NEW! Specialist Snowsport Travel Insurance

10th July 2019

Snowsport England have partnered with Sports Insure to provide tailor-made travel insurance packages. All winter sports enthusiasts can be catered for, from recreational skiers and snowboarders to ski racers and freestyle competitors.

We know how important it is to have suitable travel insurance when going overseas for a Snowsport holiday, or to train or compete in skiing or snowboarding events.

In addition to a standard travel policy, Sports Insure can offer;

  • Competitive single trip and annual policies
  • No limit on the number of days of winter sports cover, competitive, training or holiday offered on both single trip and annual holidays
  • Off-piste, heli-skiing, freestyle etc
  • £10,000,000 medical expenses limit as standard
  • Emergency assistance on call 24/7
  • Extended cover for Snowsport training and competition – extensions for damage to ski equipment, piste closure refunds etc

Daran Rowlands, father of three freestyle skiers, said he ‘was delighted’ with the new insurance he took out with Snowsport England and Sports Insure:

“The travel insurance we got through Snowsport England and Sports Insure meets the needs of my kids when they are training and competing in freestyle skiing for GB and for a decent price! Dealing with Sports Insure has been really easy, they have been very patient answering my many questions and providing alternate quotes”.

If you do not have adequate insurance in place and sustain an injury or have an accident that results in you requiring medical assistance, the costs can very quickly mount up. Many ‘off the shelf’ travel policies do not cover winter sports as standard, whereas this facility can cover the particular activity you are looking to participate in. E.g. off-piste without a guide, heli-skiing, freestyle etc. Furthermore, in Europe it is important to be aware that the medical services in resort will more often than not, be private. As such the EHIC (formerly E111) may not be accepted.

Claims can be costly. For example, piste evacuation within Europe can range from €250 to €700, increasing to €5,000 or more for helicopter evacuation from the slopes. Outside of Europe, specifically North America and Canada, these costs will increase considerably, as will the medical expenses. Repatriation can be anything from an early return airfare, extra seats, road ambulance, through to an air ambulance. Costs can range from £200 through to as high as £40,000, depending on location and specific requirements during the repatriation.

For further details regarding the Snowsport England bespoke travel insurance and how to obtain a quotation, please click here.

For insurance advice and quotations please email: snowsportengland@sports-insure.co.uk