sports protection includes theft, loss or damage to your personal gear as well as any pre-paid fees.

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

Winter Sports Covered

By choosing Winter Sports cover when you get a quote, you are covered for at least 7 types of skiing and over 25 different winter sports.

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

Off Piste Skiing

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Annual Multi Trip insurance is the ideal option for those who want comprehensive cover for all their trips this year, even those last minute adventures abroad.

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Australia is a popular choice for youngsters & our backpacker insurance can cover 2 years continual travel to destinations such as Australia, as well as working, medical & baggage cover.

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As you make your way through the booking process you can customise your annual holiday insurance policy - with the option of adding extras such as winter sports, hazardous activities and business trip cover.

Winter Sports

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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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 it’s 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
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Excess Waiver

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.

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Independent Traveller

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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