Ski resort season lets in the Alps & worldwide
Never skimp on any kind of travel insurance, especially if you are going off to ski or snowboard overseas. The cost when things go wrong can be huge, according to a recent survey by the Post Office, the average cost of an accident whilst skiing in Europe is over £1,000. Worse news is that accidents involving evacuation and hospitalisation starting at about the £2,500 mark. In the French Alps even local medical centres can deal with well over 100 accidents per day in peak season! Obviously no-one can see into the future but having decent insurance might just save your season.
Policies will always be offered to you as part of your course, gap year or employment. You are not obliged to stick with any of them and are quite entitled to shop around for either a better deal or a more comprehensive policy. That's not to say that the insurance that they provide is not up to scratch but it is advisable to check.
If you are insuring a season long trip or course make sure that there is no limit on how long any single trip can be, how many days are covered for activities (such as skiing would you believe it) and that if you are planning on doing a bit of ice climbing as well, that other activities are also covered.
Being covered is one thing, getting things sorted if something happens can be quite another. If you are going as part of a course, employment or organised gap year programme the company you are with will normally help you out. In any case, make sure you check that the policy provides a 24-hour international helpline number.
Use one of the selected providers over there on the right of the page to get a quote, it's not as expensive as you might think and really is worth the five minutes it takes to get sorted.
Ski Season Insurance providers:
Going away for the Season? We can cover you.
Whether you are working or want cover when you are not instructing we have policies from 4 to 12 months in Europe or Worldwide to suit you.
You are covered for backcountry and off-piste (subject to definition), the season insurance covers you to ski or board for every day that you are on the piste for the full duration.
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Big Cat Travel Insurance
Big Cat specialises in affordable worldwide travel insurance for Working Travellers, Gap Yearers, Backpackers and Adventurers. Our Winter Sports Extension provides great-value cover for those wishing to make the most of the snow. As well as standard skiing and snowboarding, you’ll be covered for off-piste skiing / snowboarding, cat skiing, snow skiing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Helicopter Rescue Included: We know that safety is paramount when skiing down the side of a mountain. So you can rest assured that if something happens and you need to be helicoptered off, we’ve got you covered.