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Snowboarding is an exciting way to spend time on snow-covered slopes. Essential Travel covers you and your family for snowboarding when you add Winter Sports cover to your quote for holiday insurance.

Your Choice of Cover

You can choose from 3 options, depending on your age and the duration of your trip.

  1. Single Trip with Winter Sports:
    For single trips up to 87 days including 17 days of Winter Sports (ages 2 – 65)
  2. Annual Multi Trip with Winter Sports:
    For multiple trips lasting 45 days each, including 17 Winter Sports days per year (ages 2 – 65)
  3. Backpacker with Winter Sports:
    For an extended trip up to 2 years including up to 31 days of Winter Sports (ages 19 – 55)

Snowboarding and Winter Sports

After adding Winter Sports to your travel insurance quote, you will be automatically covered for more than 25 Winter Sports in addition to snowboarding. You do not need to pay an additional premium for each activity.

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 Snowmobiling
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

Snowboarding Medical Insurance

Regardless of the Winter Sports policy that you choose, your cover extends to mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation. Some of the medical benefits include:

Your Safety on the Slopes

In order to remain covered on your policy, you are required to wear a helmet or necessary safety gear during all of your Winter Sports activities. This is also for your own safety.

Equipment Cover

Experts' Top Tip - Remember that many of our listed sporting activities are covered under different cover options. Be sure to take out the appropriate cover your activities.

Snowboarding Equipment

Winter Sports cover relieves you of angst for theft, loss or damage to your personal equipment 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

Off Piste Skiing Without A Guide

To ski off piste without a guide, you need to add a Sports Grade 4 and Winter Sports to your quote. You will then be able to ski off piste without a guide even if you are on remote slopes.

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Independent Traveller Insurance

Independent Traveller Insurance

Planning your own getaway? Our independent traveller add-on covers extended cancellation, delayed departure & accommodation that would otherwise be covered by a travel agent.

Ski Insurance

Our Ski Insurance can cover you for piste closures, ski passes, the theft, loss and damage to personal and hired equipment, as well as medical emergencies.

What Is a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?

What Is a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?

Do you have a pre-existing medical condition that you need to declare to your travel insurance provider? Get advice on pre-existing medical conditions.

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Learn how to cut costs on your holiday insurance & receive exclusive travel insurance discounts. Cover for medical emergencies, cancellation and lost luggage.

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.

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.

Winter Sports

Adding Winter Sports cover to your Single, Annual or Backpacker insurance policy allows you to take part in over 25 winter sports, as well as providing:

Medical Cover: 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 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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