Upgrade your travel insurance policy to include ski insurance
Both thrilling and relaxing, ski trips provide the opportunity for great family holidays and adrenaline junkies alike. Book a Holiday Extras' travel insurance policy and add winter sports cover to make sure you're all protected when shredding down those snowy slopes! With our winter sports add-on you are covered for a range of activities from skiing off-piste to snowmobiling.
Why Holiday Extras offers great ski travel insurance
Frequent travellers can benefit from a Holiday Extras annual travel policy, which offers you exactly the same level of cover as a Single Trip policy but allows you to take multiple trips over the course of a year under one policy. You can then add-on Winter Sports cover to your policy, to ensure that you are protected during your ski trips. For annual policies, depending on the cover level you select, your maximum trip duration varies, with a maximum limit of 45 days on our Gold policy.
Booking your ski insurance policy
Booking is nice and easy whether you choose to do so online or via our call centre. Simply fill in the quote form above to choose a policy and upgrade to receive the benefits of winter sports cover. We've been voted best travel insurance provider 11 years in a row at the Globe travel awards, so if you need extra help finding the right policy don't hesitate to get in touch.
Should you end up in a particularly sticky situation — on or off piste — and need to be rescued, it's comforting to know that if a specific medical assistance case warrants it, your insurer would meet the costs for search and rescue efforts, either by helicopter or other means. Provided you are skiing within the limits stated on the policy wording
It's important to note however that not all ski insurance providers will automatically offer search and rescue cover as standard, and you may need to pay an additional premium for this service to be included in your cover. For this reason, it's important to check the details of a potential ski insurance policy before buying, to be sure of what you can expect.
Usually an insurer will pay towards the cost of the fees charged by local search and rescue organisations and for the cost of emergency hospital transfer whilst taking part in a covered sport. You will of course need to be able to provide written confirmation from the relevant authorities stating that a search and rescue operation was necessary.
The important part to take note of is exactly how much the insurer is willing to pay towards search and rescue fees, as this amount will determine how useful the search and rescue cover actually is. You can find the exact amount an insurer will pay, by checking the summary of cover section of the policy wording.
For more information on what you can expect from Holiday Extras' search and rescue cover, consult the policy wording under section 18, as well as the 'summary of cover section'.
Useful information when skiing
- Plan ahead: Either bring your own equipment or hire out your ski gear in advance to save time and money.
- Check your fitness: Skiing can be hard work, so consult with your GP before travelling to ensure that you do not have any health conditions that may impact your ability to ski.
- Begin slowly If you're new to skiing, don't jump straight onto the advanced black runs. Build up your skills on the beginner green slopes.
Top skiing destinations
- France: The most popular European winter destination, France has excellent family resorts like Chamonix, and the legendary Val d'Isere offers dynamic runs for more advanced skiers.
- Scotland: Close to home and boasting some excellent resorts, you can find gems like Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland.
- Finland: Though not as mountainous as other options, Finland's cross country skiing is unparalleled, and it's one of the top destinations for beginners.
- Canada: Arguably the most beautiful place to ski in the world, Canada's epic mountain ranges offer both forest trails and exhilarating off-piste opportunities.
- Switzerland: From Zermatt on the Matterhorn mountain to Verbier, when you ski with the Swiss you're guaranteed an abundance of snow and plenty of fun.
Skiing further information
If you're looking to get the most out of your skiing holiday, look no further than our supporting articles.
- Back country skiing
- How to keep safe when skiing
- Skiing in the UK
- Travelling with ski equipment
- What to wear when skiing
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