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Skiers risk invalidating travel insurance by hitting the slopes on a hangover

The Post Office

The Post Office reminds travellers that excessive alcohol intake can affect travel insurance claims. As ski enthusiasts seek the close of season European slopes, a survey says that one in five UK skiers admit to overindulging on alcohol during their holidays. Almost half admit to skiing while nursing a hangover, potentially increasing the risk of accidents and travel insurance claims.


Further research on skiing and drinking from Post Office Travel Insurance reveals that half of men drink up to ten units in one night. This means that they are likely to still have alcohol in their blood the following morning, which means any accidents suffered in this period may not be covered by travel insurance.


Rachel Croft of Post Office Travel Insurance says, "Most people wouldn’t dream of drinking and driving, but hitting a ski slope under the influence of alcohol can be just as dangerous. People are increasing their chance of having an accident, but they are also potentially invalidating their travel insurance cover which means they could be hit with a hefty medical bill."
Travel insurance news: 25 April 2011