Optional Travel Insurance

The insurance you receive as part of your membership with Snowsport England is for liability cover only. Whilst the liability cover is operative anywhere in the world, which means you can participate in recognised Snowsport activity worldwide, this does not cover you for emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation, repatriation, loss of or damage to ski equipment and baggage, cancelled flights etc.

Sports Insure have partnered with a specialist insurer offering bespoke, travel insurance for sports individuals, which includes winter sports, often excluded from a standard travel policy.

Please read the below, before obtaining a quotation:

You must always include the ‘Winter Sports Extension’ when obtaining a quotation.

Please click here to view a full list of the approved disciplines and those disciplines that will require prior referral to insurers, before cover can be purchased.

There are various categories you can then choose from on the quotation facility, these are shown as:

  • None – recreational snowsport activity only
  • Category 1 – recreational activity  + additional activities noted below
  • category 2 – this cover is for coaches, instructors, leaders and individuals who wish to train or compete
  • Category 3 – widest list of activities cover

By clicking on ‘none’ please note that this category is for recreational winter sports:

Cross country skiing (on recognised tracks)
Husky Sledging (as a passenger booked with a licensed operator)
Skiing/Snowboarding excluding ski touring (including off piste in areas considered safe by the ski resort management or local ski school)                                                                                                                               Ski Boarding Sledging
Sleigh Riding (with a licensed operator)                                                                                                          Snowmobiling (with a licensed operator)                                                                                                          Snowshoeing (in areas considered safe by the ski resort management or local ski school)                            Telemark Skiing (in areas considered safe by the ski resort management or local ski school)

Please note recreational winter sports does not cover participation is competition or training.

The above cover can be purchased for individuals & families who do not require cover for competitions or training.

Category 1This includes all of the above activities together with the following:

Biathlon (winter)
Cross Country Skiing (competition)
Mono Skiing (on snow)

Category 2 – This includes all of the above activities together with the following:

Skiing (competition excluding freestyle and jumping)
Ski Racing (excluding freestyle and jumping)
Snowboarding (competition excluding free style and jumping)
Tobogganing
Any Skiing & Snowboard training, in preparation for competition
Skier & Snowboarder Cross (including competition)

Category 3 – This includes all of the above activities together with the following:

Heli-skiing (with a licensed operator and local guide)
Ski Touring (with a fully locally licensed guide provided that all instructions given by the guide are followed)
Ski Mountaineering (providing these are properly organised competition or in areas considered safe by resort management or local ski school and with licenced operator and local guide.)

Referrals & quotations that fall outside of the above criteria 

If you are involved in activities that falls within the referral criteria, you should email: snowsportengland@sports-insure.co.uk with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Activities you require cover for
  • Experience you have in relation to the activities you require cover
  • Type of policy you require (Annual/ Single Trip)
  • Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions?
    • If yes – please provide further detail

You may also need to refer to us if:

  • You exceed the upper age limit of 65
  • A single trip will exceed the maximum of 60 days

Insurers can provide cover for all of the above, subject to referral. Please speak to Sports Insure for a bespoke quote.