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Be careful on the ski slopes

50plus Insurance is advising all 50 plus would-be skiers this year to remain savvy on the slopes in looking after their health.

As increasing numbers of adventurous over-50 ski enthusiasts head towards favourite ski destinations, many will forget to take proper precautions in protecting themselves against injury.

Advice from specialist over-50s insurer, 50plus recommends that you should take out full travel insurance cover:

  • You will need to take out separate travel plus ski insurance for the USA
  • Winter sports cover is an extra on most policies
  • The European Health Insurance Card does not cover mountain rescue or private treatment
  • Annual policies normally work out cheaper
  • Don’t ski in closed areas as it will invalidate your insurance
  • If skiing in the USA or Canada, don’t be reckless: it could land you in jail
  • Check you are insured for other winter sports such as tobogganing and skating
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