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Compare winter sports travel insurance from as little as £5.61*


  • Forgetting your travel insurance is snow joke, so compare quotes for skiing and snowboarding holidays
  • Hit the slopes knowing that you could be covered for emergency treatment and cancellation costs
  • Whether you’re snowboarding in Whistler or skiing in the Alps, winter sports cover gives you peace of mind

*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 winter sports travel insurance?

Winter sports are becoming increasingly popular and varied, meaning that there is an increasing risk of injuring yourself on the snow.

    • The right level of cover is essential - particularly if you need to be rescued, transported home, or have ongoing medical treatment
    • Travel insurance policies that are part of a package with a bank account are usually standard policies and might not cover winter sports activities
    • Most policies offer a 24 hour helpline in an emergency, so you've peace of mind in any time zone
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could provide you with emergency healthcare for EU countries, but it will not pay for transportation, repatriation costs and it does not cover long-term treatment.

Check out our article on why you should consider winter sports cover.

    What could winter sports travel insurance cover?

      • Loss or damage of your winter sports equipment
      • Most policies offer cover for piste closures, meaning that you could be compensated if the piste is closed due to lack of snow or strong winds
      • Some policies provide an off-piste cover (check if your policy covers this and you might have to be accompanied by an instructor)

You could also be covered with standard travel insurance features:

      • Emergency medical treatment if you get injured on the slopes
      • Transportation costs to the hospital and repatriation back to the UK
      • Cancellations to your holiday if you are forced to cancel your trip due to extreme weather conditions
      • Baggage cover if your items are stolen, accidentally lost or damaged

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Travel insurance tips

  • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions that your or your travel party might have
  • Don't base your travel insurance cover purely on price, as it could limit the level of cover you receive and your excess could be higher
  • Check the small print of your policy as well as policy exclusions
  • As tempting as it sounds, sampling the local vino whilst having lunch or on the slopes is not recommended as drink and drug related incidents could not only affect the validity of your claim, but it could also be very dangerous
Take a look at our article about 'The common myths of ski cover' for more information.

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    Our aim is find our best deal on winter sports insurance, by comparing big name brands such as Explorer, Columbus Direct and more. With so many tailored offers to choose from, it’s easy to compare policies that are suited to you. So give it a go – we think you’ll like what you see.

    • Preview your policy before buying & documents could be emailed to you within an hour!
    • We have a number of useful travel guides that could help you on your trip
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