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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.
Adding extra cover for Winter Sports is easy just choose what type of policy suits you best!
Valid for single trips of up to 90 days with 17 days of skiing (ages 2 - 65)
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)
Continuous trips for 2 years with up to a maximum of 31 days per policy for skiing (ages 19 - 55)
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 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.
If you need extra cover for pre-existing medical conditions and you would like to take out additional cover for winter sports, you can currently only book your policy via the contact centre.
|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|
For you thrill seekers out there, we cover off piste skiing too, but you may need to add additional Sports Cover.
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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.
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.
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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Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
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