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Winter Sports Travel Insurance

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From only £32.16 per Week

From only £32.16 per Week

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)

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

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.

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

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 - Don’t 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 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.

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