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Snowboarding Travel Insurance


Whether you're a seasoned shredder or a snowboarding novice, you'll want the most cost effective, reliable travel insurance policy for your snowboarding holiday. Snowboarding carries different risks to skiing and we've kept this in mind when putting our winter sports cover together. In this helpful guide, we'll look at how to avoid potential snowboard insurance issues and how to get the most out of your snowboarding insurance policy. We must state that for all our winter sports, you need to be 65 years old or younger for the policy to be valid.

Winter Sports Add-on

  • Equipment hire
  • Personal equipment
  • Avalanche cover
  • Friendly 24/7 UK-based helpline

Which Holiday Extras cover level should you choose?

At Holiday Extras, we like to keep things as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. That's why we just have two policies: Single Trip and Annual Multi-Trip. These are both available at the bronze, silver, and gold levels, to suit your needs.

With any snowboarding travel insurance, you will want to make sure that you have proper cover for your equipment, whether it's a hired board and gear that you're using, or your own kit.

The cover you receive for your ski and snowboarding equipment is often very similar to what you would be entitled to under the personal possessions section of your travel insurance policy. You should always check to see if the amount provided by your insurer for personal and hired equipment, matches the value of the equipment you're using, before you think about purchasing the policy.

Piste closure

Facing piste closures on a snowboarding holiday is perhaps one of the most frustrating things, and you don't want to make this worse by having no provision for compensation. A good snowboarding insurance policy will include protection against piste closure, allowing you to claim a set payment for every 24hrs that the piste remains closed.

Annual snowboard insurance

Frequent travellers can benefit from a Holiday Extras annual travel policy, which offers the same level of protection as Single Trip policies but for multiple trips over the course of a year.

I have an EHIC card, do I still need snowboarding travel insurance?

More and more snow boarders are going on holiday without proper travel insurance, thinking that their EHIC card will be enough to cover them. EHIC cards only cover emergency treatment in state run hospitals and do not cover for treatment from local clinics. This could present a problem, as the first port of call for paramedics at a ski resort is usually the local clinic, treatment from which, the EHIC card does not cover.

Neither does the EHIC card cover the cost of getting you off the mountain or repatriating you back to the UK, should you need it. Just by taking a little time to choose a proper travel insurance policy, you could be saving yourself a lot of money and stress.

Snowboarding insurance with pre-existing medical conditions

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you shouldn't let this hold you back from getting snowboard holiday insurance with us. When booking your snowboard insurance, simply declare any medical conditions you may have, and we can tailor a policy specially suited to your needs.

Snowboarding further information

If you're looking to get the most out of your snowboarding holiday, look no further than our top tips.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register