Skiing is dangerous, which makes travel insurance vital, but holidaymakers with pre-existing medical conditions are not taking cover as it can be hard to find affordable policies.
World First, a specialist in medical travel insurance, offers affordable family cover from just £75 which can be extended to cover over 1,000 different medical conditions and elderly relatives who may be on the holiday, but not skiing.
Martin Rothwell of World First Travel Insurance says, “Winter breaks have a higher risk of accidental injury than any other type of holiday, so comprehensive ski travel insurance is vital, particularly as the European Health Insurance Card does not cover ski-specific emergencies such as mountain rescue. For those skiers or snowboarders suffering from pre-existing medical conditions, the cost of travel insurance and levels of cover available can make the difference between going or staying at home.”
World First’s winter sports travel insurance offers full cover for most winter sports activities, from skiing and snowboarding off piste to tobogganing and cross country skiing, easing peace of mind for travellers wanting the best cover at no extra cost. It is available for skiers aged up to 79 and the benefits include £5 million medical expenses, loss or damage of skis and snowboards as well as the cost of ski passes if anyone is unable to take to the slopes during the holiday, either from ill health or an accident.
Travel insurance: News update: 5 January 2010