Skiing holidays have a different nature to your typical holiday. As such, there
is a need for keen skiers to take out specialised, tailored cover for their trips,
ski travel insurance.
Ski travel insurance covers travellers for a variety of scenarios that are unique
to winter holidays, as well as providing all the comprehensive features you would
expect from a standard travel insurance policy.
What do I need to know about Ski Travel Insurance?
Ski travel insurance has all the benefits of a standard policy, including medical
and emergency care, but also caters to the specific needs of a skiing holiday. Ski
equipment and hire are covered, so that you can claim if these items become damaged,
lost or stolen, as these can otherwise be expensive to replace.
Ski travel insurance also offers you the option of choosing cover for stays on the
continent and beyond. Many ski locations are within Europe, including popular resorts
such as Chamonix in France or Kitzbühel in Austria, making European cover ideal.
However, many of the best ski resorts are also located outside of Europe, such as
Silverton in the US or Whistler in Canada where worldwide cover would be needed.
What are the benefits of Ski Travel Insurance?
Ski travel insurance takes into account more of the costs associated with skiing.
Ski packs are covered, which include the costs of ski pass, ski hire and tuition
fees. Should items such as tickets and hire passes remain unused, as a result of
scenarios such as theft or damage; Questor’s ski travel insurance will reimburse
you for the cost of these hires.
Likewise, certain periods of travel can also be covered by piste closure. This can
occur between the 1st December and 15th April for northern hemisphere locations
and between 1st May and 30th September for southern destinations. This feature offers
protection for holidays where no pistes are open. Ski travel insurance can also
cover you in case of an avalanche delaying your return journey.
What activities are covered under my policy?
Ski travel insurance is designed to involve skiing as its primary focus, although
winter sports insurance can also include snowboarding, as well as off-piste protection
for either sport.
As this activity is covered, ski travel insurance caters to the additional, increased
medical risks and costs of skiing, as well as covering the potential loss of equipment,
cancellations and piste hire associated with the holiday. Hazardous activities cover
can also be added as an extra if this is needed, to cover activities such as snow