Ski and snowboard enthusiasts looking to hit the
slopes this winter should ensure they have adequate travel insurance cover in
place for themselves and their families, and this must include winter sports
cover, says MoneySupermarket.com.
Research reveals that policies covering winter
sports can vary a great deal from provider to provider, with exclusions and
caveats commonplace as well as cover levels. It is crucial to check the small
Frequent skiers and snowboarders should be aware
that some policies only cover hitting the slopes for a set number of days per
year or a maximum number of ski trips.
So for those planning multiple winter sports trips they may not be covered
for the whole time they are on the piste.
Bob Atkinson at MoneySupermarket says, "Travel insurance is an
essential item when planning any holiday, and even more so for a trip involving
adrenaline-fuelled winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Skiers should
pay close attention to the detail of their policies and ensure it includes
winter sports protection such as piste closure, avalanche closure and off-piste
skiing. In the event of a more a serious injury, where extensive treatment and
air ambulance repatriation are needed, the cost could rack up into tens of
thousands of pounds. It is essential to check whether emergency transport to
hospital and back home is included in the policy wording under medical