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  • Don't let your snowboarding trip go down hill
  • Find cover for your snowboarding equipment, personal belongings and medical bills
  • Compare single trip and annual winter sports policies if you hit the slopes regularly

*The cheapest winter sports policy is £5.61 (based on 1 adult aged 28 travelling in Europe for up to 3 days). Prices correct on the 01/04/2014.


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What is snowboarding travel insurance?

Whether you're going on a family holiday to Canada or heading to the French Alps with your mates, a specialist winter sports travel insurance policy could come in handy should your snowboarding trip go downhill. It could cover the cost of medical treatment if you get injured on the slopes and compensate you if the piste is closed due to bad weather.

    • It's important to have the right level of cover if you need to be rescued, require medical assistance or repatriation back to the UK
    • A quarter of British holidaymakers go abroad uninsured and 48% of people don't realise that without travel insurance they would be liable to pay for their own medical bills abroad (FCO data, 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 resort (the snow is usually deeper).

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could provide you with emergency state healthcare if you get ill or injured. The FCO revealed that 17% of travellers wrongly assume that when travelling in Europe they don't need travel insurance because they have an EHIC and 26% believe that EHIC will pay for repatriation back to the UK (FCO data, 2012).

What could travel insurance for snowboarders cover?

    • Loss, theft or damage of your snowboard or clothes
    • Piste closure cover means you could be compensated if the piste is closed due to bad weather conditions or lack of snow (it's offered by some insurers so make sure you check before buying)
    • Some policies also offer an off-piste cover that might require you to be accompanied by a qualified instructor (check the small print beforehand to see if you're covered)

You could also be covered with standard travel insurance features:

    • Emergency medical treatment, transportation to the hospital and repatriation back to the UK if you get injured on the slopes
    • Delays and cancellations cover if you are forced to cut your trip short or cancel due to extreme weather conditions, strikes and other emergencies
    • Your luggage and valuables such as money, documents and camera could be covered against loss or damage
Take a look at this article and find out why it's recommended to get winter sports cover for your snowboarding holiday.

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Travel tips and advice

  • Make sure you know what your policy covers before buying your travel insurance; read the small print, policy exclusions and excess (find out more here).
  • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions that your or your travel party might have before buying your policy.
  • If your snowboarding equipment gets damaged or you require medical treatment after an accident, make sure you or someone on your behalf contacts your insurer within 24 hours.
  • Research your snowboarding destination before travelling; don't forget to check weather reports and visit Gov.uk's FCO website for local travel advice
  • Drinking an iced-cold beer whilst on the slopes might sound appealing, but it could affect the validity of your travel insurance claim as drug and drink related incidents aren't usually covered and as a result you might have to pay thousands in medical expenses if you're injured (read here for more information).

Don't fall foul of policy exclusions, check out the common myths of winter sports cover.

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