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Skiers warned as accident claims costs rise by 40%


Medical claims costs for winter sports accidents now outstrip the amount spent by skiers on their entire winter holiday by an average of £375.


Despite this, three in five skiers do not have winter sports cover on their travel insurance, potentially leaving them with a painful medical bill.


Aviva’s claims data from last ski season found the average winter sports accident cost £1490, a rise of 40% on the previous year.


Jerry Finch of Aviva says, “Trying to save a bit of money by not getting travel cover when the potential for injuries is high could be a false economy. The risk of participating in winter sports is often not covered by the European Health Insurance Card.”

Travel insurance news: 23 December 2011