Ski enthusiasts looking to hit the slopes this winter should check they have adequate travel insurance cover in place for themselves and their families. And this cover must include winter sports cover, says moneysupermarket.com.
While there are competitive deals available, policies covering winter sports can vary a great deal, with exclusions and caveats commonplace as well as cover levels differing. It is crucial to check the small print.
Bob Atkinson at moneysupermarket.com says, "Travel insurance should be an essential item when planning any holiday, especially for a trip involving adrenaline-fuelled winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. A snow-filled holiday on the slopes can be costly, but foregoing travel cover just is not an option for skiers and snowboarders and scouring the small print really is a must. I would urge those booking their winter skiing trip away to take out a travel insurance policy as soon as they have purchased their trip. Ski enthusiasts must check their policy includes winter sports protection such as cover for sports equipment, ski pass, or going off-piste. All travel insurance policies have clauses relating to alcohol consumption which will affect the validity of any claim made, so be wary of that lunchtime drink on the slopes."
Travel insurance: News update: 5 November 2010