- A specialist winter sports policy that could cover the cost of getting injured on the slopes and compensate you should bad weather or other factors close the piste
- The right level of cover is important if you need to be rescued, require medical treatment or repatriation home
- As well as covering you, a ski travel policy can provide protection for your equipment and luggage
Did you know? 70% of winter sports travellers don't always wear a helmet when skiing or snowboarding and 38% admit that they don't take out travel insurance before they go! (GOV.UK, 2012).
What's the difference between piste and off-piste? On piste is a regular marked route or slope, whereas off-piste refers to the area which is not marked as an official route in a ski resort (the snow is usually deeper and hasn't been groomed).
A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could come in handy if you're skiing or travelling in the EU, as it could provide you with emergency healthcare. However, it will not pay for transportation, repatriation back to the UK and it does not cover long-term treatment.