Ski Travel Insurance
Whatever else you do, ski travel insurance is an absolute must for your holiday! Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, winter holidays are known for bringing out the 'daredevil' and as a result whether it's icy or powder, the right cover is essential for all.
All details above were correct as of 20.02.14 and GoSki.co.uk or it's parent company GoSki Limited cannot be held responsible for changes in price or availability.
Why the Importance?
The main problem is that when skiing or snowboarding even a small innocent looking fall can break your arm or leg, where a much more dramatic fall has little or no effect - because your skis have long since come off.
We think that ski insurance should be booked whilst you are booking your holiday as otherwise there is a very real danger that you may forget - which will cost you thousands if anything goes wrong.
What Ski Travel Insurance is Available?
There are a number of options open to you - from individual through to family, multi trip to annual that includes say up to 30 days as standard. Check thoroughly that it covers your needs - off-piste is often not covered even with a guide. North America policies will be more expensive than Europe, extreme skiing another area where you will need to check very very carefully.
Just as a leveller - fixing a simple broken arm probably costs about £2k and the helicpoter ride off the mountain - upto £10k or more depending on the severity of your injuries. Therefore, as you can tell - the £75 is a very good spend of money under the circumstances.
Some Quick Tips
Choosing the right winter sports insurance policy is fairly simple, there's no point completely over-doing it and spending £200 on a policy if you don't need it so follow the simple points below :
- Ensure your ski cover is adequate and appropriate paying particular attention to the activities you may end up doing
- Check carefully the policy for off piste skiing. In particular find out whether it cover off piste runs or whether you have to go with a guide only on certain designated routes.
- Strangely you may need to check about snowboarding. Many policies may simply use the word skiing when it means both, however some don't. Always check specifically that yors does cover if that's your bag!
- Check the policy covers ski equipment and theft. Specifically are you covered for leavibg your hire skis outside the bar locked and they go missing! It is a £300 replacement minmimum om those.
Finally, whether you are in Whistler or La Plagne enjoy your holiday and try not to think too much about what could go wrong.