Winter Sports Travel Insurance

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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!

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.

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.

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 Winter Walking (using crampons and ice picks only)

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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.

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.

Family Ski Insurance

Family Ski Insurance

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.

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Single, Annual and Backpacker

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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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Golf

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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Business

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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Cruise

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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Wedding

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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